A bit more about me…
I find it very rewarding helping people move forward with their lives. Having taken a circuitous path in life to find what gives my life meaning and purpose, I am passionate about helping others to do the same.
Coaching qualifications are from Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education Advanced Coaching Course and Career Coaching and Counselling Services, . 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 bring to coaching 35 years of experience in a range of sectors – voluntary organisations, universities, local government and the NHS. I also have an understanding of the pressures of juggling career and family responsibilities.
I am a member of the Association for Coaching and you can find me on the Life Coach Directory. I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and follow the BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct (2009).
I am a parent with three boys at different stages of their lives. One studying for GCSEs, another is studying sports and pursuing his dream of playing basketball for as many hours as possible. The eldest is a filmmaker in London.
My hobbies and interests are walking, singing in a choir, reading novels and psychology, writing and spending quality time with family and friends.
Mindfulness plays a key part in my life since completing the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre five years ago. Mindfulness helps me to be more present, to focus on what is important in life and enhances my coaching practice.