Helen Barnes

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MSc, SROT,

Career and Personal Development Coach

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

I have recently returned to the UK after ten years in Brussels working as an internal coach for the European Commission to take up a role as a Career Coach with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation.

I have experience in assessment of the work environment and the role of work for the individual, and a particular interest in supporting clients with burnout returning to the workplace.

Outcomes clients can expect to achieve when working with me are:
• Greater clarity, insight and awareness – change doesn’t always mean action
• Holistic, solution focused Action Plans to support any desired change (career or other)
• Resources to be able to self-coach

QUALIFICATIONS

I am an accredited coach at Senior Practitioner level with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
I hold an MSc and BSc in Occupational Therapy andPost Graduate Qualifications in Vocational Rehabilitation

THE WAY I WORK

My coaching is underpinned by my occupational therapy training, the central tenet of which owes much to the ideals of romanticism, pragmatism and humanism. My approach therefore is holistic, integrating person centeredness, with concepts taken from a variety of models and theories including; the solution focused approach, somatic coaching, Gestalt and cognitive behaviourism.

Clients describe me as reflective with good analytical skills and a supportive and non-directive approach. I have a calm reassuring presence, which offers space to think.

“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

TYPES OF THERAPY

Coaching, Life Coaching, Career Coach, Occupational Therapy

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, French