An integrated approach

An integrated approach

Over the past 12 years, I have developed an approach which blends different models of coaching and therapy. 

The three main models I use in my work are: 

 

Life & Executive Coaching

A process which helps you to define and achieve your goals – or to tackle specific obstacles – so you can maximise your potential in life or work.

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Zen Coaching

A mindfulness-based approach which reconnects you with your inner wisdom, helping to unlock new insights, effortless transformation and a deeper sense of fulfilment.

 

Internal Family Systems

A psychotherapy model which works with inner conflict, ‘exiled’ parts of you and dysfunctional coping mechanisms, restoring harmony and self-acceptance to your life.

 

Life & Executive Coaching

A process which helps you to define and achieve your goals – or to tackle specific obstacles – so you can maximise your potential in life or work.

Buddha statue with yellow flower image

 

Zen Coaching

A mindfulness-based approach which reconnects you with your inner wisdom, helping to unlock new insights, effortless transformation and a deeper sense of fulfilment.

 

Internal Family Systems

A psychotherapy model which works with inner conflict, ‘exiled’ parts of you and dysfunctional coping mechanisms, restoring harmony and self-acceptance to your life.

The way I use and integrate these different ingredients tends to vary in each session, depending on your preferences, the nature of the question we’re working on, and what I feel is needed in that moment. My breadth of experience means that I can work flexibly around your needs. I bring alternative perspectives and techniques that cast new light on challenging issues – but I also ensure that the coaching relationship is grounded in practical considerations and action plans

Benefits of integration

One benefit of an integrated approach is that I can select and combine methods in the most effective way for your particular situation. There is also a positive integrative effect, i.e. this approach can help you to feel more integrated as a person.

 

1. Integration of mind and body: We work with different parts of your mind, e.g. right/left brain, brainwave frequencies of active engagement, relaxed reflection and deep creativity. You might also feel that this approach connects with your heart, ‘gut feeling’, or soul. It promotes ‘embodied’ healing and learning (perceived by and incorporated into the body), which helps with…

 

2. Integration of positive change: We’re resolving root causes and finding comprehensive, lasting solutions, rather than quick fixes that only address the symptoms of an issue. Positive change patterns can be established and consolidated, which helps with…

 

3. Integration of you as a cohesive whole: Sometimes you might have experienced feeling ‘at odds’ with yourself. There’s a disconnect between how you feel inside and how you’re coming across to others; it can be jarring and confusing. Or maybe you have ‘disowned’ parts of yourself because they don’t feel welcome around others. This work brings back a sense of inner harmony and ease, helping with…

 

4. Integration of your true potential into daily life: It’s about moving from self-realisation (knowing who you are) into self-actualisation, i.e. living your life in alignment with who you are. This shift also creates more connection and compassion, guiding you to live in integrity with other people and your wider environment.