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About me

I have 28 years of experience in psychotherapy, consultancy and training. 

I work worldwide in helping people with known trauma and chronically stressful life experiences: acute and chronic stress conditions, trauma, chronic trauma and vicarious traumatisation of individuals, families  and teams.

I work with individuals, and couples face to face and online.  Clients I see may described themselves as having burnout, breakdown, relationship troubles, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

I have a  broad experience of working with people  around the World.  I specialise in working with professionals, senior executives, leaders of business, and entrepreneurs who have experienced a traumatic event, or are suffering from the debilitating effects of accumulated stress of all kinds.  

I offer therapeutic coaching on reducing self blame and bullying of self in order to address anxiety, self sabotage, imposter syndrome, low self esteem, and perfectionism. 

I offer packages of work 3, 6 and 12 months which can be charged in full or on a monthly basis. These include weekly sessions, telephone check-ins, email and phone support between scheduled sessions as appropriate.

My Kinda Life® - Therapeutic Coaching

I start by offering a free consultation for us to explore your needs and decide together on the most appropriate package of support.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • My Kinda Life® methodology 
  • Author of Book My Kinda Life® - In Leadership Live & Lead with kindness for better relationships, be respected, create impact.
  • Author of Book Smile Again: Your recovery from burnout, breakdown & overwhelming stress
  • Author of The Inner Brutality Assessment©
  • Founder of The Burnout Hub™ 
  • Founder of Kindness for Corporate a unique training in Burnout & Burnout Trauma©.  Trauma Informed practice & neuro-diversity awareness 
  • Clinically trained at the UCSF Medical Center & Level I Trauma Centre, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Academic study in Leeds and London, UK Leeds Metropolitan University & King’s College London
  • Uniquely trained in EMDRII, TIR and CATTI protocols (trauma re-processing models)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Art Psychotherapist

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Additional information

I charge on a monthly basis, unless a previous client comes for short term 'top-up' of support.

My usual support packages are 3, 6 and 12 month paid in full or on monthly basis.

Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4

Type of session

In person
Home visits