Helping you to flourish

Transformative coaching, counselling and consultancy for people who want more from their life and work

I believe that people are intrinsically motivated and equipped to achieve their potential, to build fulfilling relationships and to make their mark upon the world. Sometimes it can feel as though the path to development and change is unclear, or is littered with obstacles. I help you to understand yourself better, find your path, and identify and overcome difficulties, whether internal or external.

I have extensive experience and training in counselling and coaching, grounded in a warm and supportive style .

My practice is near Market Harborough, accessible for Leicester, Oadby, Lutterworth, Kibworth, Corby, Kettering and Leicestershire villages.

I also support organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and the City of London with development, change and wellbeing initiatives.

I am a supervisor for other practitioners, with a particular interest in working with dual-trained coach-counsellors and people moving into private practice.

Counselling and Coaching

As a trained and highly experienced coach and counsellor my role is to provide space and support to help you on your journey of self-discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it.

My approach is warm, supportive and non judgmental; I hold you and your needs at the centre of my work and I work within professional ethical guidelines that protect you and your wellbeing.

Counselling sessions are usually weekly for one hour and can help with issues including:

  • stress and burn out
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • work/life balance
  • difficulties arising from childhood experiences
  • confidence and self esteem
  • disordered eating
  • relationship issues
  • low mood.

Coaching typically involves monthly sessions of 90-120 minutes. Clients come to me for support with issues such as:

  • challenges and opportunities at work
  • confidence issues and imposter syndrome
  • working effectively as a Board member
  • developing skills to support promotion and job seeking
  • overcoming stress, overload and work/life balance issues
  • being an introvert in a world of extroverts (or vice versa)
  • being a female in a world of men (or vice versa)
  • leading change
  • managing people effectively

For more information on my counselling and coaching services, please click here.

For Organisations

I have a thirty year track record in providing effective support to organisations looking to develop and change. My experience and training is unusual in that it encompasses three domains: coaching; leadership and the world of work, and psychological understanding.

I have expertise in a wide range of topics that are fundamental to organisational success and the wellbeing of your team.

Recent assignments include:

  • establishing and delivering an internal coaching and counselling service for a successful Leicester based SME

  • leadership coaching for directors and executives of a global technology/hospitality company

  • delivering training in mental health topics for a charity

  • serving as trusted advisor to senior leaders in a wide range of organisations

  • conducting a health check of a global change programme for a FTSE 100 company

  • running a recruitment exercise for a sensitive board level post

  • delivering training and mentoring in change and project management for financial services firms in the City of London

For more information on my organisational services and a client list, please click here.


I am a supervisor for coaches and counsellors. My clinical and supervision work is grounded in the BACP Ethical Framework and a humanistic and person centred stance.

My counselling modality is integrative, rooted in the person centred approach, with insights from other schools. I am comfortable to work with coaches and counsellors from a wide range of modalities and have had many coach and counsellor clients.

I welcome enquiries from all counsellors and coaches and am particularly well placed to work with dual trained coach-counsellors and recently qualified counsellors moving into private practice.  

Prior to moving into counselling, I worked for many years in roles involving the motivation, support and development of people, and I bring this stance into my role as supervisor. I see your development as a practitioner as a key aspect of our supervisory relationship and my style is warm and supportive.

I extended my practice into supervision after undertaking a clinical leadership role in a mental health charity. I found it very rewarding to provide support to counsellors dealing with challenging situations and ethical dilemmas or simply needing to download. This experience prompted me to consolidate my skills by undertaking a Certificate in Clinical Supervision.


For information about my philosophy of supervision, please click here.

Am I right for you?

About me

It's important that you find the right person to support you or your organisation. In addition to my training and qualifications I bring over thirty years' experience in working with people, initially as manager, mentor and organisational leader and later as counsellor, coach, consultant and supervisor.

My interest in psychological work has its roots in two very different experiences. In my twenties I had a successful career and seemingly happy life, but was also struggling to support someone with a severe mental illness. This experience gave me first hand insight, and I started to educate myself about mental health issues.

In the same decade I attended a leadership course at Cranfield. In addition to a wide range of management disciplines, we explored the psychology of leadership - this prompted my own further study into the factors affecting management and leadership performance. These two experiences are the foundation of a lifelong interest in people and how we function, both at work and in life.

I held a variety of senior leadership roles in the corporate sector, leading large international teams of people, and my greatest interest lay in supporting people to do their best work. When I became a mother I set up my own business providing consultancy, change management and coaching services to large companies, growing it to £2m turnover.

During this time I invested in periods of therapy, coaching and training that I found hugely beneficial for my own self awareness, wellbeing and sense of purpose. Today I am privileged to enjoy a wonderful variety of rewarding work with people and organisations. In addition to my private practice, I am chair of the trustee board of a counselling charity.

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the principal professional body in the UK for counselling and coaching. Accreditation recognises a high standard of knowledge and experience, following a rigorous assessment process, beyond normal registration and in addition to training and qualifications. I am fully insured and registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) in respect of holding client data. You can read my Privacy Policy here.

I am on the book review panel for the professional journal of the BACP; you can read my reviews here.

Principal Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching (University of East London, Psychology Department)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Sue Pattison Training)
  • Leadership and management training (Cranfield University School of Management)
  • NLP Practitioner Diploma (certified by John Grinder, NLP co-founder)
  • BSc (Hons) Degree (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Other Training and Qualifications

  • Aspects of Supervision
  • Coaching for Health
  • Psychological Perspectives on Leadership
  • Exploring the Brain (Neuroscience)
  • Life Coach Certificate
  • Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Working with those affected by Sudden and Traumatic Death
  • Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
  • Breakthrough Interventions
  • Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders and Obesity
  • Transitions - Transpersonal Work
  • Working with Anger
  • Working with Shame
  • Working with Addiction
  • Rewind Therapy for Trauma and PTSD
  • Working with Self Harm
  • Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
  • Working with Children and Young People

Location & Fees - individual clients

I am based at LE16 7RB, near Market Harborough, and see individual clients at my premises there, or online.

Fees are £70 for a one hour session, £105 for 90 minutes, payable on the day or in advance. When we meet I can advise on the balance of therapy and coaching work you need, and the frequency and duration I recommend for you.

Supervision fees are £100 for 90 minutes.

Location & Fees - organisational clients

I have premises in the City, very close to Bank station and within ten minutes' walk of St Paul's, Fenchurch Street, Moorgate, Monument, Cannon Street and Mansion House stations.

I can see coaching clients there or at alternative locations to suit. For consultancy work I can attend client premises in London, the Midlands and further afield.

Fees are by arrangement.

Get in touch

Do please contact me using the form. We can discuss your needs and how I can help.

You can also contact me by phone 07976 419793 or email at

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