Hi, my name is Emma.
If you want more self-worth I can help you reach your potential.
I help women who are going through changes in their work situation to align their work and efforts with their values.
I have chosen to work in career changes and changes to work situations because it’s something I have had a lot of personal experience in. I know how stressful and demotivating it is to be displaced, going through redundancy and treading water in the disorientating redeployment pool in the fading hope of getting anywhere. I also know what it feels like to be starting somewhere new and unfamiliar and to put loads of pressure on yourself to perform and prove your worth because you want to be accepted and for everything to go well and smoothly after having a rough time.
I want to be able to offer others the kind of help and support I could have done with at these points.
Much like 'Hannibal' from the A-Team I love it when a plan comes together! I get a warm, fuzzy feeling when I see my client’s mindset change and their situation turn around when they step into their personal power. I become a massive fan of my clients - they inspire me because I get to see them do great things.
Do you like the sound of working with me?
My core approach is ‘humanistic-existential’, which is similar to ‘client-centred’ and basically means that you are the expert on you and there are particular life challenges that we all face. You are capable of great things. Sometimes it can be helpful to get clear on the things that are important to you and make sure these things feature in your life, to help you find your purpose and bring you joy.
The anxiety you feel is a part of life is probably better described as heightened emotion, because whether you’re really bouncing-about excited or on-edge anxious, our bodies respond in the same way, all that is different is the meaning we give the situation.
I then added Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, better known as CBT, which is particularly good for getting past those unhelpful thoughts and beliefs and habits that once upon a time served you brilliantly, or you just accepted them, but right now they just hinder you instead and make you feel bad, sad and grrrrr mad.
These two approaches look really odd together and that’s because one works mainly on the cause and one works mainly on the effect. To bridge these I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, also known as ACT. It’s about slowing down your thoughts, being in the now and not giving those unhelpful thoughts energy by pushing against them or trying to avoid them some other way. It's also about meaning and living your purpose.
Does this sound like it can work for you?