All the work I do is concerned with enabling change, learning or development to take place.
When I work with an individual or a couple as a counsellor or coach means I use for achieving change are the relationship between myself and the client(s) and the exploration and dialogue we undertake together.
In the formative years of my career I learned about and practiced therapeutic work at three levels; individual, group and community; while working in residential and day-time therapeutic communities. The awareness, skill and knowledge I developed then were rooted in a mix of humanistic and psychodynamic perspectives.
As a therapeutic practitioner (counsellor and coach) I have continued to evolve my own personal style. Although its roots remain within my original training, I have learned to bring more of my own feeling, thinking, sensing and intuitive responses into the dialogue: a greater use of myself-in-the-moment. I have also been influenced by some recent innovations, for example in the neurosciences, meditation and mindfulness practice.
When working as an executive and business coach I draw on my considerable experience of working at a senior level as a strategic leader in the voluntary and higher education sectors, as well as my experience of successfully running my own practice as a business.