During the coronavirus pandemic in the interests of our clients and our own health, we have worked virtually. We continue to do so and now we can also offer face to face sessions in Leeds and Harrogate. Please contact either of us by phone or email to arrange a conversation
"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.
Corporate and private fees negotiable.
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.
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 £50 per hour with concessionary rates available.
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 she draws on a number of approaches and theories in her practice. She takes a phenomenological approach to her 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 her 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.
These trainings look at early brain development and how it is affected by trauma and/or neglect. They consider the relevant neuroscience, in an accessible way, and how our understanding of some basic concepts can influence our work with clients and interactions with others. They briefly cover sensory systems and how their development is also affected by environmental factors.
The training then introduces the PACE model, first developed by Dan Hughes, the American psychologist, through his work with traumatised children. It will offer participants the opportunity to see how the model can be useful in their understanding and interactions with their clients/children. http://www.danielhughes.org/
The training can be adapted for many audiences: teachers, school staff, social workers, support workers, therapists and parents. We offer the training at various levels depending on the audience.
All the trainings are experiential and interactive and cover self- care. They allow space to consider how this new knowledge can influence their relationships with whoever they are working with.
I am an Executive Coach with over 30 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 ten 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 30 years. I have been a counsellor in schools for 15 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 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 the effects of trauma and neglect on development, behaviour and relationships for parents and professionals who work with young people.
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 underpins 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.