Edna’s broad business and life experiences and diverse training and
knowledge, provide a unique combination of skills and experience. She
has over 25 years international business experience gained in
Management, Sales, Marketing and Consulting prior to moving into the
area of human behavioural change as a Coach and Psychotherapist. Her
varied and rich experiences have evolved from working in a variety of
business areas: IT, People Leadership, Education, Sales & Marketing,
Recruitment, Consulting , Property Development and Career Transition
Bringing authenticity and integrity to her work, she now offers her
services in both business and therapeutic arenas in areas such as
Leadership Development, Effective Communication, Team Coaching, Managing
Loss and Change, Life and Career Transitions, Supervision and
Education, Anxiety and Stress Management and Conflict Resolution.
Edna was born in Scotland and now lives in Sydney running her own business wearing three distinct hats:
Extensive range of sales, business, management and psychotherapeutic certifications
ICC (International Coaching Council)
ICF (International Coaching Federation)
CM PACFA (Psychotherapist & Counselling Federation of Australia) reg no: 20626
M CAPA, NSW (Counsellors & Psychotherapist Assoc.)
A Bit About Me and How I Work
As a Coach and Psychotherapist in Sydney, Australia, I work with individuals, couples, groups and families both in my private practice and as a service provider to a variety of different organisations. I wear 3 distinct hats, as a Coaching Psychotherapist, as a Supervisor and Counsellor/Psychotherapist and as a Group Facilitator.
As an Executive Coach and Psychotherapist I work with Executives either contracted by their organisation or by them individually to facilitate development toward identified outcomes and goals or through career and life transition.
As a Supervisor, Psychotherapist and Counsellor I have my own private practice and am also engaged in several different areas within the therapeutic profession that help to fuel an area I am 'passionate' about – that of family systems and group work.
As a group facilitator I am involved in several diverse areas. The education of family groups in the midst of dealing with a range of issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviours and are usually struggling with healthy relating. Private groups focusing on personal growth and change through healing from the impact of family of origin & interpersonal communication issues, and lastly, with groups with students engaged in and learning to become counsellors.
My therapeutic approach is holistic and integrated, and I use several techniques to assist understanding of what may unconsciously drive us in life, or what our body can tell us about ourselves which can facilitate energy unblocking and increased personal awareness. These may be introduced easily in session as and if required, such as Hypnotherapy, Creative Visualisation, Focusing, Sandplay therapy, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or Emotional Muscle Testing.
My private practice clients come to me for a broad range of issues such as Anxiety, negotiating Transitions in career, relationships or family, Addiction, to work with Grief and Loss, or to deal with Sexual or Physical Abuse and Trauma, Parenting or Family Issues
The human spirit is what really inspires me - I have immense belief in what it is able to withstand and its resilience and then to further be able to achieve when supported with faith, love and unconditional positive regard, which is always my aim to provide in session.
I feel totally blessed to see courage in action almost daily in my work as I see clients from all walks of life, embrace their fears and experience greater insight and understanding.
Whether you desire coaching to achieve greater satisfaction and outcomes in your career, or are in emotional or physical pain within your personal, family or business life, or are feeling confused, anxious or 'down', I will support you and work with you to help you gain more awareness and understanding of what is happening for you at this time – and toward achieving the changes you desire.
Once aware of behaviours, beliefs or patterns that may block or stop us in achieving what it is that we wish to achieve, then education, skills development and experiential learning is an essential component of change to move forward. This is the value of integrating coaching and therapy.
Aside from my coaching and therapeutic skills expertise, my background incorporates management, consulting and sales in small to large organisations across a range of industries such as IT, Training, Recruitment and Property Development.
I was born in Scotland and have managed many of my own personal transitions in life, having lived and worked in North America, UK, Europe and Australia.
I love living in Sydney's Northern Beaches with my husband, and enjoy being a parent/mentor to our adult children - a young man-son and two beautiful step-daughters, and to now watch a new generation emerge in our grandchildren – oh, and to receive daily unconditional love from our two dogs, the West Highland Terrors (Terriers!), the bro's Toby and Tally.
Between them all, they remind me daily of what's important are consistently my life teachers!