AbouT ME

My story

At 25, I felt trapped. The same patterns kept repeating but I lacked the awareness to help myself to break the cycle. In a bid to equip myself with the knowledge required to bring about change, I started a coaching diploma. The journey of discovery I underwent gave me the self-belief and bravery to then complete a degree in Psychology and Counselling and a Masters in Occupational Psychology. 

Through this process, I came to understand that the negative attitudes I held towards myself all stemmed from my childhood and external factors over which I had no control. Understanding why and how these situations had impacted me gave me the knowledge to change the way I viewed myself and move forward with my life.

I became disillusioned by the fact that, generally, people have to be experiencing severe dysfunction or to have undergone trauma of some kind before this knowledge of why and how certain things impact us is made available to them. I am a firm believer in sharing what I have learnt through my experience and training to equip others to understand why their lives are a certain way and enable them to move forward.

 ”I cannot recommend Lauretta highly enough.“

Former coaching client & surveyor

My qualifications

I am now a Coaching Psychologist specialising in personal development and stress management. I hold a BSc in Psychology and Counselling from Roehampton University and an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck University in London. I am a qualified bereavement counsellor and an accredited psychometric and personality practitioner.

I am currently undertaking a Doctorate of Profession Studies in Coaching at Middlesex University. Within this, I am researching the ‘Grey Space’ where the boundaries between therapy and coaching blur, and work with other coaches to support them to successfully navigate this space with their own clients.

 

I am also a Project 5 volunteer, offering solution-focused coaching to NHS staff as part of an early intervention strategy. You can find out more about the initiative below.


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