Helen Barnes

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MSc, SROT,

Coach and Occupational Therapist

European and Mentoring Council (EMCC) and The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), British Association of Occupational Therapists

Availability

Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM

ABOUT ME

Helen is a skilled and compassionate coach, coach supervisor and occupational therapist whose work is grounded in academic rigour and experience from working with a diverse range of clients. She has a deep curiosity and intuition about people and believes that a client’s narrative is the best way of getting to know them; where they are in the context of their lives and where they might be thinking about going.

Helen’s experience has been rich and varied working with all grades of staff across the European Commission as part of their internal coaching programme and more recently with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation on a project supporting adults with mental health conditions back into work. She continues to work with the NHS Leadership Academy as wells as Genius Within, a social enterprise focused on supporting clients with neurodiverse conditions to fulfil their employment potential.

QUALIFICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING:
• Post graduate Certificate in Coaching - Middlesex University
• Accreditation at Senior Practitioner Level - EMCC
• Certificate in Supervision of Coaches and Consultants – The
Tavistock Institute
• Post graduate qualification in Vocational Rehabilitation
• Certificate in Humanistic Counselling - Gestalt Centre
• MSc in Occupational Therapy – Hogeschool van Amsterdam
• BSc in Occupational Therapy – Brunel University

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
• European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
• Royal College of Occupational Therapists
• UK Health Care Professions Council

THE WAY I WORK

Helen’s coaching is underpinned by her occupational therapy training, the central tenet of which owes much to the ideas of humanism and pragmatism. Her approach is holistic, integrating person-centeredness with concepts taken from Gestalt Theory. As a coach, supervisor and therapist, clients describe her as reflective, with good analytical skills and a supportive non-directive approach.

“You have tremendous insight and the uncanny ability to always ask the 'right question'!”

"J'apprécie énormément votre écoute attentive"

THERAPY FOR

Career, Redundancy, Work related stress, Burnout, Expatriation, Return to work coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Presentationass/Public speaking

TYPES OF THERAPY

Coaching, Life Coaching, Career Coach, Occupational Therapy

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, French