"Be the change you want to see in the world”. Mahatma Gandhi
Our purpose is to enable people to become more fulfilled in their lives and to improve their emotional and mental well-being through better relationships, more application of their strengths, greater happiness and confidence in themselves. In other words to become the best human beings they can.
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People come to coaching for many reasons: seeking more meaning in their lives, performance improvement, self-esteem and confidence, career change, preparing for retirement – and many others.Whatever the focus the motive comes from a sense that there is something to explore and maybe to change.My coaching focuses on values and strengths. I use a positive psychology approach to enable people discover how to fulfil their potential and be the best that they can be.
Harnessing the energy of natureThe physical act of walking and moving forward can provide a powerful catalyst for personal change. The mind and body are integrally connected and when we change one we change the other.This is now considered a well researched and effective approach.The rhythm of a walk, harnessing the energies and healing powers of Nature and the possibilities of metaphor are the basis of Walk and Talk.If you would like to consider this way of working then please ask.
Working in a team can be a wonderful experience and it can also be a painful one. The difference is about how each member of a team interacts with the others and everyone’s connection with a common purpose, together with the skills and processes to support performance. My team coaching focuses on these things - building a shared sense of purpose, a passion for performance and a trust in each other.
I have worked with teams in many different countries as well as with multi-cultural teams and bring a wealth of experience of running teams and a curiosity to how I work with the specific needs of each team.”
People come to counselling for all kinds of reasons; usually they are wanting to change something in their lives. If it is important to you and/or making you unhappy, then that is a good reason to come.
I work as an integrative counsellor, which means I have developed my approach from a variety of theories. These include person- centred, psychodynamic and gestalt which I can explain more in our first session. I believe that the key to the success of our work is the relationship we build together and your willingness and motivation to be in counselling.
I like to work creatively with my clients, which means you will have the opportunity to use image and objects in our work if you would like to.
I will try to make you feel comfortable about talking and will keep what you say confidential. Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly for an hour and you decide how many sessions you would like. I will not put any pressure on you to keep coming or to stop.
Fees are based on £45 per hour with concessionary rates available.
The Rewind Technique is a means of treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and was first introduced by Dr.David Muss.
Rewind offers a way of permanently stopping involuntary recall of a trauma without having to describe it. It enables a different filing of the traumatic event so it comes under control. It does not make it possible to forget the traumatic memories, but once filed the involuntary recall –flashbacks, nightmares, ruminations and recall due to triggers will stop. Voluntary recall remains.
For single events, two to three sessions at the most are required. For multiple traumas, each traumatic event is dealt with separately.
Find out more http://www.davidmuss.co.uk/therewindtechnique/
Harnessing the energy of nature. The physical act of walking and moving forward can provide a powerful catalyst for personal change. The mind and body are integrally connected and when we change one we change the other.This is now considered a well researched and effective approach.The rhythm of a walk, harnessing the energies and healing powers of Nature and the possibilities of metaphor are the basis of Walk and Talk.If you would like to consider this way of working then please ask.
Sue works as an integrative supervisor and therefore draw on a number of approaches and theories in my practice. She takes a phenomenological approach to my supervisees, believing that everybody’s view of the world is dependent on their experiences of it. This idea is compatible with the Rogerian Person-centred Theory, which forms the core of my Integrative approach.Her supervision training was based on a relational model and she focuses strongly on the supervisory relationship with her supervisees. She hopes to allow supervisees to experience supervision as a collaborative process and to become co-researchers looking at the issues and processes that have arisen through their work with clients.
John's supervision philosophy is to bring a common sense approach to working in a totally client focused way. He sees supervision as essential to good coaching practice: the edge which enables you to develop your craft and your wisdom. It is your time, for you to bring whatever is right in the moment to the session: a space to reflect, a space to explore and a space to grow. We will work in a way that works for you, safely and developmentally. Ultimately it is a co-creative process. He takes an integrative approach towards his work based on values, strengths and underpinned by positive psychology.
Nurturing Parents is an attachment based family therapy programme consisting of 8 weekly group sessions for parents, 3 weeks of 1:1 Parent therapy and 3 weeks of Parent/child therapy.
The programme enables parents to understand their role in their children’s emotional well being and gives them space to consider how their own emotional state impacts their children. It focuses on enabling parents to foster emotional dialogue within the family. Children’s emotional issues are better managed in a family where the dynamic is positive and robust enough to maintain firm boundaries whilst also displaying love and empathy.
This training will introduce the concept of PACE first developed by Dan Hughes, the American psychologist, through his work with traumatised children. It is appropriate CPD for therapists and professionals who work with children and young people.
It will offer participants the opportunity to see how the PACE model can be useful in their interaction with the children and adults they work with and will be a useful tool to explain to parents and the other adults around their clients/students.
On this training you will also learn about brain development, how trauma or neglect affects the brain and how relationships shapes it.
CTT from the Barrett Values Centre provide a powerful, globally used suite of values based assessments for individuals, teams, organisations and leaders. http://valuescentre.com
We offer Practitioner training and accreditation in the use of these tools. We also support individuals, teams and organisations in their transformation journeys through coaching, facilitation and consulting. We have experience of training and consulting with CCT in India, the Middle East and Europe.
I am an Executive Coach with over 25 years of experience, working internationally with people from many different cultures, industries and all levels.
I was one of the A4C’s first accredited coaches and I coached for the Institute of Directors for eight years. I am a coach supervisor who has trained with Robin Shohet, Michael Carroll and Judy Ryde. I have more than eight years experience of supervision. My background has been over 20 years in the brewing industry in many different management posts and then running my own consultancy firm primeast for a further 25 years. For a full description click to see my profile on linkedin...
Two of my core values infect my work:Cheerfulness – which means I can always see the positive side of adversity, and non-attachment – which means “it is what it is”.
I am passionately interested in how to ensure we leave the world a better place for our grandchildren.Ignition – Creating a Better World for our Grandchildren provides a framework and prompts as to how we can shift our mindset from scarcity to abundance – a necessity if we are to safeguard our planet.Click here for information on how to purchase this and other items…
I am a BACP qualified and accredited Counsellor and have a certificate in Supervision from Strathclyde University.
I have worked in the field of personal development in various roles for 25 years. I have been a counsellor in schools for nine years and worked in a number of local agencies and charities. I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues and people of all ages and cultures. I have recently completed Level 1 DDP training, which focuses on attachment based therapy for parents and children together and I am currently developing and running training in understanding brain development and the PACE model for parents, therapists and school staff. I am also running a programme called Nurturing Parents for parents and their children .I am also trained in the trauma therapy”Rewind Technique“.
I live and work in the Harrogate area but also see clients in Leeds. I love my work and particularly enjoy working creatively with my clients.
The growth plant illustrates the way we work. The roots show our core values. We aim to provide you with an environment that honours these. Through living our values we foster your ability to grow at your own pace.We anticipate that you will experience an increase of one or more of the ‘petals’: self-awareness, resilience and resourcefulness, wisdom and meaning in your personal and professional life.
Resourcefulness: an ownership of your strengths and capabilities, together with practical strategies for playing to them.
Wisdom: an appreciation of who and what you are and what you can offer to your world.
Self-awareness: a greater understanding of yourself and a clearer understanding of your strengths, blindspots and shadows.
Meaning: clarity of purpose that you feel passionate about and from which you can create meaning in your life.
Resilience: an increase in your resilience (inner strength) and how you can develop and nurture it.
Curiosity: we need to be open to possibilities and keen to explore the edges of our understanding for our clients and ourselves.
Compassion: deep, empathic appreciation of other people's circumstances needs to underpin all our relationships.
Integrity: authenticity and congruence in all our behaviours and actions defines the quality of our relationships.
Trust: a bond of trust is crucial in making our work feel safe.
Respect: all our clients are worthy of our respect and have the capacity to make the choices that they need to make.