What do I do?
The approaches I work with include Zentangle®, I offer personal and business coaching, and courses which all help people become more creative, resilient and enterprising.
I help clients to move on from feeling stuck, lost and confused to create more positive, richer lives.
The approaches I work with include block clearance, Myers-Briggs Personality typing, The Artist's Way, creative journaling, stress management, relaxation,
meditation, emotional intelligence and NLP.
Who am I?
I set up an independent consultancy in 1998, after twenty years corporate experience. I am fully insured and work within professional
codes of ethics and practice. Like my clients, there have been times in my life when I felt stuck and vulnerable, facing things like divorce,
redundancy and ill-health. The experiences led me to makes changes in my life, and I did a lot of retraining.
I developed a client-focussed and integrative approach to work, drawing from psychology, business, counselling and psychotherapy.
Why do I do my work?
I am inspired by a Henry Thoreau misquotation :
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to their grave with their song still in them".
I have worked with many who were stuck in miserable lives which looked good on the surface - like being on a funfair ride which will not stop.
They hid their feelings, not doing what they really wanted. I am very fortunate that they trusted me enough to express their "quiet desperation" to me,
and let me help them find "their song". I love helping people to learn to respond more positively to adversity,
which is important in a world where the future is uncertain, and change happens so quickly.
What are the Arts of Life?
They begin with knowing yourself, and what you need, prefer and value.
This is a firm foundation for creating personal and professional changes.
Who are my clients?
Individuals, couples and small groups - employed, self-employed, not in work, from teens to eighties.
I am often recommended to others by former clients who trust my professional, friendly approach.
What sort of problems do clients have?
They are often fed up with going round in circles, unable to decide their next step. Their problems may be chronic and long term, or sudden and acute.
These include career and business dilemmas, redundancy, insolvency, divorce, addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling, work etc.), and health, emotional and
What help do I offer?
Clients tell me that I help them think more clearly and intelligently about their problems, so they no longer feel their emotions control them.
They regain balance, and stop sabotaging their own plans. Positive relationships are easier, many sleep better and laugh more.
Block Clearance helps clients discover the root causes of subconscious, patterned and emotional reactions, and they begin to choose their own responses to dilemmas.
Where do I work?
I coach from my Cheltenham home, or in client premises. I teach and consult in private, academic or corporate institutions around the UK.
How much does coaching cost?
From £35 per hour (£65 for two).
I look forward to hearing from you if you would like to learn more about my services or make a booking.