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Coaching is about change and action. The aim is to create the conditions in yourself and your life that allow positive change to occur. We may start with working out what patterns, beliefs or relationship dynamics may be holding you from reaching your full potential. The core purpose of coaching is to increase self-awareness, to make choices explicit, and to close the gap between potential and how things are currently. While psychotherapy is typically reparative in nature, coaching has a developmental focus. 

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I recently partnered with Shell Energy. A series of small scale workshops were held with thirty of Shell Energy's most senior leaders, to enhance emotional intelligence. 

Through two different exercises, we focused on developing the qualities of self-awareness, empathy, ability to show vulnerability and and hold it in others, listening and receptivity. We also looked at the drivers and motivating factors associated with each individual’s job satisfaction.

The purpose of this was to enhance their leadership skills, and ensure they had the right tools to help navigate a series of significant changes to the organisation.


"Katherine operates as an extension of our team, and is a trusted partner of the organisation. She's in a unique position too - as a trained Psychotherapist with a corporate background, she understands the business, and is in a position to offer us adhoc consultancy in areas related to the people strategy. I'd recommend Katherine's services to any business wishing to work with a dynamic, empathic, trustworthy and effective practitioner, who is trained and qualified to work flexibly on a variety of different subject matter."

- Quang Tran - Chief People Officer, Shell Energy Retail.

What is the difference between psychotherapy and coaching?

Psychotherapy is a long term and highly effective method of developing your own self-awareness, and improving your emotional responses to situations in order to enhance your relationship with yourself, and those around you. 

We work at depth, and on a weekly basis, and mainly with your limbic system (or 'emotional brain') to explore the different parts of your psyche that make up your character  - your drivers and motivators, qualities as well as areas of difficulty, lived experience as well as past experiences that have strengthened your psychological defences. 

Working in this way can induce a feeling of deep vulnerability, and that is why we partner together on a weekly basis, and why it takes time for the process to unfold. But providing you have the all right ingredients - partnering with the right therapist that you feel safe with and can trust, a high degree of willingness and an open mind - you will see fantastic results that will revolutionise your life over time.

Coaching on the other hand, is a highly effective method of helping you find the right solutions to challenges and opportunities that come your way. However, we don't work at the same depth as in Psychotherapy, working instead mainly with the 'ego' as the outward facing part of your personality. 

With coaching, you are not likely to feel so vulnerable, and we typically don't work extensively with your past traumas or difficult experiences, although we may acknowledge them as part of your lived experience, which everyone has to some extent. For this reason, we don't need to work weekly, and you will see results by partnering with me on what is typically a monthly basis.

As a multi-skilled practitioner, I can offer a hybrid approach, so we work with whatever you feel you need to bring, and no area is outside of my experience or practice. We will define the right way of working for what your needs, in our initial conversations before the work begins.


Whether you are an individual looking for coaching, or a business looking for team building and in-house wellbeing support and talks, please read on to learn more about what I can do for you. It takes commitment and bravery, and a good deal of curiosity for individuals and organisations alike to embark on a journey of self-exploration and transformation in order to improve quality of life, and harness their potential, and this is the basis on which I founded my company, Curious&Brave.

Pricing and brochures available on request.

Executive and Leadership Coaching

Need help to achieve your goals in life? I offer a variety of coaching services to help you move past the obstacles in your life and help you identify your personal values, strengths, and abilities in support of your goals. I cater to each of my client’s personal needs in order to unlock their full potential. I use an array of communication skills to provide coaching services that give you the tools for success.

Working with Organisations

In the corporate space, I help teams develop and operate more cohesively through 1:1 work, as well as workshops and team exercises. I work with organisations in a variety of ways, from helping to reintegrate teams back to the workplace post pandemic, to giving talks around a variety of subjects designed to develop emotional intelligence, build resilience, confidence and self-awareness.


For Personal and Professional Empowerment

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