“As a coach and therapist I am interested facilitating change in others by raising self-awareness and encouraging experimentation and particularly in helping clients to initiate change.”

If you are struggling with work pressures, facing change or feeling stuck you may benefit from a short programme of psychological coaching to help you gain new perspectives and successful coping strategies to re-balance, so as to be able to respond rather than react to such challenges.

Coaching also helps you to explore personal growth, develop your potential and move forward in your life – however good you are, you can get even better!  Clients find coaching enables them to develop the ability to engage with greater challenges with more confidence and skill, resulting in better results for their organisations and for themselves, thereby recouping their investment.

What is coaching psychology?

Coaching is about unlocking potential and facilitating your performance, development and satisfaction in both work and personal domains.  Coaching psychology addresses this specifically through models of coaching grounded in established and evidence-based psychological and therapeutic approaches.  We focus on interventions that transform thinking and bring about action and change. 

How might it benefit me?

My clients use coaching to help with:

  • Enhancing job and career performance
  • Managing life transitions and opportunities
  • Exploring life-purpose and meaning
  • Direction setting and developing motivation to achieve goals
  • Problem solving, planning and decision-making
  • Identifying and overcoming dilemmas, blocks and stuckness
  • Responding to change and transition with flexibility and choice
  • Achieving greater work-life balance and satisfaction
  • Developing greater self-awareness and responsibility
  • Tackling negative emotions, self-limiting beliefs and self-esteem to build self-confidence
  • Developing coping strategies for health and well being issues such as: managing stress, pain and insomnia
  • Improving relationships, communications and emotional intelligence

What is your coaching approach?

As a coach I have a broad integrative approach, aiming to bring you the best and latest thinking about coaching effectiveness.  Depending on the your needs and goals I will draw appropriately from gestalt, psychodynamic, behavioural, body and cognitive psychological approaches as well as mindfulness, organisation development and NLP. This is further supplemented by a range of tools and techniques from creative visualisation and mindfulness interventions to psychodrama and drawing.  As a psychological coach I aim ‘to go below the surface’, also take a systemic view of your environment to help you move forward.

I believe that most clients have the resources and seeds of change within them and that it is my role to facilitate you in discovering and drawing on these to help raise your self-awareness.  I will act as a sounding board, challenge your thinking and stimulate you to reflect and develop an expanded awareness so as to facilitate finding creative solutions and meaning.  By providing you with a space for insightful reflection, encouraging experimental action to develop insight, expand choices and encourage learning you will start to develop the confidence to understand what you want and move toward it more effectively. I will be there to encourage, support and challenge you on your journey.

What does coaching involve?

Following a successful ‘chemistry’ meeting I usually commit to work with clients for an initial 6 sessions over 3-6 months.  We agree coaching objectives at the beginning and regularly re-contract to ensure the coaching meets your evolving needs.  Throughout our work we evaluate progress toward your goals and adjust our process accordingly. I can also offer extended single sessions to focus on a current pressing issue where you may need to get a fresh perspective.  Please contact me to discuss the changes you’d like to make and we can tailor a coaching programme around that.

‘6 for 5 coaching offer’

Take advantage of Six x 90 minute sessions for £750 (for individuals not funded by an organisation).

“Change occurs when one becomes what one is, not when one tries to become what one is not"

Arnold Beisser’s paradoxical theory of change