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Helen Barnes

Helen Barnes – Coach and Occupational Therapist

I am a skilled and compassionate coach, coach supervisor and occupational therapist whose work is grounded in academic rigour and experience. I have a deep curiosity and intuition about people, and believe 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.  I have a particular interest in the relational aspect of being and how we might hold ourselves in patterns that are…

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Polly Brennan - Occupational Therapist and Coach

Polly Brennan – Occupational Therapist and Coach

My name is Polly Brennan from Adventurous Coaching. I believe that life is just too short to put off experiencing health, happiness and fulfilment in the workplace. To what extent are you achieving this at the moment? 23 years of experience as an occupational therapist in mental health services has prepared me well for mental health and wellbeing coaching. With a niche in vocational recovery, I have always had a passion for enabling people to build their resilience in order…

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Coach and Independent Occupational Therapist

Lorraine Western, Coach and Independent Occupational Therapist

I specialise in enabling healthcare professionals to flourish in work that fits well with their values and priorities. With 29 years’ professional experience in diverse roles in the NHS, Social Services, the charitable and private sectors as well as independent practice I understand the benefits and pressures of working in the public sector in challenging circumstances, as well as what it takes to transfer professional skills to a non-clinical environment. I ran successful sole trader business for 12 years, and…

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Catherine Hurley- Occupational Therapist and Coach

I am interested in coaching Occupational Therapists who may be going through life changes e.g. transition or retirement, newly qualified Therapists who are finding their way in the profession, or Therapists considering a career change. Coaching has been identified as a core enablement skill of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapists have begun to embrace the use of coaching as a therapeutic tool in their practice. I am interested in investing in a partner relationship which invests in accountability, challenges and assists…

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Lynne Goodacre

Lynne Goodacre, Occupational Therapist and Coach

I have had a fairly non-traditional career trajectory over the last 30 years working in the NHS, a user led voluntary organisation, academia and now independent practice. I love working across boundaries and am energised by personal growth and development. I undertook my PhD while working full time and understand the challenges of combining work, study and family life. I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and focus my practice on supporting women in their personal development. I offer coaching…

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Kate Sheehan

Kate Sheehan, Director and Occupational Therapist

I am a well-respected Occupational Therapist, with 30 years of clinical experience and the Director of The OT Service, which provides  bespoke housing and equipment interventions Occupational Therapy services to case managers and we provide consultancy services to companies both within and outside the disability sector. I am passionate about promoting and supporting our profession and offer both clinical and business support to individuals and local authorities, I have always been a bit of a maverick and believe that sometimes shaking the system…

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occupational therapist and coach

Roz Smithson, Occupational Therapist & Coach

I have about 30 years of experience working as an occupational therapist and / or manager and in 2006 I completed my post graduate Diploma in Performance Coaching. Subsequently I have worked as a coach with people from a range of occupations and organisations. I believe that people have the resources within themselves to create successful and lasting solutions. At certain points in their lives people can benefit from working with a coach who supports, challenges and enables them to…

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Occupational Therapist

Linda Agnew, Occupational Therapist & Coach

With over 35 years’ experience as an occupational therapist, Linda has been a clinician, operational manager, occupational therapy lead and director for AHPs. She has developed, supported, led and managed teams of allied health professionals, nurses and acute hospital staff as well as teams in strategy and development, communications and marketing, patient and public experience, human resources and staff and partner engagement. Within the NHS she developed and implemented an in-house charity to provide social return to local community groups…

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