Resilience and Leadership Coaching
Resilience is the ability to cope with and recover from difficult situations. It includes our capacity to make the best of things, deal with stress and rise to the occasion. We all have this ability. though not always as much as we'd like.
Dr Chris Johnstone
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.
I believe that human connection has transformative power in all aspects of our lives.
Mindfulness is a practice that involves focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations without judgment. With this quality of attention, one learns to be more grounded in the present as well as more connected to what is happening in the moment, just as it is.
Mindfulness Without Borders
EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, is a form of therapy that is recognised worldwide as effective in the treatment of trauma and other disturbing life events. The eight phases of EMDR are designed to ensure that the client's emotions, thoughts and body reactions evolve into a healthy state.
Francine Shapiro PhD
M Y S T O R Y
H O W W E W O R K T O G E T H E R
Leadership starts from within, Relationships start with self. I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment in which to explore and expand personal and professional concerns, recognise and develop your own resilience, open up to possibilities, opportunities and a new way of being, individually or together as a couple, creating self-awareness and maximising best potential to bring results for responsible, caring, and compassionate people.
Relationships are difficult, with yourself or with others. Counselling can help you understand yourself in relationships, personally or professionally. We work towards strengthening your ability to face challenges, approach the complexities of a relationship with resilience, cultivating new pathways to build skilful communication patterns and move forward in a sensitive and supportive environment.
I am a professionally trained Co-Active Coach (PCC), educated with the globally renowned Co Active Training Institute (CTI) and accredited member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I am an associate of Lea_p Leadership, developing heart centred leaders, as well as having my own private practice.
I am a certified Relationship Counsellor with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) working with Relate.Org.UK as well as my own private clients. I am a member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and am a member of the National Counselling Society. (MNCS)
I am a certified Mindfulness educator, certified teaching level 1 with The Mindfulness Association and have trained in Positive Psychology, incorporating all of these skills and tools for an integrative approach.
I am certified in EMDR Therapy. A member of the EMDR Association UK . EMDR therapy helps to move the storage of a disturbing memory from the past to a more functional part of the brain through a gentle bilateral stimulation through eye movement. The
bilateral stimulation creates biochemical changes in the brain that enables us to respond to the present without the past interfering.
It is a truly inspiring to work with people as they explore their feelings and emotions, access their values, redefine their goals and develop best practices to choose to live life with ease and a beautiful sense of purpose.
We all have the capacity to develop the personal resources needed to deal with all of life's challenges.
Discover what is important to you, what makes you feel alive and fulfilled
Identify your values, how they help you with your decision making and how you honour them in your day to day lives
Explore what is meaningful to you and gives you a sense of purpose
Learn what holds you back from being your natural and best self
Recover from setbacks and build a roadmap to cultivate strengths
Develop tools and skills for better communication with others and yourself
Enable your needs to be met while meeting the needs of others
Bring positive change into your life.
Become your true authentic self and create the life you want to live and love.
Discussing your most personal worries & concerns with someone who is effectively a stranger to you can be a big barrier preventing you from getting the help you need. For this reason I offer a 30-minute complimentary meeting to help you make that first step. Appointments can be scheduled for mornings, afternoons or some evenings.
Contact me to arrange a complimentary call. firstname.lastname@example.org
I am pleased to offer counselling and coaching remotely via phone or Zoom depending on your preference
I facilitate workshops on personal development and leadership, mindfulness, social-emotional intelligence and positive psychology . I'd be delighted to meet with you to learn more about your priorities as well as to discuss possible program opportunities.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
I approached Wendy when I had allowed my mind to get completely full of anxious thoughts which had become so strong, I was unable to fully enjoy the day to day. Within a short period of time, Wendy helped me unblock, unload and refocus my energies on more positive and helpful thought processes. Wendy creates a safe, warm, kind, generous, nonjudgemental and safe space to explore how you are feeling and why. She provides useful reflections and holds the mirror to what you are saying and thinking which allows you to get your head around your challenges. I could not recommend Wendy more highly.
Wendy's work with us as a couples therapist helped us to get past some difficult sticking points. We learned a lot about each other, building a more caring relationship. As a result of the time we invested with Wendy, we feel that we now have a much better understanding of each other's perspectives, and have the tools for better communication to build a future together. Wendy's patience and efforts were essential for getting us there. We would highly recommend her services.
KM and JB
Wendy is rare and valuable to any organisation or individual she works with, transparent, vulnerable, non-judgemental, witty and oh so quick to get you to where you didn't even know you were heading and share with you the capital to do it. A rare being!
She has rebuilt my faith in humans and given me the methods to work on by which my future will be so much happier because of her. She is simply a true craftswoman and so obviously performing the right role for her.
"Wendy is a marvelous counsellor. She is compassionate, empathetic and I have always felt safe to speak openly with her. She has been enormously helpful to me over the last 18 months and was able to give me unparalleled support during a difficult time.
I am now in a much better and happier place, something which, prior to speaking with Wendy, I never could have imagined. I now also have a much better understanding of my emotions and how to deal with different situations. I am so grateful to have met Wendy, she is truly amazing."
We think Wendy has all the qualities you would wish to find in a therapist. She is insightful, fair-minded, empathetic, warm and very quick-witted. She offers constructive criticism, pragmatic advice and emotional support. She always seemed to have new and interesting ways of looking at things and, although it can't be easy dealing with two people at the same time, Wendy did somehow give us both the right kind of time and attention.
H and M R