I am experienced in engaging with and supporting male mental health, working with teenage young men and offer guidance and support to Parents and Carers of young people ( of all genders) My work also engages with offering support for women and girls, in their relationships to men and boys.
I welcome all sex and gender identification and orientations. I do not have a fixed idea about how we define masculinity and femininity. These are areas for rigorous exploration and deep enquiry. I acknowledge the complexity of sex and gender and that it is / we are multi faceted and complex beings.
I have a wide spectrum of clients and organisations who I work with in a variety of ways including personal, relational, and professional reasons.
As a 61 year old, with two adult children, I have gained a lot of personal and professionalexperience along the way.
I live in Stroud, in Gloucestershire UK and I am both humbled and proud to be regarded as a trustworthy man of integrity by many who know me and the people I have the opportunity to share this work with.
My approach is rooted in person centred approaches and methodologies; with a deep commitment to walk alongside you; to best support you on your life's journey. I bring to this body of work all that I have learned through thirty five years of lived experience in transformational and therapeutic work. I am passionate about helping you to live more fully and purposefully; to thrive in healthy relationships to yourself, to others and to life.
My work as a coach and mentor aims to support and guide people, so that together; we can learn heal and grow. Which helps to bring about a better world.
The sense making toolkit that we use is important to me. To listen and tend to the making of more wise choices. developing the toolkit for living and relating.
We will be guided and informed by working with the mind, body and feelings. To have a clearer understanding, getting better informed. Develop our emotional awareness, the purpose of emotions and how to work with them. Get in touch with our Somatic (body) awareness to grow and heal the bodies systems.
There are also many other contexts may need to be explored. Cultural, family and relational dynamics and influences that need working with. Intergenerational relatedness, how we engage with those in different life phases to ourselves. 'Spirituality' by this I mean what gives life meaning, passion and purpose. A sense of morals, ethics and principles to live by - as guiding stars. As defined by yourself.
I have a deep curiosity about 'what is really going on here', and am often looking for the deeper meaning by sensing into the bigger picture.
I create a situation where it is safe enough to take some risks. To meet with and explore the edges of the trust we have from past experiences, hope in ourselves and our life and the faith we have in a better future. The place where appropriate challenge brings us growth. All of which is needed for a more authentic life, with resilience and a greater efficacy.
I am passionate that we learn to live in more regenerative ways within nature, and as a part of nature. Where we engage with self responsibility and interdependence as practices of reciprocity. That we work on living more regeneratively. Where we all lift up together, with concern for future generations at the heart of our choices.