My unique integrative approach blends Acceptance and Commitment coaching, existential therapy and practical philosophy, to help you to get to know yourself better, clarify what really matters to you, and start taking practical steps towards goals that genuinely reflect your values. Often our own thoughts and feelings get in the way, and part of the process is to learn to handle them differently.
This approach is particularly appropriate if
- you are going through some kind of transition and would like to take stock of your life
- have some big decisions to make, or are struggling with a dilemma
- are a bit dissatisfied with who you've become and would like to steer your life in a direction you truly value
If you choose to work with me, our sessions will be tailored to what you bring. There may be more exploration of what matters, or more attention to achieving your goals. Normally there has to be a bit of both, as changes need a solid foundation of self-knowledge and authentic values to be lasting. I see the process as a reflective dialogue in which we are both committed to investigating things with curiosity.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of the Association for Coaching.
I have trained in the following coaching approaches:
• Acceptance and Commitment Coaching/Therapy (ACT)
• Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching (Centre for Coaching, London)
• Health and Wellbeing Coaching (Centre for Coaching, London)
• Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, which in essence is another approach to coaching
Additionally, I am a qualified existential therapist and addiction counsellor with many years' experience. I have an MA in philosophy. I integrate all this experience into my coaching work.
Association for Coaching
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Areas of coaching I deal with
£50 an hour in Bristol and on Skype.
Sessions are friendly and confidential, and length and timescale are flexible. A session is usually an hour but can be longer. I can work short term (1-6 sessions) or long-term. A single session can be useful but it will normally take time to grapple with dilemmas, or issues of identity and value. We can discuss all this at the initial session.
As well as jointly deciding on the best way forward, I aim to make the initial session a useful exercise in itself. My hope is that you will have something to take away from it, be it being a bit clearer on the issues at stake, or what the first baby step might look like.
I offer sessions in central Bristol (Colston Street, BS1, close to the BRI and the main bus station) and sometimes in London. I also work on Skype.