*Qualifications & Professional Interests
> BA (Fine Art & English Literature)
> PGCE (Food Technology & Textiles)
> Qualified Teacher Status
> Level 5 Diploma in Performance Coaching with NLP
Continuing Professional Development
> Polyvagal Theory Can Revolutionize Your Work with Trauma Survivors - National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine 2021
> Working with the Pain of Abandonment - NICABM 2021
> Working with Shame - Carolyn Spring (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) 2022
> How to Work with Anxiety & Depression - NICABM 2018
> How to Work with Clients Who Are Stuck - NICABM 2018
> Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm - PODS 2018
> Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice - PODS 2017
> Working with Relational Trauma - PODS 2017
> Working with Core Beliefs of 'Never Good Enough' - NICABM 2017
> Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery - PODS 2016
> Art Therapy: Drawing, Painting & Self-Exploration - Libby Seery 2016
> Creative Mindfulness - Barbara Grace, School of Modern Psychology 2015
> The Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown, Oprah's Life Class 2014
> Coaching with Horses - Simply Changing 2013
> Teaching Hope & Optimism: Positive Psychology in Action - Institute of Child Education & Psychology 2012
My background is in support and care and education – before I got into teaching Special Needs, I worked for many years with adults who have learning difficulties. I have a strong, longstanding interest in mental health (as opposed to mental illness).
I especially enjoy working with issues around identity such as
and change processes like
- Goal setting
- Decision making
but of course, we will work on anything else you feel will help you.
My approach to coaching is eclectic and carefully chosen – it includes elements of NLP, inner child work, mindfulness, CBT, polyvagal theory, and positive psychology.
I believe that every single one of us has value – no matter what.
One of my favourite tools is art journaling, which combines colourful mark making with the written word to create a unique, personal, and emotionally relevant art object - but I also have loads of other (non-arty) enjoyable activities and exercises for you too!
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