Hi, I’m Lauretta
I am a coaching psychologist, working with individuals and organisations around the world to equip them to move towards a better quality of life where they can flourish and thrive!
I hold a BSc in Counselling and Psychology, a Masters in Organisational Psychology and multiple coaching qualifications – including bereavement counselling and trauma-informed coaching. I am also an accredited psychometric and personality practitioner.
Currently undertaking a Doctorate, developing the concept of the ‘Grey Space’ – the area where boundaries between therapy and coaching blur.
My approach is an evidence-based approach with a focus on stress management and resilience. Drawing knowledge from a background of counselling, coaching and organisational psychology.
How & Why I became a Coaching Psychologist
At 25, I felt trapped. The same patterns kept repeating but I lacked the awareness to help myself to break the cycle. In a bid to equip myself with the knowledge required to bring about change, I started a coaching diploma. The journey of discovery I underwent gave me the self-belief and bravery to then complete a degree in Psychology and Counselling and a Masters in Occupational Psychology.
Through this process, I came to understand that the negative attitudes I held towards myself all stemmed from my childhood and external factors over which I had no control. Understanding why and how these situations had impacted me gave me the knowledge to change the way I viewed myself and move forward with my life.
I became disillusioned by the fact that, generally, people have to be experiencing severe dysfunction or to have undergone trauma of some kind before this knowledge of why and how certain things impact us is made available to them. I am a firm believer in sharing what I have learnt through my experience and training to equip others to understand why their lives are a certain way and enable them to move forward.