Islamic Counselling and Coaching Service

Are you looking for confidential service that understands you in light of your faith and culture?

Are you feeling confused and don't know what to do?

Don't know who to talk to and you feel you can't talk to friends and family? 

Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. iLCoaching is a friendly, confidential counselling and coaching service that can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. 

Welcome! My name is Lorraine Chow aka Layla and your counsellor and coach at iLCoaching. I know that it can be unnerving to approach someone especially a stranger for support and I commend you for taking the first step by looking at this site. I will try and make the experience as comfortable as possible and talk you through what to expect.  Click the button below to find out more about me and to see if I am the right therapist for you.


Emotional Well-Being

Your Life, Your Choice

 This service is unique in that it integrates the best of counselling, Islamic teachings and life coaching to help shape your perspective into a healthy and productive one. Not only will  iLCoaching  help you develop the habits to effectively deal with the challenges and emotional moments you may encounter in life, but push you to achieve your dreams too.

Moving On, Moving Forward


Many of us have difficult days. Sometimes those days become weeks or months and it becomes hard to climb back to the light.

I will offer you a helping hand and a caring heart. I will listen to your fears and feelings, gently guiding you back to a better place.

During my sessions, no matter if it’s Counselling, Life Coaching, or other therapy, personalised attention will be provided to help you identify your personal values, strengths, and abilities in support of your needs. Get in touch and you will be walked through your steps to being at peace despite the storm.



Guidance & Inspiration

Are you wanting to speak to a counselling professional who understands you in light of your faith? Is your faith an integral part of who you are and need that understanding from your counselor?  Lorraine who is also known as Layla has been a Muslim for 18 years and has been counseling the Muslim community for a number of years now. Trained by the founders of the Lateef Project- Maynard & Associates, iLCoaching derives it's Islamic counselling from the Quran, the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and the Islamic Science of the Self. Islamic counselling is designed to help you find your own natural inclination (fitra) to divine guidance, to hear your inner soul (ruh), by clearing the chaos of our inner thoughts that so easily get in the way of feeling the light of clarity from Quran and Sunnah. Call now to schedule your session.



Embrace Life’s Challenges

Sometimes, it feels like life just has it in for us and we can never catch a break. At times it feels we are on our own and no one understands what we are going through. In reality, there will always be moments we have little to no control over but, what we can always control is how we react to those moments. You do not need to go through it alone and no matter how big or small you feel your problems are, I will be here to listen; giving you that space to be you. You do not have to talk about anything you do not want to as I will work at your pace. But I hope to allow you to feel safe enough to bring whatever is bothering you.  If you are still unsure about contacting ilcoaching, why not check out FAQ for more information on what to expect if you did chose to go ahead with me.



Calm and Emotionally Resilient

Everyone can suffer from stress and worry. When we are under pressure, the body will try to protect itself through releasing chemicals to the brain, adding strength and energy. However, in some circumstances when we feel overwhelmed the body can shut down. It can slow down our reactions, slow our thoughts and feelings and enhance negative emotions. For people who are particularly sensitive to stress, this excess energy can lead to:

  • anxiety

  • anger

  • depression

  • headaches

  • high blood pressure

  • insomnia.

iLCoaching will teach you the how to achieve a balanced and fulfilling, less stressful lifestyle.

I am here, to help you become experienced at handling issues whenever and wherever they arise. Call now to schedule a session.



Building True Connection

Are you at logger heads with your partner, family member or someone at work? Is it time to address what's happening? It might not feel easy, but it’s better than being stuck, and unable to resolve things. With my Relationship Coaching sessions, you’ll learn invaluable strategies for dealing with commitment issues, improving communication skills and building trust. You'll also find ways to resolve long standing, persistent conflicts. Whether you come alone or with the other party, you will still experience the benefits and see shifts in relationships by making a change within yourself.

The relationships that could benefit from this coaching is:

  • Couples

  • Parent and child

  • Siblings

  • Family 

  • Professional

  • Friendships

If you are experiencing some conflict with someone, and would like some support, give iLCoaching a call to schedule a session.​



Take Control Back

Are you getting flashbacks that make you relive those moments again? Are you feeling exhausted, confused, anxious, agitated or even numb?  Or maybe you encounter difficulty in identifying any of these feelings. Either way iLCounselling can help release you from the shackles of the trauma using the latest highly effective techniques in modern psychology. If you find it hard to talk about the past or do not even want to talk about it, iLCoaching can still work with you in removing those negative emotions and memories. Therapy of this kind is known to be highly effective and quick. In some cases, people needing only one to two sessions.  This type of treatment can also help with;

  • Phobias and General Fears

  • PTSD

  • Grief

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • Abuse

To find out more and to book a session, call iLCoaching today.



Living life in the present moment

Many of us spend so much of our time living ‘in our heads’ that we almost forget to experience life directly through our senses. We become more and more anxious and depressed, drowning in our thoughts. Mindfulness is about the ability to stop being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is happening around us and to have a calmer and in-tuned relationship with ourselves instead. With Mindfulness, you will start to smile more. You will worry less. Life won’t bother you so much. Dissolve anxiety, stress and unhappiness, enhance your mind and increase your productivity with each little moment of mindfulness. Discover a happier, calmer you. Call now to schedule a session.

Contact ilcoaching and see how you can be helped in overcoming your personal worries and stresses.


"Nothing destroys self-worth, self-acceptance and self-love faster than denying what you feel. Without feelings you would not know where you are in life. Nor would you know what to work on.
and allow yourself to feel them."

Iyanla Vanzant


What Are Clients Saying

“I approached iLCoaching because Lorraine has substantial expertise including practical experience in working in the social care/ mental health sector. She is well respected in the community so I knew I could trust her. There was a lot of anxiety, fear and hopelessness before I started the sessions but Lorraine helped me to think objectively and begin a career in a profession that I thought would never accept me given my background.”


“I want to thank you. It was you, who has changed me as a person. You saw the person who got left behind in me and it's like you have totally transformed me. My faith, the way I think, my determination and ability to be resourceful.”


“I'm lost for words. I never thought that the outcome will be that good. After every session, I felt so light as if a big burden had been lifted off my shoulders and I was ready to face any situation. I have finally found my voice and I’m less stressed out now. I’m so thankful to have met Lorraine, she’s amazing. I would definitely recommend her to anyone and everyone. I have to say that I have finally found my "inner peace.”



Mon - Fri: 9am-8pm

Sat - Sun: 12pm-6pm



Move foward with iLCoaching

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Fairgate House

205 Kings Road, Tyesley, Birmingham. B11 2AA




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