The difference since our first session last week is incredible. I came with nothing, and left with so much. It’s been life changing. SW, London
“You have an innate understanding of the creative process, which is very rare.” JK, Norfolk
Contact me: 07796 904473 (SMS, WhatsApp, Facetime)
I am an internationally recognised business and confidence breakthrough coach, psychotherapist, mindfulness consultant, writer, clinical supervisor and trainer. I have been in practice since 1993, working with high achieving professionals and people in creative fields.
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My practice specialises in London’s Harley Street / Great Portland Street area, the City of London and Hoxton E2 but these days I work exclusively by phone or video session, so you can get help no matter where in the world you are. My clients are based in such places as the UK, America, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, India and even the Cayman Islands.
Clients often self refer, and include business owners, CEOs, directors, senior managers, consultants, City professionals (including lawyers, bankers, insurance and traders), entrepreneurs, IT professionals, doctors, architects, HR and recruitment executives, journalists, film and TV professionals, senior creatives in the advertising and fashion world, authors, musicians, artists and composers.
I also receive referrals from health insurers and other health professionals, such as doctors, cosmetic surgeons, occupational health professionals and dental surgeons. My sessions usually book quite quickly, as I only work with a limited number of people at any one time.
Bespoke Coaching with Psychotherapy: With my unique background, experience and training I am in great demand and only work with a select number of coaching clients at any one time.
My bespoke approach of coaching with psychotherapy allows us to get so much further with your desired personal and business outcomes, and especially where long-term habitual responses are not responding to simple ‘mindset’ interventions that other coaches might rely upon.
We contract for a number of months (normally, 3, 6 or 12 months) with an agreed number of sessions per month (normally 2, but this can be varied).
Bespoke coaching and psychotherapy is only available privately. Contact me for an exploratory discussion to see if we wish to enter into an agreement to work together.
I work with self funded and health insurance clients. If you have a health insurance policy, it may cover the cost of psychotherapy sessions – details are on my ‘background‘ page – but won’t cover a coaching agreement.
The combination of skills I offer is unique in the UK.
As author of The Burnout Bible, I am one of the UK’s leading specialist in stress, burn-out and work/life balance.
I work from an integrative approach, informed by coaching approaches, humanistic and psychodynamic philosophy and mindfulness ways of working, but I draw from other approaches too, such as cognitive behaviour therapy, Focusing and BWRT, depending on your needs. I am able to vary my style from fairly structured to fairly loose, according to your preference. By working collaboratively we can arrive at the most appropriate working style for you, so please do let me know if we need to change anything.
I have been working with mindfulness-based approaches since the early 1990s. My MA thesis examined how mindfulness (in the form of the felt sense) could be found within most schools of psychotherapy and distilled key principles for working with mindfulness within a psychotherapeutic approach. In 2014 I took part in an innovative pilot scheme on Mindfulness and Weight Loss. In 2018, I completed a Certificate in Third Wave CBT.
My skill is in helping those ‘hidden away’ and disowned parts of your emotional self to emerge and grow, so they can take their rightful place alongside your rational mind
My strong business background (spanning large international corporations, medium size companies, the charity and voluntary sector, SMEs, entrepreneurs and sole traders) allows me to integrate my psychological understanding with my business mindset. As a coach, I understand the realities of doing business, strategic thinking, working under pressure, handling internal processes, sales and marketing approaches, the dynamics of teams, the particular challenges involved in the transition from a hands on role to manager or director level, and leadership (including how emotional intelligence helps make great leaders).
My specialist areas
I have a particular interest in working with
high achievers and people in creative fields
- coaching towards personal and business goals, achieving excellence, accountability partner
- anxiety, stress, burnout, work-life balance (with a special emphasis on the particular needs of high achieving professionals and people in creative fields)
- quality of life issues (including mid-life crisis, life goals and spiritual values)
- the creative process
- mindfulness, resilience, confidence
- imposter syndrome, presence, leadership
Contact me: 07796 904473 (SMS, WhatsApp, Facetime)
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