Training & Practice:
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.
Trained Career Coaches/IAG staff at Armstrong Learning in Manchester, York, Grimsby, Scarborough & Hull (2013)
Delivered training to Career Coaches/IAG staff at Cheshire Training (2012)
Worked in York & Hull. As a Career Coach/Counsellor with unemployed people on the national work programme (2011 -2012)
Taught Advanced Communication for IAG Workers at Armstrong Learning Ltd in Manchester (2010).
2010 Trained as NLP Master Practitioner/Coach with INLHA & IACTM.
Developed & Managed The Volcom Personal Effectiveness Program (Oct 2008-2010) using skills including NLP & Clean Language to support 16-19’s through Pre-Entry to Employment on Hull’s Bransholme Housing Estate.
Worked as a script consultant for BBCi using NLP in public information scripting for digital television. In partnership with the Citizens Advice Burou (2007)
Worked as an NLP Facilitator for Hull City Council Community Forums & in Schools as part of Volcoms (It Takes A City) education & regeneration project (2007)
Worked as a Regional Adviser for Armstrong Learning Ltd (award winning training provider) using David Grove’s Clean Space & Emergent Knowledge with unemployed people on creative industries courses (2006 – 2012).
2005-2006 Trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with ECCH, Dip Hyp.
Trained in Coaching, Ericksonian Hypnosis & Stress Management with INLHA.
Gained PTLLS Teaching Certificate City and Guilds at East Riding College (taught NLP for assesment).
Facilitated at The Hull NLP Practice Group (2005 – 2006)
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 in Clean Language with Caitlin Walker & Training Attention Ltd. Trained in Clean Space with Linda Norton. Also trained with David Grove in Clean Space, Clean Coaching and Emergent Knowledge.
2004 Trained with volcom as a member of Hull Movers & Shakers NLP Group; including training in Symbolic Modelling with James Lawley & Penny Tompkins and Clean Language with Caitlin Walker.
Worked as Stress Counsellor at Raw Elements Holistic Therapy (2001-2004)
2000-2005 Trained as a Counsellor at Hull University and The Open College. Counselling Skills & Theory Cert’s 1,2 & 3, Dip Couns.
1995-99 Trained as a Community & Youth Worker at The University of Humberside including work placement at YICU (The Youth Information & Counselling Unit). JNC, HND, Community & Youth Work.
Social Education Worker/Community & Youth Arts Worker at Hull Youth Service 1993-2010
Zen Meditation & Shiatsu Practitioner. Studied as part of traditional Japanese Samurai Arts 1979 – 2002. Achieved Black Belt 2nd Dan Instructors position and featured in Martial Arts Illustrated. Worked as Hull Area Rep for the Self Defense Federation for 2 years.
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: SMART Career Coach training with Intraining Ltd. 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.