Life is too short - live it well

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Personal Wellbeing Audits

Using a wellbeing measure to help you do more of what works and change what doesn't

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Therapeutic Coaching

A talking therapy to help you make positive changes in your life, along the counselling-coaching continuum

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Work-life balance

Supporting you to create a better balance between work and life

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An experienced and qualified counsellor, coach, mentor, wellbeing consultant and employee support trouble-shooter for over 25 years, Rick has published seven books on these subjects.

Rick draws on all his coaching skills to deliver three main services - Personal Wellbeing Audits, Therapoeutic Coaching and Work-Life Balance Coaching. He'll work with you to create a customized plan of action for you, all based on sound evidence and experience.

Rick trained as a Counsellor in the mid 1990's, initially in Georgia USA, then at Strathclyde University under Professor Dave Mearns. He was awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship for his MPhil on 'Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace'.

Rick then founded 'Edinburgh Coaching & Counselling' (ECC), headed up Person-Centred Therapy (PCT) Glasgow Ltd and become the Northern UK Counsellor for a global pharmaceutical company.

He was lured to the UK's largest employee assistance programme provider and specialised as Clinical Case Manager for most of the UK's rail operators, concentrating on trauma support. At ICAS, as well as privately, Rick provided post-trauma support after 9/11, the London Bombings and the Asian Tsunami.

In 2002, Rick became Deputy Chair of the Association for Counselling at Work and the specialist journal editor for 'Counselling at Work', a post he held for 9 years. He joined the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) in 2008 as their Lead Advisor: Workplace as an advocate, advisor and ambassador for talking therapies in the workplace, for practitioners, business and the UK government.

Latterly, Rick was Head of Service for the University of Aberdeen Counselling Service, which provided support to the student and staff community of just under 20,000 from around 130 nationalities. During his tenure, his service was short-listed for the Principal's Award for Excellence. On leaving the University, he was awarded Honorary status.

Rick is currently editor of the internationally-recognised University & College Counselling journal and continues to provide media commentary, interviews, training and consultancy around the world.

A 20 minute narrated summary of Rick's best-selling book, 'Get a Life! Creating a successful work-life balance'
  • Alford, Scotland, AB33 8DJ, United Kingdom

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