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Hello, I'm Rebecca

I’m a ‘slow’ coach - quiet, insightful, and empathetic. I will listen to you carefully and thoughtfully.  I’m also pragmatic (taking a solutions-based approach), so will get you doing things differently soon.  As an over-thinker myself, I recognise the importance of identifying practical actions (as well as thinking things through) - this can be nerve-wracking, but is also very revealing, and really helps change thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

In my varied career to date, I've worked in careers guidance, continuing professional development, and academia (as a researcher and a lecturer).  I started out as a care assistant, and then a mental health support worker (in my hometown of Bradford, and then nearby Leeds). Throughout it all, I’ve been interested in coaching and counselling, and I completed my training with Barefoot Coaching in 2018. I also have a Postgraduate Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching (from Chester University), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (from Oxford University).

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