I use Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques in my coaching practice and through that I support people to do their best thinking and make positive shifts in their life. I have also trained in Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Rational Emotional Behaviour Therapy, Clean Language Coaching and spent 40 years working in Health & Social Care as a registered Social Worker. I have managed both a Rehabilitation Centre and a Residential Care Home and worked in Social Care Commissioning. I have also worked in the NHS in Occupational Therapy (Adults), Equalities (Mental Health) and as a Hospital Care Manager. I bring all this learning and experience to my coaching practice.
I am a member of the International Association of Professional Coaches and abide by their Professional Standards.
As well as these roles I have run my own 'not for profit' businesses - Active Lives, Active Minds and Folkestone Wellbeing Centre, both on the English Kent coast. In 2020 I was nominated for 'Folkestone Inspirational Woman of the Year' - an award given by Soroptomists International - for my work delivering 'Building Resilience' courses for the LGBT+ community and for personal development workshops I ran for women. I have a life long commitment to volunteering and have been involved with many charities and community groups. I have been working in the field of personal development for decades - both in a paid and unpaid capacity - and always get excellent feedback.
Although I have a huge career in health and social care professions under my belt, in my coaching role I have very specific boundaries. I am not a Counsellor, Therapist or Advisor. My role in your life is to facilitate your own personal development so that your life has the very best outcomes for YOU. I do this by dipping in to a wide and varied range of techniques and experience to promote goal setting, coping strategies, increased confidence, empowerment and self acceptance. Everything you and I work on together comes from inside you and your personal growth is built on MY personal belief that we all have answers within us. You just need a skilled facilitator to work alongside you and let your solutions come alive. And that's where I come in, your Wellbeing Coach.
WHAT IS NLP?
Neuro Linguistic Programming is a transformational framework that enables you to shift your thoughts, beliefs and perceptions from unhelpful, limiting ones to helpful, life enhancing ones.
It is based on the fact that our brains have neuro-plasticity and we can create new pathways to help our mind make better choices for us.
Often our decisions are based on unconscious beliefs that we have accumulated through external experiences and by using NLP techniques we can tap into that unconscious mindset and actually re-programme it. I love working with NLP because it supports everything that I personally believe - that we are beings with huge potential and that we have the capacity to transform ourselves.