Discovery & Development Coach
BSc (Hons) Psy. MBPsS
Accredited Personal and Professional Coach
Personal Growth Workshop Facilitator.
Catalyst in co-creating your peace,
freedom and happiness.
Accredited Graduate Psychologist MBPsS
Accredited Personal and Professional Coach
Since 2004, I have provided personal development coaching sessions and workshops to individuals in the UK, Spain and Gibraltar. In 2013, this evolved into the realisation of one of my long term objectives: to bring life skills, mindfulness and personal development coaching to schools.
Sparked from a desire to create a life of meaning and purpose, to overcome my own anxiety disorder, and learn how to make life better for myself and others, I offer you a space of compassion, understanding, care, acceptance, inspiration and empowering support, to work with you in co-creating meaningful dreams, psychological wellness, and a way of living and being that supports your personal peace, freedom, happiness.
I have 12 years of experience in coaching adults and teenagers. I am an accredited Personal and Professional Coach (ICF accredited training). Through an eclectic approach to personal growth, and with a range of skills, including: Solutions-Focused Coaching, CBT Skills, Transaction Analysis, Creative Coaching Practices, Psychometric testing (Extended DISC), Mindfulness and Holistic Arts, I provide a person-centered, caring, safe and supportive space to work with you in co-creating what you truly want for your life.
Currently: MSc Child and Young Persons Mental Health and Psychological Wellness Practice (Edinburgh University)
Currently: Advanced Diploma Personal and Transformational Coaching (ICF and AC accredited training programme)
2013 - 2016: BSc Psychology (Honors) The Open University BPS accredited (MBPsS)
2003-2004: Life Coaching - The European Coaching Foundation, UK. (ICF accredited programme).
2002: Cert. Healing.The Healing Foundation, UK.
1999 -2001: Interior Decoration and Design Diploma (R.I.Dip.des) - Griffith College, Dublin.
1998-1999: BA Fashion and Textile Design - The National College of Art, Dublin, Ireland
(Transferred to Interior Design)
1997-1996: Art and Design (Foundation Diploma) - Wimbledon Art College, UK.
Professional Development: Training and Experience:
Currently: School personal development coach and intervention specialist at Laude College, Marbella. Providing individual performance development, behavior and motivational coaching, and stress and anxiety management skills for teenagers, with class interventions and group workshops for teenagers.
2016: Creative Therapy placement at a Cortijo Care (Drug and alcohol rehabilitation and psychological wellness clinic, Marbella, Spain). Facilitation of creative therapy workshops and psycho-educational lectures for adult inpatients , with observation of group therapy (psycho-dynamic and drama therapy focus).
2014-2015: School personal development coach at Sotogrande International School. Providing psychological, emotional and social well-being support for teenagers, psycho-educational talks for parents and group workshops for teenagers and teaching staff.
2013-2014: Clinical Psychology Internship (Marbella, Spain). Observation, psychological evaluation, assisting with the in-patient clinic, and applying psychological coaching and counselling for individuals with anxiety-related disorders.
Continuing Professional Development Studies and Training
2016 - Cert. Extended DISC psychometric testing.
2016 - Mindfulness Training (In Process)
2014 - Cert online: Keeping Children safe online. NSPCC
2013 - Cert online: Addiction: dealing with addictive behavior. Harvard Medical School
2013 - Cert. online: Lifestyle medicine for stress management. Harvard Medical School
2013 - Cert online: Treatment of depression;emerging issues. Harvard Medical School
2013 - Cert online: Assessment and treatment of anxiety in a primary care setting. Harvard Medical School.
Other training and experiential Courses:
2004 - 'The Journey' (Brandon Bays) Practitioner training - UK.
2002 - Cert. Healing Therapy (touch therapy) -The Healing Foundation UK
2000 - Colour Healing, UK.
Since 2004, I have been on a personal quest to explore: how the mind works, our role in affecting change in the world; the potential of the human mind for self healing; the mind-body-environment connection; why we suffer and how we can overcome individual and collective suffering, heart-centered living, and towards creating harmony in our world from within.
Recent research has been focused on the preventing of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, through evidenced-based, school-based intervention programmes and parenting skills development.
I try my best to walk my talk and continue to develop and upgrade my professional training and personal development. I am interested in learning more about a holistic approach to preventing and treating dis-ease, disharmony and mental health 'disorders' and how working with the mind, body and environment, together, and with children, parents and teachers, together, we can create positive and powerful transformations and happier, healthier families. I continue with my own therapy, supervision and professional development training.
The British Psychological Society.
The International Coaching Federation