My name is Stuart and a very, very warm welcome to my website. I should warn you: I’m a very positive person, but I wasn't always this way. Certain things have happened to me in life - as with all of us - and I did a lot of work on myself in order to get to where I am now!
Some things about me: I worked in corporations for 25 year years; I have lived abroad for many years; I love to learn; I have been an active charity fundraiser during my time; and I have authored a book about my life as a deaf child, and the miracle of having my hearing 'restored'. You can read about my other initiaitve, The Cochlear Implant Coach, here.
After a childhood of what I would describe 'struggle', I later experienced feelings of inadequacy. After being made redundant from a job early on in my career, I embarked on a period of self-discovery which, I believe, is a major contributor to how happy I am today. I won’t lie – it took lots of work, but please do not be deterred because self-exploration will help you to get closer to where you are destined to be.
Over the years, I have seen how, by giving people enough time and space, and in a non-judgemental environment is the best way not only to learn about them, but for them also to discover who they truly are. It's only when we can be who we truly are that happiness prevails, that sought-after inner peace we often hear of. I have seen it many times.
Whether you seek counselling or whether you think coaching is more for you, it is my job to pick up on what is missing, to challenge you and to help you get to where you wish to be. If you are hesitant, please be assured that counselling and coaching are both incredibly powerful approaches in an ever changing world. Ask yourself: what IS stopping me? Why am I resisting this?
During my many years of working for high-profile firms, I saw first hand what demotivation and unhappiness can do to people. In the modern world, many of us struggle to find meaning and for issues of my very own I sought counselling.
In the beginning, it was tough. In my sessions, I was faced with discussing my reality. As we worked our way through various issues that were all-pervading at that time, my therapist consistently challenged and reassured me:
This period of time left me inspired, but not inspired to change just my life, but to also help others so they can also experience the same life-changing experience I had. I have experienced the power of both counselling and coaching first-hand.
After many years of study, I am now a:
The profession in which I now work is one of ever continuing professional development. As such, I am currently in training to become a Clinical Supervisor with my training due to complete in Spring of 2024.
With these skills and my international cross-cultural experience, I can support individuals and teams across a wide range of contexts. The four distinct services that I offer are reflected in my logo and I see all of these services as not merely overlapping, but complimentary. The logo also acknowledges to rich diversity that therapists, coaches and supervisors work with.
If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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