I have over 20 years of experience of personal development, career and business coaching. I love helping people to identify and achieve more of what they want in life at the same time as helping them feel more happy and confident in who they are. I will help you dare to dream, to identify what really matters to you and overcome what might be getting in the way of you achieving it.
Life is a balance between moving in the direction of your dreams and learning to feel more happy and satisfied with life as it is arising from day to day. Using my skills in coaching and counselling I will provide you with the careful balance of challenge and support needed to help you:
- create a vision for your life/career that you are excited by, together with practical steps of how to get there
- draw on resources that you may never have known you had, and discover more of what is possible for you
- deal with the inevitable challenges and bumps in the road
- foster a sense of acceptance and gratitude for life as it is NOW, so that you do not fall into the trap of always striving but never arriving!
- develop a better relationship with the most important person in your life - You!
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been helping people for over 20 years and am now a qualified coach (International Coaching Federation), trained counsellor (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education) and experienced facilitator.
Having studied psychology at University I went on to gain an MSc and Chartership with the British Psychological Society (1995). In the early 90’s I worked as an Occupational Psychologist, helping people fulfil more of their potential at work. I qualified and became proficient in a wide range of psychometric profiling tools (personality, ability, motivations & interests). I also embarked on a deep personal development journey, becoming a self-confessed ‘workshop junkie’ and gaining a very wide range of skills and perspectives, including becoming an NLP Master Practitioner. I have studied with many great teachers in the World of personal and spiritual development. I believe we never stop learning. Of course I include myself in this and continue to believe in the importance of ‘doing my own work’, not only for myself, but in order to be more fully of service to others.
I am Chartered Psychologist with the BPS
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Connecting with Nature, working outdoors
£50-£200 per session, depending on number of sessions, source of funding, location
People often say that I have a calming influence on them. I will make you feel truly listened to and understood as I believe the only way people can fulfil their true potential is to feel accepted for ALL they are, not just for the way they feel they ’should’ be. I listen attentively both to your current situation and goals, but also for potential that you may not have spotted or fully acknowledged in yourself.
I have a flexible approach - helping you progress towards your current goals at the same time as being alert to new opportunities and new awareness being developed in you. I think goal setting can sometimes be too rigid. As John Lennon said “life is something that happens when you are making other plans”! In the process you develop your leaning agility - the ability to step into the unknown, develop new habits at the same time as letting go of old attitudes and behaviours that no longer serve you.
My experience is that we tend to be our own worst critics and that what we achieve in life is often more about our attitude, self belief and how we react to situations than about developing any specific knowledge or skill. I love watching people have 'light bulb' moments and I try to help you ’get out of your own way' - helping you to show up and become more fully who you are. I believe 'shift happens'!
Choosing the right Coach or Counsellor can be an important decision, so I have provided quite a lot of information on my website about my approach, in order to help you make that decision. Of course, if you feel that I might be able to help you, you will want to speak to me directly in order to explore if we have a good rapport and that the way I work will support you. I provide a FREE initial consultation, so that we can discuss what you hope to gain from our work together and I can answer any questions you may have. I hope that I have the privilege of working alongside you to help you life an even more happy and fulfilled life.
Type of session
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Mon-Frid daytime and evening up to 8pm