Why get coaching? ▼
The British Higher School of Art and Design (BHSAD) is a partner of the University of Hertfordshire (UH) running six validated BA (Hons) programmes. Upon successful completion of studies BHSAD students are eligible to receive academic awards issued by the University of Hertfordshire and identical to those provided for UH graduates. Our students can transfer freely to UH and return back for any semester during their studies.
Confidence
From feeling overwhelmed in social settings and daunted at the prospect of needing to meet new people, to a sense of calm and feeling a quiet confidence.

"It was a confusing time of addressing what I wanted to do with my life, whether I was making the right choices, how to be a confident and outgoing individual again...
Read full interview with Lauren Burrows ↓
Career
Job in a day
Tina (changed name) came to me because she wanted to get better at showcasing her strengths at job interviews. She had been searching for a new job for several months and was beginning to feel she needed to bring something new into the mix to ensure success.

During our coaching session, Tina revealed that she tended to feel flustered at interviews, which made her sound nervous and mousey. She really wished she could feel peaceful confidence instead, so her abilities could shine through.

We worked on how she could feel more grounded, using a combination of coaching, Psychosynthesis psychology and Taoist visualisation techniques. She left with a strong sense of spaciousness and peace within.

Things moved very quickly after that: in half an hour, Tina texted me to say she'd been invited to an interview for the next day, for the job she wanted the most among those she'd recently applied for.

The next day at lunchtime, another text from Tina: 'I've got the job! This is amazing! From nowhere to a job in less than 24 hours! Wow! Thanks!'
Couples
Marriage out of troubled waters
Marion and Jack (names changed) called me because their marriage was in trouble and they were determined to find a way to stay together.

Their love for each other had not been extinguished, but the cracks in the relationship were serious.

I set up a special format for their sessions, to guide our joint conversations beyond the habitual patterns that had kept them trapped.

We began to uncover some of the 'underwater currents' that had been causing the cracks they'd worked so hard to cope with. Instead of coping with the cracks, we were able to divert the flow of how they functioned together into more productive patterns.

Sometime around our fifth session, Marion said something that signalled to me that the marriage was no longer in distress. We'd discussed how they would explain going out to the coaching sessions to their 13-year-old son. At first, when I suggested they could say they were taking care of the marriage, Marion had bristled. My phrasing was out of sync with how she was feeling: upset and betrayed, not at all in the frame of mind to 'tend the relationship'. She spoke of how it was rather in need of rescuing, not tending, and how her husband needed to sort out how he went about it. Five sessions later, when the topic of telling their son came up again, Marion spoke with surprise how the same phrase of 'taking care of their relationship' suddenly made sense. To me, it was an indication that the 'rescue' had been successful, and we were now in the much calmer territory of building up a new shape for their relationship for the future.
Is this right for me?
I welcome you as a client to my practice. Many people are unfamiliar with this type of work and have many more questions than can be answered here. I provide a 30 minute complimentary consultation when we can talk about your needs and when you can get an overview of a personalised coaching plan.

Please get in touch via email, Facebook messenger, or just call me to schedule your discovery call.


PRACTICAL
WHERE can coaching session/s take place?
All of your sessions can be conducted in person or virtually over video conferencing (Skype, Zoom etc.) or telephone.

In-person coaching sessions can take place

  • at my practice in central Brighton
  • at your home if within travelling distance from Brighton (charges for travel time & costs would be billed separately)
  • at your workplace (charges for travel time & costs would be billed separately)

Coaching over phone or video works amazingly well, even without an initial in-person meeting.

Read full interview with Lauren Burrows ↓
WHEN could my coaching session/s take place?
My core practice hours are weekdays (Monday - Friday) 9am to 6pm.

Coaching sessions are available during weekday evenings and week-ends, by arrangement.
HOW OFTEN would my sessions be?
Typically, I speak with clients either weekly or fortnightly.

The frequency is up to you. How fast do you want to go?

If you're going through an intense period or handling a fast-paced transition, weekly sessions would fit the bill better.

If you're shifting something more long-term, and prefer to have time to absorb the impact of each conversation, fortnightly might suit you.

Other patterns are also possible, e.g. an immersion day together.
HOW MUCH do you charge?
The packages I offer are designed to serve you.

The range of packages reflects the size of undertaking you're aiming to tackle.

Check pricing for One-to-One coaching →
About COACHING
How is coaching different from therapy/counselling?
The primary goal in undertaking therapy/counselling is for you, the client, to feel better.

With coaching, there is a focus on some othertangible goal/s that you are pursuing. That might be enhancing your leadership skills, identifying your career direction, supporting you in acquiring new skills towards a promotion, building up your confidence in social settings, creating more enjoyable personal relationships, etc.

Coaches also tend to work with clients for a defined period of time, so you can expect to sign up to work with a coach for six sessions or three months, rather than open-ended, as it common for therapy/counselling.

Some coaches also use insights and training from the practical psychology/counselling domain, to enhance their ability to help you, the client, achieve and accomplish.

I specialise in Psychosynthesis psychology.
Read full interview with Lauren Burrows ↓
Do you use any specific coaching methodologies
I work with a number of coaching methodologies, most commonly something called GROW.

GROW is a popular coaching methodology. The title is a mnemonic, which decodes like this:

Goals (where you want to be headed)
Reality (where you're currently at)
Options / Obstacles (for your path ahead)
Will - which path you will choose for your journey

In our work together, I help you map out and triangulate the 'territory' you're travelling, making the path ahead much clearer.

I also draw on a portfolio of other approaches from coaching and practical psychology, because there is no one answer to everything.

I use Psychosynthesis psychology to complement the coaching techniques.
Read full interview with Lauren Burrows ↓
Couples
Marriage out of troubled waters
Marion and Jack (names changed) called me because their marriage was in trouble and they were determined to find a way to stay together.

Their love for each other had not been extinguished, but the cracks in the relationship were serious.

I set up a special format for their sessions, to guide our joint conversations beyond the habitual patterns that had kept them trapped.

We began to uncover some of the 'underwater currents' that had been causing the cracks they'd worked so hard to cope with. Instead of coping with the cracks, we were able to divert the flow of how they functioned together into more productive patterns.

Sometime around our fifth session, Marion said something that signalled to me that the marriage was no longer in distress. We'd discussed how they would explain going out to the coaching sessions to their 13-year-old son. At first, when I suggested they could say they were taking care of the marriage, Marion had bristled. My phrasing was out of sync with how she was feeling: upset and betrayed, not at all in the frame of mind to 'tend the relationship'. She spoke of how it was rather in need of rescuing, not tending, and how her husband needed to sort out how he went about it. Five sessions later, when the topic of telling their son came up again, Marion spoke with surprise how the same phrase of 'taking care of their relationship' suddenly made sense. To me, it was an indication that the 'rescue' had been successful, and we were now in the much calmer territory of building up a new shape for their relationship for the future.
About PSYCHOSYNTHESIS
Is Psychosynthesis similar to analysis?
Synthesis is complementary to analysis.

Analysis takes something apart to looks at its constituent parts. This can be helpful for understanding and upgrading each element separately.

Synthesis puts the elements together and gets them to integrate, harmonise, so that you can move forward in a whole-hearted way.

You've heard the expression 'the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing'. This is an apt description for how we sometimes function inside, as well.Think of any complicated decision you're trying to make: one bit of you favours going one way, and another bit of you would rather go a different way. However much you try to argue it out, reaching agreement is often far from obvious. This is where the powerful approach of Psychosynthesis can really help.

Find out more about Psychosynthesis →
Areas of practices
We provide companies and institutions with legal service for business and private clients
Financе relationship management
This service includes:
  • corporate finance
  • regulatory issues and compliance
  • bonds
  • derivatives
  • offering and listing of securities
  • UCITs and non-UCITs funds
  • financial restructuring
  • project finance
Corporate and commercial
This service includes:
  • choice of corporate form
  • start-up companies
  • corporate governance
  • corporate ownership and management
  • shareholder agreements
  • reorganizations
  • joint ventures
  • drafting shareholder agreements
  • legal expertise of commercial agreements
Insurance and torts
Our work in this practice area includes:
  • litigation
  • research and legal opinions
  • peaceful settlements
Taxes
Our work in this practice area includes:
  • tax structures
  • VAT
  • customs and excise duties
  • transfer pricing
  • double taxation treaties
  • capital controls
  • cross-border tax issues
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Is this right for me?
A:
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