About me

Experience, qualifications and approach

About

Whenever people used to ask me, ‘What do you do?’, I used to hesitate. What should I mention first? Teaching and training? Writing? Life coaching? And then I realised what they all have in common:

I help people grow.

I passionately believe that, given the right tools and support, everyone has the inner resources to effect positive and permanent change in their lives. 

I'm here to give you those tools and support. If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or just not as happy as you feel you could be, I can help you.

Together we can identify and work through the blocks that are holding you back, and I'll help you make sure the changes are permanent and deep-seated.

Life is for living.

Experience and Qualifications

I have been teaching, training and coaching for over twenty years, in a variety of different settings, with groups and one-to-one. I am qualified to Certificate level in Counselling and successfully completed a Diploma in  Counselling and Psychotherapy (though due to personal circumstances I was unable to complete the required number of practice hours at the time). I also hold a Diploma in Coaching from the University of Warwick and am a member of the Association for Coaching.

In addition I am a qualified teacher of T’ai Chi and Chi Gung, and teach mindfulness and meditation techniques to individuals and groups.

Rachael worked with me to rediscover my strengths and to recognise the choices I have and the power to make them. I feel not just more confident but almost renewed. 

Liane, Coaching client

Approach

I originally trained as a Rogerian counsellor, but I use a wide variety of techniques to suit your particular needs, preferences and what you want to achieve, including Gestalt, Cognitive-Behavioural approaches, Somatic Coaching, Mindfulness, and Transpersonal Coaching.

I am also very interested in recent findings in Neuroscience, and how these can be applied to help us make our brain work for us, rather than against us.

Take a look at the Blog page to find out more about some of the things I can help you with.

Life is too short to be unhappy.

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