After 20 years previous senior management experience in the music, design and media industries, I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor. The realisation that I was able to combine my newly acquired skills with a long-established understanding of a wide range of personal and business issues led me to train as an executive coach and organisation consultant. I use coaching skills in most areas of my work and I have a particular interest in helping my clients improve their relationships by exploring ways in which they communicate – be that as a couple, within the family or in the workplace. More recently, I have undertaken further training as a family mediator and have expanded my practice to offer both family consultancy/divorce coaching and mediation services.
Much of my work is in family dispute resolution, specifically in divorce and separation. I am fully committed to helping families negotiate their way through one of life’s most difficult experiences. I work closely with other mediators, family lawyers, child specialists and independent financial consultants which means that we can offer an holistic approach tailored to your individual needs. This places you firmly in the driving seat making informed decisions with support and advice from the right professional at the right time. This approach also has the benefit of generally being more cost effective.
Whether I’m working with a couple going through a divorce, with an individual struggling with depression or helping a senior manager develop leadership skills, my goal is to listen carefully, to really hear what they’re saying (or not saying) and to help clients find their own answers in a supportive environment. When working with couples or groups, I believe that an ability to identify the dynamics is essential. I am able to listen and hear people at a deep level, to pick up the threads that emerge and weave them together or find a way of addressing difficult issues that remain unspoken. I believe in openness, honesty and authenticity and I bring energy, warmth and frankness to all my client relationships.