'When you stop trying to change others and start working on changing yourself, the world changes for the better'
MBACP, AICTP, Bsc (Hons) Psychology, PGDip Integrative Counselling and Coaching (Distinction), MSc Integrative Counselling and Coaching.
My experience at a glance:
I am a qualified personal consultant which combines the two disciplines of coaching and counselling. My clinical approach is integrative (Humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT, Gestalt, Solution focused) . I believe that coaches should be psychologically trained in order to work at all levels with their clients (see Executive Coaching section below) Based in the City of London, I offer clients a warm, supportive, confidential space to explore and resolve their current issues and to also, if desired explore future orientated goals in a coaching context.
My previous career was built in the fast moving, time pressured commodities markets, where I began to pursue my passion of helping people to facilitate change. My experience within a corporate role informs my coaching practice and I enjoy helping clients build self esteem, learn stress management techniques and build effective ways of working in their personal and professional lives.
Aside from my working life, I have spent over 20 years on a journey of self- discovery which included meditation and regression therapy, yoga, alternative therapies and various psychological techniques which has allowed me to fully understand how to find peace and acceptance within myself. This has allowed for personal progress that has helped me dispel self-limiting beliefs, build appropriate boundaries and hold them and develop self belief. Many of my clients express a wish to explore their inner world which allows them to see how deep held beliefs and outdated coping strategies may be holding them back. This deep inner exploration allows for a transformative process which allows for my clients to view themselves, their world and their place in it differently.
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Are you going through the motions? Do you not have any joy in your life or are feeling anxious or depressed? Would you like to explore your spiritual self? I am here to help you find answers to transform your self, find meaning and purpose and your connection with yourself and the world.
My clients come from all walks of life - I have worked with actors, artists, musicians, domestic goddesses and city executives who feel stuck or wish to find meaning. Whoever you are and whatever you wish to change or seek in your life, contact me for a no obligation chat about how I can help you.
I work with both corporate and private clients - please see "Corporate Work' page for details of my Directorship of Blackwood Consultants. I also co founded a low cost counselling charity in East London.
I am a registered member of the BACP and the AICTP and abide by their code of ethics and am fully insured.
A Personal Consultant is someone who is trained to combine integrative counselling and coaching. This allows the client to make changes in both their inner and outer world. There Is move within the governing bodies and forward thinking professionals towards integration of therapeutic and coaching skills - See AICTP ( Association of Integrated Coach Therapists) Research has shown that post intervention levels are lower than those undertaking a purely humanistic approach.
My training allows me to offer a bespoke service to my clients as I can work with different techniques to fit the unique requirements of every client. I can work on all your timelines -past, present and future.
'Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck in somewhere you don't belong'
Simply put - executive coaching is a conversation between coach and client that moves the client forward
Executive coaching is a term used to describe a process that helps people attain goals they wish to achieve
Executive coaching is often seen as a tool for professionals to improve work performance and sustain work/life balance. However you do not have to hold a senior position for those goals to become part of the way you wish to live. You may currently hold a junior position and want to jump up the ladder - or want to start your own business or improve your confidence. There are many reasons why coaching can help - the process is the same - we explore your goals and your current experience and work together to move you towards a place where you want to be.
As a life coach and counsellor in London these are a few of the many issues that I address in therapy. If there is a goal you wish to attain - I can help you find strategies to move you there.
'The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling'
I offer personal consultancy and executive coaching for individuals and corporates.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. I understand that sometimes we find ourselves in a position where we can feel confused, afraid or unable to see a resolution - we become stuck, bogged down in our own worlds.
If you are looking for change, I can help you by working with you to find your own solutions and create new ways of being. I can also help with spiritual and existential issues, exploring your desire for growth and supporting you whilst you undergo deep, long lasting change.
Together we can create goals, that might at first appear small, but they will be the building blocks to the way you wish to live. We can delve deeper if needed, to look at what's happening in your inner world, healing pain from your past and rebalancing unhelpful belief systems and limitations to bring real, visible and lasting change in your outer world.
I am particularly interested in clients who have self esteem issues, feel stuck, anxious or depressed or wish to explore their spirituality or are looking for growth. I am experienced in inner child techniques. I can also help if you are feeling overworked, stressed and have lost enjoyment of life.
Having changed the landscape of my own life considerably - I can use that depth of experience to offer those tools to you.
Techniques are drawn from a wide range of therapeutic and solution focused training.
I believe that we create our own limiting boundaries and given the right help, we can surprise ourselves in what we can achieve. I want that for my clients.
If this resonates with you and you want to make a change, please call me or email me and arrange a no obligation discussion.
'Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations'
Sometimes, due to distance or family and work commitments, clients cannot come and see me for counselling in person in my London clinic. Some people prefer to have talking therapy from the comfort of their own home or office.
For those clients I can offer my services by telephone or skype - I also offer packages for these services. Please see the 'Fees' page for details These sessions last for 50 minutes - I have found a lot can be achieved in that time and longer time spent communicating via an electronic device is not beneficial.
Your privacy is extremely important to me and therefore please read this privacy notice as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us and authorities if you have a complaint.