DEEP WORK WITH YOU AT THE HEART OF IT
Clarity, insight, alignment, empowerment, expansion, self-awareness… these are some of the things you might get or want from sessions.
But the guiding light for how we get there is you.
You may prefer to explore through conversation, and so might find a coaching or supervision approach a good fit.
Perhaps you’re curious about or experienced in energy work, or have heard from a friend about what I playfully call ‘magic sessions’.
Or you may be drawn to something visceral, in-person, experiential, with the option to walk in nature and hear the birds, or explore ideas and yourself in creative ways using music and art for example.
Or maybe a dance between all of the above as determined by topic or mood?
Whatever your preference, there will always be depth, presence, connection, holding, and zero judgement, with you and what you want to get from the work at the centre.
Below are some more words on coaching, supervision, and energy work, and on some specialities of mine as a practitioner (regardless of the modality in use).
You might already be clear on how you'd like to work. But if not, just to reassure you, you don’t have to know before we have a discovery call, or even before we start working together. With some conscious conversation, attunement, and regular check-ins on how we're doing - we'll find what works best for you. And most of the time, it just seems to emerge in a beautiful, natural, organic way, becoming a unique blend that meets you where you are, as you are. And the exciting thing is, the 'how' can evolve as you evolve!
COACHING: A POWERFUL CHANGE PROCESS
At the heart of coaching is the belief that you have untold wisdom and creative genius inside you that - given the right conditions - can blossom and transform you and your life.
In coach mode I don't tell or advise. Fully focused on you, I listen, collaborate, and help you release the solutions, epiphanies and pathways you already have hidden inside you.
Anyone can call themselves a coach, so it can be reassuring for some to work with a coach who is trained and certified. The ICF (International Coach Federation) is the world's largest and best-known "Gold Standard" for coaching certification. I am ICF certified at PCC level (achieved with rigorous assessment and over 500 coaching hours).
A SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR LIFE AS A HAPPY, COMPETENT PRACTITIONER
In a way supervision contains coaching within it, in that it facilitates your self-awareness, learning and insight through listening, reflection, powerful questions and more. However supervision focuses specifically around your professional practice, your client work, and you as a practitioner. As such it has some added dimensions to support your:
Well-being (express & decompress - put your own oxygen mask on before helping others!)
Skill development (eg your CPD plans and goals)
Casework (help with challenging clients!)
Developing your approach to ethics and industry norms
Supervision is NOT big brother watching, or someone policing your work and style. It's a safe supportive space to help you thrive as the practitioner you want to be.
I have a Diploma in Supervision from the International Centre for Coaching Supervision, certified by the ICF as well as the AC and EMCC. I've also trained hundreds of coaches in my work as a trainer for the UK's #1 coaching school Animas Centre for Coaching, where I also ran 6-month Coaching Supervision Programmes.
ENERGY WORK (AKA 'MAGIC SESSIONS')
At their core, 'magic sessions are a unique type of energy work that allows your ‘system’ (mind, body, spirit) to work with me at a depth beyond what conventional coaching, conversation or the mind can access. This energy aspect combined with an incredibly deep and loving space for darkness and shadow - all with a strong connection to spirt - makes magical things possible, including:
Tuning into your feelings and inner world in super-detail and reflecting that back to you (which can help you gain richer and more vivid self-awareness of what's going on for you, and leave you feeling profoundly seen and understood).
Bringing unconscious information to light, that which you can sense but can’t quite reach or unlock yourself eg patterns, blind spots, hidden aspects.
Following the guidance of your unique brand of magic/energy work to eg bring it more online or tune it up
'Rewiring' or liberating thinking patterns at an energetic level
Clearing stale, stuck or toxic energy
Igniting your presence and evolving your connection to spirit
Tuning into your work projects to help channel their manifestation
Connecting you to... you!
My attunement to energy has been refined across the years (I believe) through a cumulative combination of being a musician, spending significant time in nature, training with leading Tantra and Conscious Kink practitioners, doing specific energy-work courses and attunements including Vortex and Metatronics... and more. None of these experiences or trainings are what I do exactly, but it has all tuned me up so I can do what I do!
Bigness: You are never 'too much' here. I am very experienced at holding big energies, whether that's big personalities, big dreams, powerful practitioners, or powerful emotions like elation, anger or grief.
Tears are welcome: You are warmly invited to bring all of your feelings and emotions to our sessions. No holding back required. Oftentimes part of moving forward involves a release of emotions that may be blocking the road ahead, or that just need a safe space to be acknowledged and honoured.
Spirit: Your spiritual nature and inclinations will feel very at home. As I like to say with a smile – “I speak woo” : )
Shadow exploration and deep acceptance: Any parts of you that you keep hidden will find love and acceptance in our sessions. I have come to love, accept and even see the value in my dark side. As my dark side grows, so too does my heart. As Carl Jung says, you can’t truly accept someone else until you have accepted yourself.
Sex-positive and kink-friendly: All genders, sexual preferences and orientations are welcome here. This is a safe space to bring all of who you are. I have many years of personal and professional exploration and experience in this area.
Creativity: As a musician/songwriter who needs music like most people need air, I welcome artists and creative lunatics of all kinds : )
MORE ABOUT SUPERVISION
As a supervisor I support you to create the best outcomes you can for your clients, whilst enjoying a fulfilling, emotionally sustainable and professional grade practice that is uniquely yours.
HOW CAN SUPERVISION HELP ME?
Supervision can help you:
As a person:
In coaching – you are your instrument. Your clients get the best from you when you’re tuned up, unencumbered, and able to give them your full presence without being entangled in your own stuff. Sessions aside, you have the right to enjoy life as a happy, positive and confident coach. In support of that, Supervision gives you the space to:
Process and release emotions built up through practice - express and decompress
Work through anything that’s blocking your coaching flow
Celebrate and appreciate your coaching wins, strengths, and unique flavour of awesome
As a coach:
Develop your unique coaching style
Expand your coaching toolkit and theoretical knowledge
Get support with challenging clients and find new ways forward
As an industry professional:
Maintain professional standards
Tackle ethical 'dilemmas' and develop your ethical maturity
Develop your approach to contracting
Health Practitioner, Director
"Todd has a rare gift as a coach. He is able to create a space in which everything is welcome, even the dark grubby stuff we often try to hide from ourselves and the outside world.
He asked me insightful questions that allowed a process of unfolding and transformative realisation in me. I’ve never met a coach that is able to bring such a lightness and depth at the same time.
I recommend Todd wholeheartedly".