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About me

I am a Specialist Coach and Mentor specialising in autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia. 

I work with adolescents and adults including those considering pursuing or who have recently received a diagnosis, and those transitioning between education and work settings. I also offer ADHD and autism coaching which can be focused on finding strengths and managing personal challenges associated with being neurodiverse, or focused on other areas of life but with an understanding of autism and ADHD. I am experienced with complex co-existing conditions and mental health difficulties. 

ADHD Coaching, Autism Coaching

I use a strength-based approach focused on your strengths, abilities and interests. Although being neurodiverse can be challenging, not least because society does not fully understand nor accommodate different ways of thinking and being, focusing solely on the challenges can feel limiting. My aim is to support you to recognise and embrace your strengths and to find ways to manage your challenges, those that you identify as wanting to focus on, not those that others may say you should focus on. 

Coaching offers a space to explore, to increase self-awareness and find your own solutions, to develop skills and to change unhelpful attitudes and beliefs. Coaching can empower you to make decisions, boost your self-esteem and improve your motivation and wellbeing. My coaching is focused on supporting neurodiverse individuals. You are the expert on you. I am here to walk alongside you and support you during our coaching journey. 

Coaching sessions are completely tailored to the individual. I offer a complimentary 30 minute initial phone call or zoom call as I believe it’s important to find the right match, a coach you feel comfortable with and who you feel you can work with. 

What you can expect in your coaching:

  • Private one to one coaching tailored to you
  • Tools and exercises to support your development
  • Recommended reading and viewing

Areas I can support with:

  • ADHD, Autism or dyslexia and how they affect you
  • Managing emotions or feeling emotions intensely
  • Confidence and self esteem
  • Sensory differences
  • Impulsivity
  • Insomnia and sleep
  • Transition from adolescence to adulthood 

Work and study related challenges:

  • Work-life balance
  • Focus and concentration
  • Motivation
  • Developing strengths and true potential
  • Organisation, planning and memory
  • Distractibility and procrastination
  • Managing projects, deadlines and workload

Social and communication challenges:

  • Communicating with work colleagues, friends and family
  • Friendships
  • Finding and maintaining relationships
  • Social skills 
  • Starting and maintaining conversations

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications are:

  • Qualified teacher - PGCE Education and QTS
  • MSc Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Inclusive and Special Educational Needs, focused on autism and dyslexia
  • Animas Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching
  • Level 3 Diploma in Yoga
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • I am currently completing a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a mental health first aider. 

My background is in special education, with over 7 years experience as an educator across primary, secondary and further education, mainstream and special education settings. I have worked as a specialist teacher and assessor, a specialist advisory teacher in mainstream and an associate diagnostic assessor for the British Dyslexia Association. 

I have experience of mentoring young people and as a mental health support worker. I volunteer with several charities, including as a mental health peer mentor, Samaritans listening volunteer and Cruse bereavement support volunteer. I am a SEN Consultant for Careers Collective, developing and delivering SEN specific careers education to young people. 

Alongside coaching, I continue part-time as a Lecturer in Psychology and a Mental Health Support Worker. 

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

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Further information

I empower individuals who are autistic, dyslexic or have ADHD to own their awesomeness (through discovery, acceptance and transformational support). I am also neurodivergent myself.

Frome, Somerset, BA11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

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