Team Members

Lisa Boyd

Founder and CEO

Sarah Turner

Business Psychologist and Coach

Linda Sykes

Executive Coach and Trainer

Gail Lineham

Leadership Development Coach

Heather Pashley

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Mandy Papas

Mindfulness Coach

Julia Petherbridge

Organisational Development practitioner

Heather Pashley

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Heather`s background as a business change management and performance improvement consultant involved her working with and coaching senior management teams often in very challenging and stressful environments. Her interest in the human aspects of these changes grew and she studied human and developmental psychology before formally retraining and qualifying as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

Heather now works for the NHS and in private practice, where she retains a particular interest in working with people in professional roles who struggle to maintain their mental wellbeing. Often the very qualities which make someone successful in business can be problematic in their personal lives, leading to a sense of internal conflict and unease. Conversely, a person’s unconsciously held beliefs about themselves may hold them back from performing at their best. Bringing these issues into awareness through psychotherapeutic work is often transformational.

Integrating a range of methods, including Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Heather works with individuals to explore and change established patterns of behaviour and communication which may no longer be appropriate or effective. By gaining deeper insight into their own processes, her clients are empowered to make changes which are sustainable long after therapy has ended.

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Stress & burnout
  • Motivation and performance improvement
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Adapting to change

 

Education

  • BA (Hons) Jurispridence, University of Oxford
  • MBA Cranfield School of Management
  • fDA Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis

 
Professional Affiliation

  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy