EVERY CHAMPION HAS A COACH
Back in 1989, I was the first acupuncturist to work at the London Lighthouse and the Immune Development Trust, both charities set up to provide services for people affected by the emerging HIV/AIDS crisis. It was tough work! I ended up as a team supervisor at IDT, and this was the start of my role as a coach and guide. Over the years, I have continued to supervise other practitioners in many different situations and roles, including my team of practitioners in Malaysia.
My approach is client-centred, in the belief that with attention and guidance, you can be guided to find your own answers. I use a variety of counselling, coaching and reflective skills, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). My coaching can be broken down into three main services:
- Mentoring and supervision
- Focused coaching
- Book coaching
Over the years, I’ve guided many people to more reflective, more fulfilling and more rewarding practice. To learn more about the kinds of coaching I offer, please read below. If you’d like to have a simple chat about your needs, you can book a thirty-minute chat. This thirty-minute chat is free..
REFLECTIVE PRACTICE – MENTORING
- How present are you in your own practice?
- Where are you going with it?
- How can it fulfill you more?
A mentor acts as an advisor, counsellor, or guide to a peer or junior practitioner, guiding you and helping you reflect on issues that affect the way you work, helping you navigate your professional life and long-term goals. The range of issues explored can be broad, relating not only to your practice but areas of emotional and personal development as well.
As a mentor, I’ll draw on my own life journey and experience to guide you. A mentoring relationship should be a kind relationship. It can be long-term, with meetings scheduled fortnightly, monthly or quarterly, depending on your needs.
- A mentor answers great questions. A coach asks them!
With software such as Zoom, it is possible for me to be at your side during clinical practice, guiding you through the processes you want to learn or fine-tune. This is an extremely useful (and exciting!) way to practise.