Since February 2013 I have been working in independent practice, based in Sheriff Hutton. In 2021 I reduced
my professional work to a two-day per week counselling and coaching practice.
2000-2013 – I took on the new role of Head of Student Support Services at the University of Hull, moving to the University of York in 2003 to become
Director of Student Support Services. During this period I undertook training and practice as a coach and mentor.
1995-2000 - took up the post as Head of the Counselling Service at the University of Hull
1986-1995 - ran a successful private practice, providing counselling and psychotherapy, supervision, training and team consultancy, initially in York
then in West Yorkshire.
1976-1987 - worked for the Richmond Fellowship, a voluntary sector organisation providing therapeutic communities for those with emotional,
psychological and mental health difficulties. I completed in-service and senior staff training and moved from residential roles into developing and managing new projects and providing
Education and Qualifications
2016-17 Senior Practitioner Diploma in Supervision: Centre for Supervision and Team Development (London)
2014-15 Certificate of Professional Practice in Spiritual Studies and Companionship (Accredited by the College of Teachers)
2011-12 Level 3 Professional Certificate in Workplace Coaching: Institute for Leadership and Management
2008-09 Strategic Management Programme, University of York
2003-04 Certificate in Coaching and Primary Certificate in Performance Coaching; Centre for Coaching, London
1998-99 Certificate in Art Therapy Studies: Leeds Metropolitan University
1990-92 Master of Education in Counselling and the Management of Human Resources (distinction): University of Leeds at University College York St John
1984-86 Diploma in Humanistic Psychology: Institute for the Development of Human Potential (IDHP), Leed.
1976-79 Richmond Fellowship in service and senior staff training
1973-76 BA (hons) Chemistry: University of York
Colleagues Across Borders Since 2016 I have been involved in supporting colleagues working in professional caring roles with refugees in North Africa. This is largely through
regular one to one conversations with a colleague online. The colleagues we support are themselves refugees.
Coaching through Covid Set up in response to the pandemic, through this coaching programme I have so far coached five people in NHS or Social Care roles. This is online and is
specifically intended to mitgate some of the impacts of the pandemic on these people working at the 'front-line'.