I live in Brighton and have a practice in the Fiveways/Hollingbury area, as well as working at the Open Door Complementary Health Clinic in Lewes. Before becoming a coach and group facilitator I worked for many years with vulnerable adults and young families. I have three sons and understand the predicament of having to juggle one’s own needs with the demands of a career and/or a family. I am committed to my own personal growth and engage in ongoing professional development.
My motivation for my work is a desire to empower others to make significant and lasting changes leading them to experience increased happiness and fulfillment.
I believe that in order to make progress, whether in 1-1 situations or in groups, people need to feel safe and supported, and accepted non-judgmentally. They need guidance to access their own wisdom and find their own solutions and I believe that I possess those qualities that allow this to happen. I have been told that I am approachable and compassionate, warm, and down-to-earth.
In addition to one-to-one coaching I also run workshops and courses in various aspects of personal development, including healthy eating on a budget; increasing self-esteem and confidence; assertiveness training; and weight management without diets.
I am available to give bespoke training or talks to groups (schools, businesses, community groups etc.) on stress or weight management and related topics – please contact me for further information.
I am also an associate tutor for Wellness Professionals at Work, which delivers flexible certificates, diplomas and CPD courses in many areas of coaching and business development. I deliver skills development training for trainee coaches on Diploma courses and assess their distance learning modules and case studies.
I am fully insured & am a member of the professional body Association for Coaching.
Training & Qualifications
B.A.(hons) Interdisciplinary Human Studies 1984
Diploma in Holistic Stress Management 2007
Practitioner Skills in Obesity Management 2011 (NCFED)
Cert. in Nutritional Skills for Eating Disorders 2012 (NCFED)
Cert. in Resilience Coaching 2015
NLP Diploma 2009
NLP Coaching Diploma 2010
Hypnosis Practitioner Certificate 2012
Cert. in Positive Psychology Masterclass 2011
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy 2009
Mindfulness & the Therapeutic Relationship 2008
Co-counselling Fundamentals 1995
Teaching Qualification: Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 3 Award) 2011