Executives + Managers

By Professionals for Professionals

There are many pressures on people in positions of responsibility, particularly in the current climate. Even the most talented professionals sometimes have difficulties including:

  • Excessive or out of control thinking, sleeping difficulties
  • Difficulty in switching off, restless, unable to relax, agitated state
  • Work balance, mentally at the office even when at home
  • Excessive control, health anxiety, compulsions, rigid or fixed thinking
  • Anger or aggression, losing control
  • Lack of connection with self and others, distracted, irrational
  • Health: including, headaches, digestive and heart problems
  • Excessive habits including smoking, alcohol, drug use

Executives and managers also have a personal life, and experience the same difficulties as others including divorce, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, family problems,  etc.

Many professionals work at maintaining their performance in the office, so many of the difficulties can be hidden. However the effects are often felt in their home life and relationships.

I have worked with many senior executives, entrepreneurs, CEOs, managers and directors at all levels in an organisation. My background is in management, and so I have a good understanding of how organisations work, whether they are huge multinationals, public sector, charitable, or SMEs. I offer counselling and coaching tailored to each individual.

Sometimes professionals, particularly line managers and operational directors, have difficulties with the people they manage, or who manage them. I offer professional and expert help with understanding the particular dynamic involved, and find an approach that will create a change.

As a professional counsellor and coach I work with individuals on many areas of personal development including: confidence and self esteem, self awareness, personal power, confidence, emotional intelligence, interpersonal relationships, developing charisma and presence.


Everyone I work with has the right to confidentiality as laid down by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. There are some exceptions which include:

  • If someone discloses that they intend to hurt themselves or another person, or commit a criminal act.
  • The court has made a legal order for the release of records (a subpoena).
  • The individual gives a signed release specifying to whom the information is to be released.

Counselling and Coaching sessions are held at my office in Manchester city centre or in Altrincham. I deliberately selected an impersonal professional environment that houses many different organisations. It is possible to make special arrangements if additional security and confidentiality is required.

How does it work?

Sessions usually last for one hour and are once a week for 6 or 10 weeks. However I find that professionals require a more tailored approach. I offer flexible appointment times, and I find that many people like to book two hour sessions at intervals that suit their needs, and their diary.

Individuals may fund themselves, or sessions can be invoiced as a business expense or to an employer. If you are an employer you can call or email with the name and contact details of the employee. I arrange the appointments and keep you informed of attendance, and confirm suitability. The content of the sessions remains confidential between the therapist and the individual.

You can call me on 07594 704204 to book a session, or send me a message below.