is very satisfying to help someone to achieve the success they want,
to take a step towards, or especially to actually realise their goal,
their desire – their very dream. This can be a permanent advance,
such as an improved relationship, or a short term need, such as coping
with a period of stress.
My personal journey started in my early
teens with an exploration of philosophy , psychology and different religions
as I sought to understand myself, other people and, dare I say, the meaning
of life. That search led me into a variety of workshops and my own therapy
as I sought to grow and change the parts of myself I did not like. As
time went by I was helped immensely over many years by two people: my
step father, a Jungian trained psychotherapist; and a transpersonal counsellor
who became a very good friend and with whom I lead workshops on self growth.
My own life has been fulfilling and has brought
me a diverse range of experience, ranging from the hotel trade
and the army, through the theatre, catering, the entertainment industry,
sport administration, property development, politics, to law and the finance
All that has brought me into contact with a wide
variety of people from various cultures and backgrounds and a multitude
of different situations. Everyone is different. No matter what a person’s
culture or background, each one of us is an individual. Not only will
one person’s needs not be the same as an other’s, they may
even be the complete opposite. My experiences mean that I bring to my
work an approach that is non-judgemental, not just because that is how
a Coach must be, but because that is how life has taught me to be.
In a rich and varied life it would be surprising
if I had not made mistakes. I have. And I’ve had my share of failures.
But it is from those that I’ve learnt, grown and built my successes.
I qualified as a counsellor in 1995 and subsequently as a Coach and NLP Practitioner and am married with two sons and a daughter.
Now I am living out the next stage of my Dream:
using my experience and training to help others, as I have been helped
along my way. Although a sole practitioner, I am not alone as I have the
support of professional colleagues and the Coaching Academy. With all
such support there is total respect for complete client confidentiality.