My mission is to:

  • Demystify the world of finance.
  • Relieve stress around money.
  • Help you use your money effectively to meet your highest aspirations in life.

I founded Wise Monkey Financial Coaching in 2002 after working as a fee-based independent financial adviser for a decade. I stepped away from the traditional industry because I saw such a huge gap in the support people really needed around finance.

Money is too often treated and spoken of as if it were simply a dry, neutral, coolly statistical subject. In fact, for so many, it's anything but. Money is a hot, emotional topic, layered in hope and disappointment, longing and shame. 

My job, which I love, is to guide and support people with their finances, uncovering and working with what’s really important to them. I combine a deep interest and expertise in personal finance with a deep interest in, and passion for, personal development. I’ve been on a journey myself, and together my clients and I go on a journey.

My particular expertise lies in working with clients who have identified some emotional complexity that's blocking them, and are ready to do that work. Where someone deeply senses their current life may not be aligned with who they really are. Where they’re aware of different ‘parts’ inside them, guiding them in often contradictory directions – and where they want to learn more about themselves, their habits, impulses and options, and really listen to their own inner truth. This is soul nourishing work.

But I love spreadsheets too! Helping clients create and manage a spending plan; modelling different scenarios; or exploring the impact of different decisions which have financial implications. Plotting a financial future has nothing to do with finding some miraculous way to earn huge sums or meet particular investment criteria. Different people have completely different definitions of financial wellbeing – it’s as it is and should be. I have no agenda, and meet clients wherever they are. 

"Simonne possesses an insightful, warm and practical style backed by her own financial work experience that offers a safe, non-judgemental space to work through a topic fraught with emotion and old belief systems that can either hold us back or free us to do the things we truly desire. Working with Simonne has been the single best investment I've ever made." Kate, London

"It has been deeply revealing, and also very rewarding and developmental, to work with you. The beginning of a new relationship to life!" Ingrid, London


Leading Provider

Wise Monkey has become the leading provider of financial coaching services in the UK.

Simonne has designed her service to offer value, regardless of your level of income. Fees are currently £140 per hour plus VAT (£150 plus VAT for couples), with a minimum charge of two hours for the first session. It’s a sales-free service. Her approach is both intuitive and non-judgmental, employing a blend of coaching methods that are proven to bring about lasting personal change.

Wise Monkey Financial Coaching Limited is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We will never provide you with specific advice on the purchase of any financial product such as a pension, saving, investment, insurance, credit arrangement or mortgage. Nor will we suggest that you vary, alter, discard or liquidate an existing product, including any debt you hold.

Should you require any recommendations or opinion on your existing or new financial arrangements, we would always suggest that you seek advice from a regulated independent financial adviser. Or, in the case of debt, a regulated debt counsellor.

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Wise Monkey has been featured in numerous national newspapers and magazines, including: The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Mail, The Daily Express, Which? magazine, Psychologies, Red, She, Elle, Zest, Glamour, Vogue and Woman & Home.

Simonne has also been interviewed on BBC News 24, BBC's One Show, Kathy Burke: Money Talks and several BBC radio stations and podcasts.