Legal + Accounting

By Professionals for Professionals

Legal and accounting professionals have many of the difficulties experienced by executives and managers in the office environment. However you also have more unique relationship with clients that can create particular challenges. Even the most talented professionals sometimes have difficulties including:

  • Managing client relationships, difficult or needy clients, being too ‘nice’
  • Difficulty in switching off, thinking about clients
  • Work balance, mentally at the office even when at home
  • Self-care, negative influences on attitudes and relationships outside work
  • Stress and tension, worrying, anxious, health problems
  • Taking on other people’s feelings and problems
  • Excessive habits including smoking, alcohol, drug use

You also have a personal life and may experience difficulties including bereavement, divorce, relationship breakdowns, etc.

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

I have worked with many legal and accounting professionals 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, or SME’s. I offer counselling and coaching tailored to each individual.

I also run regular workshops for legal professionals to increase understanding of client issues. For example I run training on the Grief Process in Divorce for family law teams, and understanding the End of Life Process for professionals handling terminal industrial disease claims.

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, and self-care.

Confidentiality

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 on King Street in Manchester city centre. 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.