I am a qualified Executive Life Coach and Occupational Therapist and can help you focus on your well-being, work/life balance and the career or life changes you wish to make.
I have worked in the NHS for 25 years in mental health. There are points in life where things can become imbalanced and I offer a safe space for people to explore their issues. I truly believe in a practical approach when working with people so they can achieve better health and solve their problems.
In coaching we will look at:
What are the main issues affecting your daily life?
What do you want to change and how will you make those changes
What are the beliefs, behaviours and factors that stop you achieving your goals
We will put together a clear plan to support you to make the changes required. If you are ready to make that change now give me a call or email to see how we can work together
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered as an Occupational Therapist with the HCPC and a qualified coach, having completed my diploma in executive coaching and mentoring. I am a member of the South West Coaching Council. I work in accordance with the European Code of Ethics for coaches. I completed my degree in Occupational Therapy in 2001 and went on to do further training in counselling skills, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing and coaching models.
My post graduate certificate in Occupational Therapy focused on the use of therapeutic stories and listening to a person’s narrative in therapy.
I was a supervisor and mentor to Occupational Therapists in the NHS and have developed and delivered training programmes for junior therapists.
I was Head Therapist for community and in-patient mental health services and have managed the staff counselling service. I have managed therapy and occupational health services, supporting people with anxiety and depression and helping them return to work.
Areas of coaching I deal with
"Coaching with Donna helped me to see different solutions, in session one I came away with a plan to start to address my anxiety and immediately felt more in control. Donna is approachable, funny and I felt so at ease in sessions. I would highly recommend her "
Client R. B