"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."
Counsellor and Coach
Who am I ?
I believe the key to a more positive and fulfilling life both privately and professionally lies largely within ourselves and that it is only through increasing our own self awareness that we can begin to make real and lasting change. I have always had an interest in what motivates people, influences behaviour and in finding people's full potential, which is how I came to be a student of Psychology.
I really enjoy working with anybody who is looking to make a positive change in their personal or professional life and importantly, who has the courage for self reflection. People usually find me to be appproachable and insightful and I can always offer a non-judgemental, confidential and supportive space.
I have worked for more than two decades in team environments, predominantly in the mobile industry, often in leadership roles and across a wide spectrum of functions and cultures. I also bring over ten years experience of working in the helping professions.
Over 15 years business experience including:
International cross-affiliate programme management
International product marketing
Senior level cross-cultural wholesale commercial negotiations
Team recruitment, training and leadership
Extensive front-line experience in customer services, retail and sales.
10 years experience working within the helping professions including:
Frontline support roles for two major charities
Ongoing practice as a Psychodynamic Counsellor at a reputable Counselling Centre
Diploma tutor in Psychodynamic theory and skills.
AC Accredited Diploma in Coaching
BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
MBTI/Myers Briggs Practitioner
BSc (Honours) Psychology (expected 2020)
Memberships & Codes of Conduct
As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK) I subscribe to their Ethical framework.
Membership means I have achieved the required level of BACP approved training; have completed at least the number of practice hours required by the BACP; and have undergone my own long-term therapy with a BACP approved Psychotherapist. I am required to renew my membership on an annual basis and provide evidence of continual professional development (CPD).
As a coach, I also subscribe to the Association for Coaching Code of Ethics
I am also a member of the Professional Guild of NLP.