Based in Sheriff Hutton, near York

Contact details


01347 878 982


07800 731 381

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Consultancy & Training


I lead and co-lead trainings ranging from full programmes to half-day CPD workshops and I have also given a number of keynote addresses at conferences. I like to work using a mix of presentation, group discussion and experiential exercises, which I tailor to the participating group and the learning outcomes.  


Examples of topics I have covered include:


The cyclical model of supervision               The Supervisory Relationship

Making best use of supervision                  Parallel Process (in supervision)

The shadow and the counsellor                  The shadow and the supervisor

Supervising in groups                               Gender and supervision

Group dynamics                                       Unconscious processes in coaching


What others say about workshops I have designed and led


Training events I am currently planning for:


  • ILM level 7 Coaching programme January - July 2015
  • 'The Shadow in the consulting room' at BACP Making Connections Day February 2015 (Manchester)
  • 'Deepening use of the cyclical model of supervision' Bristol, June 2015


I am very happy to discuss training needs and devise workshops accordingly.



"Steve, I want to thank you for the tremendous work you have done for us in support of our review of mental health provision for students.


Your sage advice and guidance has helped us to develop a much clearer understanding of the challenges our students face in coping with anxiety, depression and mental ill health, the levels of support we should reasonably provide to them, and how we might transform our approach to encourage good health and well being.  You guided us expertly through a consultation process involving both service providers and users and formulated a report which is catalysing a significant and positive change within the University."


Robert Partridge, Director of Student Opportunity
University of Leeds

October 2014


I work as a consultant with a range of organisations, usually in the fields of social care and education, from individual teams to complete departments:


  • Facilitating definition of strategic direction and priorities
  • Examining team strengths and identifying areas for development
  • Addressing specific relationship difficulties that are hampering effectiveness
  • Facilitating specific consultancy or development projects


Throughout my career, and most recently for almost ten years as Director of Student Support Services at the University of York, I had significant experience of managing change and developing new services to meet shifting priorities.