Statement of Clinical Practice

My professional title is 'wholehearted living coach' and my practice is compassionate, therapeutic and heart-based; I 'walk alongside' my clients on journeys as a full human being, spiritual friend and companion. I provide deep listening, healing support and advice and guidance; sessions are person-centred and mostly client lead. My work is complementary to and not a replacement for medical healthcare, and I uphold personal responsibility for all my clients to seek the support of a general practitioner, psychologist or another consultant where needed. My role is to accompany my clients 'wherever they are at' and provide encouragement and support for clients to make their own informed decisions regarding their choices and possibilities. All our work is held confidentially and under professional supervision (to view my full privacy policy click here).

Ethics

My practice is enriched by the merits of many compassionate teachers to whom I give gratitude. I express particular thanks and considerations for Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on global and interpersonal ethics.

My working code of conduct:

1. Deep Respect

I am committed to cultivating insight into your way of being with compassion, openness, non-discrimination and non-attachment to views. I am determined to protect you from harm. I respect diversity and understand the effects of social and relational stress on LGBTQIA+, BAME/BIPOC folk, minorities, women, children and male survivors of abuse. I respect my client's need for self-defined identity, values and integrity.

2. True Happiness

Aware of the suffering caused by exploitation, social injustice, and oppression, I am committed to facilitating the conditions for you to reduce and transform suffering and dwell happily in the present moment.

3. Wholehearted Awareness

Core to my coaching approach is wholehearted awareness meaning that my work is to consciously generate loving-kindness, compassion, joy and inclusivity to support your greater happiness. I am committed to ensuring the safety and integrity of individuals, relationships, families and society. I will protect children and adults from sexual abuse. I will continue to support you for as long as mutually agreed, whether that is ongoing or for a set period of time.

4. Authentic Communication

I am committed to practising truthful and loving speech with deep and compassionate listening in order to inspire confidence joy and hope and relieve suffering among people, ethnic and religious groups and nations. I will practice therapeutic coaching in such a way that can nourish understanding, love, joy and inclusiveness and help you to transform suffering and see the way out of difficult situations. 

5. Nourishment and Healing

I am committed to supporting you to cultivate good health, and preserve peace, joy and well-being, by being in touch with the healing and refreshing elements within you and around you, free from the symptoms of adverse experiences of the past. I will coach you to improve your emotional intelligence and agility based in compassionate acceptance of your feeling-states, heart-awareness and psychoeducation.

I have recently been given fellowship with the Coaches & Healers Alliance for Ethics & Trauma-Informed Practice.

Credentials

My practice is fully certified and I have studied extensively with numerous academic and professional institutions up to now to provide a high level of support for all my clients.

 

Some of my training has included Cert. Integrative Counselling, University of Suffolk / Cert. Person-Centred Counselling, Dip. Complementary Therapy, City Literary Institute, London / Cert. Life Coaching, The Coaching Academy, London / Dip. Spiritual Life Coaching Centre of Excellence / UTPTP Grad. Sexology, London / Cert. Holistic Therapy, Lichfield College, and more.

 

I am a life-long student and pursue continuing professional development, deeply grounded in theoretical understanding, self-awareness, practical application and clinical and peer supervision in areas such as Trauma, Solution-Focused Therapy, Gestalt, Transpersonal Psychology, Positive Psychology, Psychosynthesis, Emotional Intelligence, Therapeutic use of Arts, CBT, Embodied Presence, and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.

I am currently on advanced training in psycho-spiritual counselling at the Sweet Track Centre, Glastonbury, and in trauma-informed clinical specialism with Trauma Institute International, online. I work with individuals and groups in the epi-centres of life crises, and also those in recovery, and people who are seeking accompaniment, mentoring and support for personal growth. I provide referrals and advocacy work where necessary and have links with individuals, professional bodies and organisations who can provide further help.

Some of the organisations I am supported by include: the HeartMath Institute, the International Association of Coaches, Mentors and Therapists, Ecopsychology UK, the Plum Village mindfulness tradition, the Community of Interbeing, the Federation of Holistic Therapists, and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. 

Spiritual Friend of the Heart

~ name given to me by Br. Pham Hanh, mentor/monk.

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