I am a highly qualified and accredited Professional Coach with the International Coach Federation also mBIT certified, Analytic-Network Certified Coach and able to work with numerous psychometric questionnaires for career counselling, behavioural change and relationship mediation.
Our coaching conversations can take place on Skype or face to face. If you are feeling off balance, unsure, jaded, not yourself, need to make a challenging decision, need support in a new job or relationship, have a specific topic to resolve or even want to be happier than you already are, then coaching is for you.
Illness is often a result of conflict between mind and body and working with the body only repairs physical damage. Working with the mind (your emotions and your beliefs) enables true healing and growth to take place. When our minds are in harmony with our hearts and guts then health and happiness flow more easily.
An affordable coaching partnership enables me to support you to generate resources and options that will take you to a positive result that fits with the life you want to live.
BreakThrough Sessions with Sandplay
Sandplay is a creative and fun way to open possibilities for you to define your goals and create your future within a tray of sand . I help you to discover what you really want through safe, free and creative play to inform and extend the coaching conversation.
Rather than projections from me, we wait for your inner wisdom to unfold in metaphorical pictures and for the interplay of relationships to be discovered. I will work gently with the underlying processes and the symbols which enable you to find new ways of being.
Should you find it difficult to share content, the Sandplay process can be worked through metaphorically with no sharing of the real issue.
Sandplay is useful for;
- Exploring difficult and emotional situations
- Finding ways forward from a ‘stuck state’
- Changing attitudes and responses to situations
- Exploring loss and grieving
- Enhancing well-being and relationships
- Giving meaning to everyday life
- Developing balance between personal and professional worlds
- Facilitating conversations with small children
- Dialogues between couples to work through challenges in their relationships
A session will typically take 2.5 hrs for one individual and 4 hrs for pairs or couples.
Coastal coaching is a creative intervention for those who have an experiential learning style and want to escape city or even every-day life and gain energy and inspiration from the sea air. It is available in spring and autumn when the weather allows.
Living, working or just ‘being’ by water has hugely positive effects on health and well-being. This makes us more attentive and yet calmer – ensuring we are in ’flow’ and therefore provides a peak state for hugely creative explorations through coaching. The saying ‘fastine lente’ (go quickly slowly) sums up the results of slow and reflective walk by the water’s edge with your coach, It speeds up your focus and your outputs by negating distractions and setting your brain free to work on whatever presents itself.
For our procedural friends, the coaching structure may include the following techniques or, for those 'unfettered' spirits, it can be purely exploratory and 'free flowing';
- Pre-session questionnaire, possibly psychometric questionnaire
- Pre-session discussion to agree the contract, the boundaries and the structure for the session
- Understanding the concept of ‘cause’ and ‘effect’
- Dreaming the dream and setting compelling outcomes – what are the possibilities for change?
- Creating the dream (using one or more fun and interactive exploratory exercises (e.g. beach walking, sand drawing, reflection and contemplation)
- Caring conversation - either on the beach, in the beach café or within a beach hut environment
- Bringing your dream into your current reality
- Follow up Skype conversations
All of this will happen in a confidential and safe environment. Safe practice is hugely important to me. Light refreshments are included. We choose a pace to suit you and can walk along the shoreline, perch in a quirky beach hut, draw and play in the sand or a mixture of all three.
Bach Flower Remedies
The Bach Flower Remedies work in conjunction with herbs, homeopathy and medications and are safe for everyone, including children, pregnant women, pets, elderly and even plants.
The Bach Flower Remedies is a simple system of emotional healing that is easy for anyone to use. A typical remedy contains a very small amount of flower essence in a weak solution of alcohol and water, and is believed to work by transmitting a vibrational energy through the memory of water .
Dr Bach was a medical doctor who died of cancer at an early age, but he died of exhaustion rather than of the disease itself and the Bach Centre near Oxford is carrying on his work. He trained as a homeopath before becoming interested in the medicinal properties of flowers. Bach’s 1936 book The Twelve Healers is available free on the Internet.
We all experience negative states of emotion during our lives. Some are personality traits, some are deeply rooted results of learned personal behaviours and some are the results of crisis situations.
Bach Flower Essences are a gentle means of restoring emotional balance and encouraging the body’s natural healing process. The 38 Essences are divided into seven groups, each group dealing with a separate emotional quality: Fear, Uncertainty, Insufficient Interest, Loneliness, Oversensitivity, Despondency or Despair, and Over care for others.
Bach® Flower Essences, like many forms of natural medicine, take effect through treating the individual, not disease, or the symptoms of disease. They are not prescribed to cure physical illness or disease. They work specifically on the emotional/spiritual conditions of the person concerned. The Essences do not interfere with any forms of medical intervention, and can be taken in addition to all other forms of treatment.
I am a professionally qualified coaching supervisor working internationally with qualified coaches or NLP Practitioners who may be self employed or within organisations. The majority of Coach Supervision work will take place on Skype.
Having run professional and Post Graduate Coach Training courses, I feel I now have the resources and credentials to offer Coaching and/or NLP supervision to give something back, at an affordable fee, to an industry that offers so much to so many people.
I partner with you to reflect on how you benchmark and ensure safe practice, to define your professional development needs and to provide a restorative haven for those times when you feel confused, stuck, are unsure how to refer or deal with a challenging client or business issue. I support you when your own life events interfere with your coaching practice.
Our relationship is that of a partnership of professional equals with the sole aim of enabling you to flourish as a competent and professional coach.
Listening, creating a place for silence and subsequent reflection is at the heart of my process, enlightenment and learning will be at the heart of yours.
My Applied Neuroscience background includes traditional training as a counsellor and innovative training with the co-developers Applied Neuroscience including Judith Delozier, Robert Dilts, Lara Ewing, Charles Faulkener, David Gordon, John Grinder, Christina Hall, Syd Jacobsen and Tad James in both the UK and the USA. I am a Master Trainer of NLP and accredited by NLP University in Santa Cruz. This enables a breadth and depth of input where you will be fully supported to model successful people and achieve your goals.
I:I consultations with myself are available as is fully accredited training in London where I partner with well known colleagues.
Why use Applied Neuroscience:
Many people who undertake this specialised form of personal development find that they use it to improve their life, relationships, career/business results and health. Some find that the blocks which used to prevent them from realising their potential are removed.
People often make the changes they have long wanted to make, such as career change or start their own business. Others find their ability as managers, coaches, athletes, educators, healers and communicators takes a quantum leap upwards.
By attending our courses, you will learn how to:
- Have the mindset for success
- Achieve your goals
- Change your own thinking, and that of other people
- Turn negatives into positives
- And much, much more.