Blocks, Creativity as a way of life, Personal Growth, Self-Confidence, Writing Process
Sussex, England. United Kingdom
Through my coaching I aim to help you identify your creative desires and dreams and to discover your potential - first recognizing it, then finding your own route to fulfillment.
The approach I use is ‘creative enquiry’ - a mixture of coaching questions alongside creative exercises designed to guide and inspire you in your own process towards a creatively rich and fulfilling life.
I start from the position that everyone has something to offer. They need to feel valued, with their abilities recognized and nurtured, by them as well as by others. I consider a creative and imaginative life to be fundamental to well-being in all senses.
I encourage the clients I work with to value and respect other people and their environment and to behave responsibly and with integrity towards both.
Methods of Working:
Coaching sessions can be a combination of face to face, email and phone , depending on where you live or work and the time you have available. Sessions are usually booked in blocks of three.
I focus on working with clients on the challenges of living a creative life. This includes: creating as part of a balanced life; creativity and sense of self; creating and change; creativity and well-being.
Individual coaching face to face or via email or phone.
I can offer talks on personal growth/development through writing creatively, and using writing as a vehicle for change or managing change.
Training and Experience:
I started my career as a teacher, working in education for many years before moving to the arts sector, firstly as a freelance writer and teacher, based in day-care cent res and hospitals, and then working at the UK’s National Literature Charity ‘The Arvon Foundation’.
I left my post as the organization’s National Director to pursue my writing and coaching interests.
I hold postgraduate qualifications in teaching and creative writing for therapeutic development.
I have written on coaching, personal development and the arts for a number of journals and online publications. I post regular features on my website at
Subject to variation. Please email me to discuss.