I coach for organisations and privately on all sorts of issues to do with life and work: I have been coaching in private practice for over ten years and have well in the thousands of coaching hours.
I am continually bowled over by the wonderful variety of life journeys and choices my clients take and the resourcefulness, sparkle, humour and integrity they show.
Having coached for many years now I know that each person's journey and situation is wholly unique - and that there are also patterns and similarities in the journeys and choices that different people make at different times in their lives and careers.
In my coaching I aim to combine a depth of care with creative psychological insight and a practical outlook. I work experientially and dialogically and I bring to coaching conversations my human-ness, my curiosity and sense of fun, my life and coaching experience and expertise, and my support, intuition and challenge.
My typical client? I'm not sure there is one! I have worked with people who are leaders and directors, entrepreneurs, engineers, emergency services staff, business people, administrators, lawyers, students, sports people, poets, academics, doctors, teachers and stay-at-home parents.
Almost all the people I coach are self-starters, thinky, and concerened about the world and their place in it; and a very sizeable majority of the people I coach are Oxbridge graduates or high-flyers.
As you can see from my testimonials I have extensive experience with coaching leaders and academics.
But don't worry about whether you "fit" - who ever you are I will meet you where you're at right now- and we'll start from there...
The coach-coachee relationship needs to be one where the client feels comfortable- and that's quite a hard thing to predict from a web page. The best thing is to pick up the phone or book a first coaching session - if after half an hour you feel it's not going to work then I will reimburse you the cost of the session- so there's no risk!
Note that while I work with people on all kinds of coaching and deeper coach/counselling issues - I am a primarily a coach and so my rule of thumb is that clients do have to be functioning and operational on a day to day level, otherwise support pathways other than coaching may be more appropriate in the first instance. I am happy to discuss whether coaching would be right for you at this time.
I also work with SAR, Faith and Emergency services personnel and the very specific challenges they face.