Since 1997, from my base in the UK, I've been offering a professional life coaching and counselling service for young people, adults, couples and professional teams.
Before 1997, I lived and worked in different countries of the world chiefly in challenging situations in Africa, in education, community building, counselling and coaching.
Over this time I completed some 6 years of formal training in Life Coaching and Counselling, and renew this training on a regular basis
I therefore bring to my work with others a mixture of experience and professional skills.
And of course I bring my own personality.
People say that I am warm, friendly and wise, understanding and insightful.
I give myself 100% to the client I am with; support them at all times; challenge them when appropriate.
I have also known periods of my own struggle, depression, doubt and anxiety.
This experience, I am certain, gives me added insight, empathy and power in my work as coach and counsellor.
My fundamental belief is that each of us is special, each of us unique; each of us is invited to discover and acknowledge
our individual talents; to break out of our "smallness"; to leave our footprint on this world.
And we are not alone.
It is in our uniqueness that we truly meet others; growing together; to create something beautiful.
We can create our own life, not trapped within the constraints it presents, but seeing the limitations as an opportunity to grow and move beyond them; to create a life with meaning and purpose.
Some attempt to grow alone, most of us need others. In my experience, we grow together.
All my life I have valued the support and challenge others have offered me, even when at times it has been immensely painful; I strive to give this same support to my clients; walking a few steps with them; sometimes with 2 or 3 sessions, sometimes over a longer period. Each is unique in their journey.
My clients are of all ages and over the years have given me numerous testimonials.
I try to keep my fees within reach of as many people as possible. I ask for £50 per hour and offer concessions where there is real need.
Contact me by email email@example.com or by phone on 01994 452645, mobile 07986 285242