A bit more about me…
I find it is hugely rewarding helping people move forward with their lives. Having taken many a circuitous path in life, I am passionate about helping others to find what gives their lives meaning, purpose and joy. Life coaching provides a helping hand to: unmuddle the muddly; identify and achieve personal goals; make and stick to plans,; feel excited and confident about life.
I am qualified with Career Coaching and Counselling Services, and recently completely the Advanced Coaching Course at Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education. My first degree was a BA Hons in English Literature at Sussex University, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and then an MSc in Social Research Methods. I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and follow the BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct (2009).
After a career of 35 years in a range of sectors and roles – voluntary organisations, universities, local government and the NHS – I now work full time as a coach.
I am a busy working mum with three children who are at different stages of their lives. One is studying for GCSEs, the middle one has moved to Hackney for his sixth form so he can pursue his dream of playing basketball for as many hours as possible. The eldest is a filmmaker in London. My hobbies and interests are walking (I recently completed the Thames Path, walking upstream and slightly uphill), singing in a choir, reading novels and psychology, writing and spending quality time with family and friends.
Meditation plays a key part in my life, since undertaking a course in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre five years ago.