Experienced and fully qualified, I hold a Master's degree in Coaching Psychology which enables me to work at depth in a non-judgemental, collaborative way, in a confidential and trusted thinking space.
With nearly 30 years of commercial experience in global organisations and small to medium enterprises, I retrained for a new career as a Coaching Psychologist. Studying whilst working full time, I know something about the difficulties people encounter in making changes in their work and personal life.
My psychology research for my Master's was in the 'Impostor Syndrome', a feeling some of us can get of not being as good as others believe, and of imminent exposure as a fraud. When triggered, the feelings associated can be frightening and debilitating, and my research highlighted not only the difficulties, but also some very effective ways coaching can help.
I was born in Hong Kong, and spent my first 13 years there before being moved to a boarding school in England. I've worked with a number of clients who experience the phenomena called 'Third Culture Kids' which describes those who have moved to the UK expecting to feel at home and fit in, but found it a struggle to settle.
My style is supportive as well as challenging, and I find that a collaborative approach is the most successful for creating appropriate and lasting changes.
Please contact me for a confidential chat, you'll be under no pressure and can ask any questions to help you decide if coaching is right for you.
I am happy to help clients from different cultural backgrounds, young adults, working people in all professions at all stages, stay at home mothers, students, retired people, clients who are LGBT and adult survivors of childhood trauma.
Am I the right coach for you? I work best with clients who:
People I work with are seeking growth. They want both success and fulfilment.
I help clients connect with their authentic voice and sense of potency within organisational contexts. This work involves developing resilience to sustain and support through challenging events and resistance to change, and strengthening in adaptability and self-belief.
Specialist Coaching Areas:
Inner critic work, shame resilience, developing compassion and impostor phenomenon feelings are some of my specialist mindfulness-based areas. I work with clients to identify ways they may unconsciously sabotage success, and to find adaptive and effective ways to work with defences.
I also offer a Treatment for Trauma, which can help when otherwise high functioning executives suddenly start to experience a variety of difficult to manage symptoms as a result of a recent or past event such as bullying, abuse or an accident. Please click here for more information.
British Psychological Society
Special Group in Coaching Psychology
(2012) Student Project Award - Masters Research on Impostor Syndrome