Life Coach

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Natural Health Practice, Church st, Falmouth

I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist and have worked in private practice for over 30 years with individuals, couples, groups and supervising other practitioners. I find it deeply rewarding to support people with their lives, work, relationships and in creating a lifestyle that has meaning and purpose for them. This involves finding healthy connection with ourselves, other people and with our community/world, expressing the values that matter to us.

I like to be an “allie” to my clients through life’s challenges and changes – of which there are many. I strive to give empathy, respect and a supportive professional relationship on which you can rely. Together we look at any patterns and obstacles from the past, also at who and where you want to be, developing skills and resources so you can move towards it.

I work with relationship issues with partners, family and friends, and with a range of difficulties you may encounter, such as coping with stress, anxiety, depression, loss and change. These are opportunities for us to grow and to learn to treat ourselves with compassion. We cannot always choose what happens to us, but we can choose to respond to it in the best possible way. I am here to walk with you through the difficult times and to help you do that.

Making change requires self-awareness and courage.

My aim is that every person who walks through my door is given the tools and conditions they need – not just to survive, but also to grow and thrive.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom

I offer a therapy of hope with an eye not only on history, but also on a purposeful future.

I recognise that we all have a True Self and that there are times in life when it can be particularly challenging to express this higher potential. Conflict between our emerging Self and learnt adaptations of the past can cause struggle and suffering. The context for all my work is to support you to live a creative life aligned to discovering and actualising your unique purpose, meaning and values.

I work with clients experiencing the inevitable human suffering caused by bereavement, illness, relationship issues, work related challenges and a whole array of life changes; and with clients who choose to engage with existential issues. My relationship with clients is authentic, collaborative and holistic. I encourage you to be truly you.

My work is informed by my extensive training in Psychosynthesis psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and executive coaching.

 

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom

I offer a therapy of hope with an eye not only on history, but also on a purposeful future.

I recognise that we all have a True Self and that there are times in life when it can be particularly challenging to express this higher potential. Conflict between our emerging Self and learnt adaptations of the past can cause struggle and suffering. The context for all my work is to support you to live a creative life aligned to discovering and actualising your unique purpose, meaning and values.

I work with clients experiencing the inevitable human suffering caused by bereavement, illness, relationship issues, work related challenges and a whole array of life changes; and with clients who choose to engage with existential issues. My relationship with clients is authentic, collaborative and holistic. I encourage you to be truly you.

My work is informed by my extensive training in Psychosynthesis psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and executive coaching.

I practice from Milnthorpe and Ulverston in Cumbria. Coaching is also available online and I work as an executive coach UK wide.

Golders Green Road, London, United Kingdom

I am a Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor, UKCP registered and have been working in this field for 20 years.   I specialise in relationship issues as well as working with clients to fulfil their aspirations and potential.  I am a Trainer at the Institute of Psychosynthesis and though I work in the context of psychosynthesis, my work is also influenced by the teachings of  Thich Nhat Hahn.

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I am passionate about redeeming our experience of suffering and exploring it as a threshold towards a deeper relationship with ourselves and others. I see it as often an initiation that often takes us by surprise, but held with compassion, it can lead us towards transformation and a sense of wholeness that is deep and enduring. After all, suffering in its original translation means “to undergo” ones process in times of change rather than being held captive in fear of life’s challenges.

Einstein said that within adversity lies opportunity. This is a powerful re-frame on what could otherwise be seen as suffering without meaning or opportunity. It also provides me with a resting place from which to approach my client work and life in general, which is with compassion, empathy and creativity.

I draw upon several different therapeutic practices to support my clients’ healing journey. No two clients are the same although they may present with similar issues, therefore I tailor my approach according to the individual, not their symptoms alone. My Psychosynthesis psychotherapy training underpins all my interventions as it teaches us to see the individual as a whole being rather than our psychopathology. Symptoms are therefore sign posts that can lead us towards greater understanding and wholeness so that we have the freedom to express ourselves as fully as we can, rather than symptoms merely being problems we need to be rid of so that we can function again.

I have had a private therapeutic practice since 2004 and have worked in the healing profession for almost 30 years. I provide one to one work as an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Personal Development Coach and Group Facilitator. I also offer Somatic Experiencing (SE) and EMDR which are stand alone trauma release therapies specifically for PTSD and other forms of trauma such as developmental trauma or where there have been traumatic events such as an accident, domestic violence, sexual abuse, etc. With consent, I tend to include SE as part of my general therapeutic practice, as I find it to be a very powerful way to heal deep underlying issues that can often be missed in talking therapy alone.

I also offer EMDR. This can be discussed on request as it is a very specific approach to working. Again, there are occasions when I offer this as an option to clients if I feel that it would be of benefit to the healing process.

I offer short term counselling and long term psychotherapy dependent on the support you require for your particular issue. I also provide coaching and creative mentoring for clients who have a specific project in mind that they want support in birthing.

I teach meditation and mindfulness as well as creative visualisation techniques which are deeply supportive approaches in helping clients recognise and cultivate their own innate natural wisdom. Many clients experience this approach alongside therapy as an empowering tool particularly in times of stress, anxiety and crisis. Mindfulness techniques help to foster remaining steady and present rather than becoming overwhelmed by ones emotions and external circumstances.

As an experienced addictions therapist I support those struggling with compulsive and addictive behaviours including working with 12 Step Programmes, which together with therapy are a powerful healing combination. Addiction is a complex issue which is particularly prevalent in our current times. It can rob the individual of a sense of self and wellbeing leaving them feeling powerless and unmanageable around their particular addiction. In simple terms, addiction is a way to try and “fix” unwanted feelings and thoughts, but this eventually only leads to more of the same leaving the individual feeling increasingly isolated. However, in my experience with the appropriate support it can be halted, one day at a time, restoring dignity, self esteem and wellbeing.

I have spent several years being a Foster Carer for Barnet Council and have a wealth of experience raising a child in ‘the care system’ along with Social Services as the Corporate Parent.

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