Coaching is the art, science and practice of facilitating change in human behaviour. It is a collaborative process that identifies your habits and skills, which can help you reach your goals through a guided process of exploration. As a wellbeing and performance coach, I am here to be that guide and to support you in pursuit of your dreams and (if it should arise) in helping you deal with crisis.
My approach is centred on giving you the tools to achieve optimal mental and physical performance. With a holistic approach to wellbeing, I help you connect mind, body and emotion so you fulfil your potential. As you develop awareness of your cognitive strengths you will learn to master your mind, tune into your body (living less in your head), and understand the messages your emotions are sending you to learn how to adjust your emotional state to improve your well-being and optimise your performance.
I work with clients across the spectrum from recreational athletes and busy executives trying to bring balance to their lives and stop the feeling of languishing, to elite athletes looking to improve their performances.
I am passionate about helping both individuals and teams achieve their full potential through holistic coaching that looks at mind, body and emotion.
Having started my career in corporate law, before taking a break to focus on raising a family of four children, I followed my passion in the science of mind and behaviour, completing a MSc in psychology followed by further postgraduate study in the emerging fields of positive psychology (the science of optimal performance and human flourishing) and coaching psychology (the science behind facilitating insights into creating shifts in our thinking and behaviour).
I have been physically active all my life, having played international hockey as a teenager, and am now an avid runner (with a sub-3 hour marathon PB) and cyclist, as well as being a UK Athletics qualified run coach and leader in running fitness. As a result, I see very clearly the connections between physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, and this permeates every aspect of my approach.
While I have a particular passion in sport and athlete performance and welfare, my clients come from all backgrounds and my experience in corporate law and large organisations helps inform my executive coaching (both team and individual).
I am a member of the British Psychological Society and certifying as a coach registered with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and a coaching psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society.
I work under regular supervision and comply with the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society which contains the professional standards that members of the BPS should hold. I also comply with the Global Code of Ethics of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) which provides guidelines, accountability and standards of conduct for members.
University of East London (2019-21)
MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology
Guildford College (2018-19)
Counselling (Interpersonal) Skills NCFE Level 1 Award
University of Surrey (2015-16)
College of Law (1995-97)
Common Professional Exam & Legal Practice Course
University of York (1992-95)
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics
UK Athletics Leader in Running Fitness
UK Athletics Coach in Running Fitness
Certified canicross instructor
YMCA Fit Exercise to Music Level 2 Award
Member of the British Psychological Society
Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Member of the International Network on Personal Meaning
Member of British Athletics