Areas of work

Assessment and development

Psychometric assessment 

A holder of the British Psychological Society Euro Test User certificate, I provide reputable aptitude and personality assessments to aid recruitment, retention and development processes.  When providing psychometric input for recruitment campaigns, individual and/or team development, I help individuals and clients relate the results to a personal and/or work context, make links to specified competencies and identify areas for development or to be explored further at interview. 


Competency based assessment and development processes

This includes:

  • design of competency based application and sift processes
  • design and delivery of competency based assessment and development centres
  • management and administration of assessment and development centres
  • design and delivery of 360-degree feedback programmes
  • skills transfer to clients where appropriate

One-to-one support

Career development 

Career development refers to proactively planning, acting and developing towards your career and work goals, so that you are more likely to achieve them.


Ultimately this about managing change, so inevitably, this is a path of life-long learning, reflection and working in  different ways.  This may include :

  • Identifying your skills, abilities and competencies
  • Specific competency development
  • CV writing and completion of job applications
  • Improving your interview skills
  • Improving your presentation skills
  • Confidence building and motivation
  • Managing career change/transition

Personal development

Personal development can cover a wide range of activities, enhancing success in our personal or work lives.

  • Helping increase self-awareness by gaining a greater understanding of yourself and others
  • Identifying and developing talents and potential
  • Expanding knowledge
  • Improving personal skills ie communication, presentation, assertiveness etc
  • Building confidence
  • Improving performance
  • Effectively managing change

Life coaching

Life coaching focuses on the changes you can, and are prepared to, make in order to do things better in the future. This may sound simple, but many of the problems we face are linked to the way we think, our identity and the way we interact with others. Therefore, it can be difficult for us to recognise and make the changes we want to achieve our goals.


Coaching is about helping you to find your own solutions. It is not about me providing advice, as what works for me may not work for you!


Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis has been used since ancient times to aid concentration and help focus our unconscious minds—the processes in the mind that occur automatically ie breathing, memories, motivations, habits. 


Naturally positive outcome focused, clinical hypnotherapy is a safe, natural state combining hypnosis with therapy. At its simplest, it is about helping you to become as relaxed as possible so that your unconscious mind becomes open and responsive to positive suggestions and making beneficial changes to your thoughts and behaviour. 


With many psychological and physical benefits, hypnotherapy can help in a range of areas, including:

  • Managing stress, anxiety and panic
  • Improving confidence & self-esteem
  • Dealing with fears and phobias
  • Weight management
  • Stopping smoking
  • Changing habits
  • Managing pain

Stress management

As we lead ever more busy and complex lives, it becomes easy to forget about our own needs and the importance of allowing  ourselves time to relax.  Stress can permeate many areas of our lives, and we often don't recognise how damaging it can be to our health, relationships and happiness until it's too late.  


My approach is holistic and includes helping you to:

  • better understand yourself and others
  • develop your resilience
  • effectively deal with conflict
  • improve your communication
  • learn how to relax

Project management

I offer flexible, efficient and effective project management, programme management and administrative support to meet your organisation's needs.  This can include assisting with proposal, tender and funded training applications.

Skills and knowledge

I particularly enjoy creating innovative, experiential learning partnerships and experiences with clients and delegates.  Projects include:

  • competency based workplace training and assessment as part of the European Social Fund Workplace Training initiative  
  • design of a range of in-house course materials including ICT for employability and communication skills 
  • design of specific training material
  • design and delivery of team building workshops utilising the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • design and delivery of drama based training activities
  • transfer of assessment centre and 360-degree administrative and feedback skills via mentoring support