Training & Practice:

As a Coach & Mentor, I work with groups & individuals to empower & facilitate positive development. Mainly with artists, performers & groups in creative industries and education, but also have therapy & executive clients. Unlocking creative potential & sharing skills to think effectively. Using NLP, Counselling, Clean Language/Space, David Grove’s Emergent Knowledge, Symbolic Modeling, Meditation and other tried & tested tools. Coaching. To think creatively, communicate effectively, manage states, stress, thoughts & feelings, change outcomes, focus and feel better. Customers have included Armstrong Learning, Cheshire Training, Youth Services, Leeds Uni, Hull Uni, Bridlington School, BBC, Hull Culture & Leisure, DofE Awards, NHS, Creative Projects Ltd, Volcom, city councils, charities, private & voluntary sector companies and many individuals. Backed by over 25 years experience in teaching, chairing, public speaking and developing creative, social enterprises & community groups.

DBS registered, Trained in Safeguarding & Child Protection

2018 Starting a Creative Thinking Group at Creative & Cultural Co. Hull

2017 Facilitating training for the WEA (Workers Education Association)

2016 Developing Mindfulness Meditation practice & working with the Universal Zulu Nation UK Chapter to develop life skill training for young people.

2013 Facilitating training for Career Coaches/IAG staff at Armstrong Learning in Manchester, York, Grimsby, Scarborough & Hull

2013 Attended SMART Career Coach training with Intraining Ltd.

2012 Facilitating training for Career Coaches/IAG staff at Cheshire Training

2011 Worked in York & Hull. As a Career Coach/Counsellor with unemployed people on the national work programme

2010 Taught Advanced Communication for IAG Workers at Armstrong Learning Ltd in Manchester

2010 Trained as NLP Master Practitioner/Coach with INLHA & IACTM.

2008 – 2010 Developed & Managed The VOLCOM Personal Effectiveness Program. Using skills including NLP, Emergent Knowledge & Clean Language to support 16-19’s through Pre-Entry to Employment on Hull’s Bransholme Housing Estate.

2007 – 2010 Worked with individual private clients, Life Coaching and therapeutic stress reduction with Kingston Coaching Hull

2007 Worked as a script consultant for BBCi using NLP in public information scripting on digital television. In partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureau

2007 Worked as an NLP Facilitator for Hull City Council Community Forums & in Schools as part of “It Takes A City” education & regeneration project

2006 – 2012 Worked as a Creative Industries Regional Adviser for Armstrong Learning Ltd (award-winning training provider) using IAG skills, NLP, counselling skills & David Grove’s Clean Coaching with unemployed people on creative enterprise courses

2005 -2007 NLP Master Practitioner & Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy Trainer. Trained in Coaching, Ericksonian Hypnosis, NLP, Timeline Therapy & Stress Management with INLHA. Accredited by BIH The British Institute For Hypnotherapy & NLP & IACTM The International Association For Coaches Therapists & Mentors.

2005 – 2006 Trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with ECCH (Eastern Centre for Clinical Hypnotherapy), Dip Hyp.

2005 -2006 Facilitated The Hull NLP Practice Group at VOLCOM with Isabelle Tracy

2005 Gained PTLLS Teaching Certificate City and Guilds at East Riding College (taught NLP for assessment).

2004 – 2005 Trained with David Grove in Clean Space, Clean Coaching and Emergent Knowledge, in Hull with David and Training Attention, One to one with David assisting his research in Reading & with other students at David’s home in Staines upon Thames.

2004 – 2005 Trained as an NLP Practitioner with NLP North East, over 120 hours with emphasis on NLP in Education. Accredited by The Professional Guild of NLP.

2004 -2005 Trained at VOLCOM as a member of Movers & Shakers; Trained in Symbolic Modelling, Clean Language & Clean Space by James Lawley, Penny Tompkins, Caitlin Walker & Linda Norton.

2001 – 2004 Worked as a part-time Stress Counsellor at Raw Elements Holistic Therapy Practice. Whilst studying Counselling at Hull Uni

1999 – 2004 Trained as a person-centred Counsellor at Hull University and The Open College. Counselling Skills & Theory Cert’s Level 1, 2, 3 & Dip Couns.

1993 – 1996 Trained as a JNC Qualified Community & Youth Worker at The University of Humberside including 6 months counselling work placement at YICU (The Youth Information & Counselling Unit).

1993 – 2010 Employed as Social Education Worker/Community & Youth Arts Worker at Hull Youth Service. Whilst training part-time at West Yorkshire Arts.

1979 – 2002 Trained in Zen Meditation as part of traditional Japanese Samurai Arts, which sparked my interest in the thought process, mental training and coaching for facing challenges. Achieved Black Belt 2nd Dan Instructors position in UK, lifetime membership of The World Martial Arts Association & 3rd Dan Black Belt in USA and was featured Instructor in Martial Arts Illustrated December 2002. Worked as Hull Area Rep for the Self Defense Federation for 2 years. Trained in Las Vegas with Sijo Frank and finally taught self-defence for celebrity security in the music industry, before specialising solely in the mental skills of martial arts training.

As an NLP Practitioner and Therapist, I had regular supervision with Isabelle Tracy (Master Practitioner & NLP Trainer) at VOLCOM.
As a Coach and Trainer, I attend regular CPD training. Inc: Conflict Management, Health & Safety, Child Protection, Observing Teaching & Learning, Safeguarding Trust & Disability Awareness.

Member of: The International Association of Coaches Therapists & Mentors, The Professional Guild of NLP, The Secular Buddhist Association & The Middle Way Society. I am proud to be one of the NLP North East Alumni and highly recommend their training.