My training

When I coach, I want to be sure that what I do works.  So I use approaches backed by research.

They are shown to help people make changes that support their health, boost motivation, help with reducing the impact of illness and have measurable benefits to mood, confidence and well-being.  I’ve done (and continue to do) quite a bit of training to make sure this is the case. I love to learn, and especially, to pass on to you what I’ve learned!

My qualifications and (more to the point!) how they help you

  • First class degree in Occupational Therapy (1995-1998, University of Southampton)…this means I know about any health conditions you might have or are worried about, and can translate medical language or talk to your doctor.  It also means that I spent three years studying how what we do (our occupations)  affects on our health and well-being, and vice versa.

 

  • Certificate in Coaching (Cognitive Behavioural) 2010, Centre for Coaching, accredited by Middlesex University…this means I can help you plan and carry out your wellness plans using up to date and effective tools and techniques

 

  • Numerous short courses and private study in coaching skills, Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology and more…these all give me ways to help you make the changes you want to and find the solutions that work best for you, using up to date research findings

I carry professional insurance, work to a code of Ethics and am registered with both the Health Professions Council and the Association for Coaching.

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