Boarding school. Graduate. Army officer. Financial services. I’ve done my time in pigeonholes. Escaping the shackles of expectation can be hard, but I believe that everyone deserves to find their own values and authentic selves.
That wasn’t a journey I made overnight. I didn’t feel I had found my calling until I became a psychotherapist and later a coach. Finding your true vocation makes your feel alive, and I bring that vitality to my coaching. I help my clients find the courage to leave their comfort zones and break free from convention. I help them to fully embrace their own values.
My first therapy job was, almost literally, a baptism of fire. I started as a full-time therapist with the London Fire Brigade, dealing primarily with trauma and PTSD and other mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, and workplace stress.
As my career has progressed, I have continually challenged myself to expand my toolbox of psychological skills. I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology and Neurology whilst working at MIND. I have also taken multiple coaching courses at Management Futures and Meyler Campbell.
We are all products of our pasts. My training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and my time as a Captain in the Army continue to influence my coaching. I am particularly interested in authentic leadership and followship. What makes a good leader? What makes a great team? How can leaders and their teams continue to perform at their very best in the face of intense pressure? Now that I have found my calling, the secrets of psychotherapy and the keys to performance will never cease to inspire and amaze me.