We have all been through huge changes in the past year or so. Adapting to new ways of working - sometimes from home and now perhaps back to the office - can be very stressful at times. Couples have spent more time together if both are working from home, without the freedom to go out and relax in company. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed or wondering how you could do things differently, coaching could be the solution. I work with individuals supporting you with improving your well being, confidence, and relationships. I trained as a Couple Counsellor with Relate and use coaching to work effectively with couples who are planning a new phase in their lives.
My background includes working closely with adults and young people facilitating learning, mentoring and advising on career choices from over 20 years as a Psychology A level teacher and tutor. Therefore I have an understanding of the demands and pressures, both professional and personal, that working in education entails. A change in managing these conflicting demands, or a change in career, may need a change in vision and I can help you find your way.
I want to know what motivates you and what holds you back, to identify your strengths and clarify your values. We will find ways you can use those strengths and values to work through the challenges that you are facing, whether this is seeking new career opportunities, starting afresh after relationship issues or managing a new life transition.
There is no magic solution in coaching! You will have to be committed and it will take effort. I adapt my approach to individuals and working together we will find the method that works best for you based on your situation. You will get a greater understanding of what you really want, what gets in the way of you achieving that and how you can develop the confidence to make changes and move forward. You can learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety and develop your own work/life balance based on what you believe to be important.
Confidential coaching sessions usually last 90 minutes (except for the first free introductory meeting) and we will meet every 2 to 4 weeks. You will be able to email me between sessions when you need support. At present I am working online rather than face to face.
Use coaching to take action:
Enhance your well being
Manage and reduce stress
Gain confidence, become assertive
Develop your work/ life balance
Training, qualifications & experience
Degree: Psychology BSc Hons.
Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling - Relate
Certificate in Coaching - Centre for Coaching
Primary Certificate in Coaching - Stress Management/Performance Management - Centre for Coaching
NLP Practitioner - Association of Integrative Psychology
Associate Member of the Association of Coaching
Member of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology SGCP
Association for Coaching
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Areas of coaching I deal with
Free initial telephone or online session
Complimentary introductory online session for up to 1 hour
Ongoing sessions are £60 per hour. Reductions can be made if sessions booked in advance.
Sessions are 1 1/2 hours.
Usually meetings are spaced by 2-4 weeks.
Mon - Thurs Day and evening
To find out more please telephone or email me to arrange a confidential complementary session. I currently do these on Zoom. This will give us the opportunity to meet and for you to find out more about coaching, how I work, and whether coaching is the best way forward for you. We will discuss what you want to achieve and how you might approach developing a plan. It tends to last half to 1 hour.