Therapy is an important part of what I do, we can optimise the present and strategically plan for the future (and we will) but without understanding some of the deeper patterns and belief systems from the past we are missing a vital part of the puzzle. Therapy allows us to integrate a deeper understanding of yourself and a healing of the past with your current and future goals and mission.
I've been working with Founders and Senior Leaders for a long time. I understand the frustrations, the overwhelming workload, the late nights, the growing pains, the crises of confidence, the difficulties with maintaining balance, the fears of navigating difficult conversations and relationships and ultimately, how this all affects your mental wellbeing.
I have created and developed programmes, talks and workshops, codes of conduct, team charters and mental health policies. I’m often invited as a panelist to discuss performance and have hosted Think Tank’s to discuss the future of culture and mental health at work.
I also have a rich heritage in the field of personal development, my great, great Grandfather is Samuel Smiles - credited as being the founding father of the self-help movement in the UK, the passion has definitely been passed down to me! If you would like to read a more personal account of my story you can find it here.
For the last 20 years, I’ve been helping individuals and businesses increase profits and performance through psychology.
After graduating from my Psychology degree with Honours I trained for a further three years to qualify as a Psychotherapist. I am also an NLP Coach, EFT Practitioner and Reiki Practitioner. As a result of creating an award winning strategy for a business when I was still in my early 20's, I was one of only five people invited to partner with Barclays Bank to offer their Business Account holders a business planning session. As a result, I worked with hundreds of businesses to help them successfully start and grow.
the inner game means looking at all the things you don't like about yourself and checking what's true