Our approach

We enjoy working with people to develop satisfying and fulfilling careers which integrate effectively with their personal and family lives. Our approach combines practical applied psychology with real commercial understanding. We are supportive and informal, acting as a guide, a sounding board and a source of positive encouragement. Our aim is to help you to make your working life more satisfying and rewarding, within the context of your life as a whole. We focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses, as people are most successful when they are doing work they enjoy that builds on their strengths and skills.

Why choose us?

  1. As we are highly qualified coaching psychologists, you can be confident that you are receiving professional and valuable support and advice.
  2. We have relevant life experience which enables us to understand you better: experience of working in demanding business careers, of changing careers and of the difficulties of balancing work and personal life.
  3. We are encouraging and also challenging, with a structured approach to improving your self-understanding and to career exploration that will help you to clarify your ideas and to find a clear way forward.

Why use a psychologist for career counselling?

As occupational psychologists chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), we are highly trained specialists with an in-depth understanding of people at work.  We are able to draw from a wealth of psychological research into job satisfaction, work-life balance and career transition. We use these findings in a practical and down-to-earth way, providing suggestions and strategies to increase your fulfilment and happiness at work. You can trust us to be totally confidential and professional as we abide by the BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct.

What does a coaching programme involve?

The service is completely personal and is tailored to your individual needs. We help you to develop a clearer picture of yourself and where you want to take your life and your career, building on your strengths, interests and values. We will offer tools and strategies to identify and prioritise career options and we will support you to develop a clear action plan to explore your career objectives. We will use our skills, knowledge and insight to support you to manage your career effectively.

You will typically have a programme of four to six meetings. These are preferably face-to-face although we are also happy to work with you by telephone or Skype. 

You will be able to discuss your career issues, thoughts and options with an objective careers specialist. We use proven exercises and in-depth discussion to enable you to develop a fuller and realistic picture of your strengths, interests, values, personality preferences and preferred work environment. We help you to clarify your career dreams and goals and what success means to you. We are qualified in a range of psychometric instruments so you can choose to use a strengths or a personality profile, if you would like to explore your preferences in more detail.

At the end of each session, we will review your learning and agree the actions you will take before we meet again. Your coach will be available by email between meetings to answer any questions. By the end of the final meeting you will have a clear action plan to enable you to move forward confidently with your career development.

What is the cost of a coaching programme?

For self-funded individuals the coaching prices are £110 to £130 per hour, dependent on the proposed coaching plan and on the method and location of the coaching. We aim to provide a service which is both professional and affordable. We will not ask you to sign up to an expensive long-term programme - you pay only for the services that you need. For further information on our prices, including costs for organisations and organisationally-funded employees, please contact us.