ANDREW PATERSON

Andrew works as an integrative counsellor psychotherapist and organization psychologist. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, an MA in Management Learning and an MA in Clinical Counselling. He is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, British Psychological Society and a chartered member of the Institute for Personnel and Development. He has run an organization consultancy for over twenty years. Previously he was in senior management roles in Training and Development and Organization Development.

Person-centredness is at the core of Andrew’s practice. He has a strong interest in workplace psychology and has researched organisational culture and behaviour. He works with leaders to create positive working environments and has a passion to co-create the kinds of cultures that people want to work in. 

He is keen to support people who are at odds with their workplace, find themselves at key career transition points and or are seeking developmental solutions to work challenges or therapeutic support for themselves. This includes in particular various approaches to relational and team development.

Leana Hughes

Leana is a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with many years of experience working in clinical, educational and private sector settings. ​

Her experience enables her scope to work with a breadth of issues with adults. She is a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and works according to the standards and ethics set by the Association. She holds a BSc (Hons) Psychology and an MA Clinical Counselling.  

Leana works in a highly person-centred way and calls on her strong education and training background from the wider psychology and education field to support people. This includes Transactional Analysis, CBT and trauma focused methods. She likes to work creatively. Helping people to understand and modify body-mind connection responses is fundamental to her work.

She values highly her work in supporting the learning and development of others as well as her own continued development. Leana brings a highly professional approach to the workplace.

Andy Howie

Andy’s personal work philosophy is to ensure that the person inside the professional role is recognised and ‘worked with’ in holistic development. His experience is that this is crucial to successful and enjoyable learning, change and development.          

Andy has national reputation for creating collaborative learning environments. Also he is known for being a coach and mentor to people in organizations who set up sustainable learning and development interventions and programmes. He brings a calming influence and is known amongst clients for his integrity and encouragement of people.

Andy is passionate about coaching. He is the coach’s coach. He has been involved in coaching and learning for over forty years. Andy trained initially as a teacher – a first degree in sports science gave him a fundamental understanding of the psychological and physiological factors of development and performance. He is a firm believer in lifelong learning and holds a Master’s degree in Personal, Professional and Organizational Development.

Ella Speirs​

Ella has been leading groups and teams in their development for over fifteen years in a variety of settings. Her passion is facilitating the learning and development of individuals in collective situations. This may be within or across organizations.  

Ella has reputation for creating safe and friendly environments where people can discover and express their talents and enjoy doing so.

It is important to Ella that all settings are encouraging. Her experience is that where people are kind to each other, they are free to learn.

She is passionate about the pursuit of individual wellbeing using models where people work together to create harmony from several apparently discordant positions – she is a team builder.

Ella has paid attention to her own learning and development throughout her career.

She trained to facilitate and teach in order to share the practices that have supported her own development through many challenging life events. She brings a strong and supportive presence to her work along with her compassion and a good measure of humour.