• Meet the Members

Our Team

  • Balbir Chagger

    Balbir is a solution focused behaviour change and personal development specialist. She works with private therapy and coaching clients as well as soft skills training and performance coaching for private, statutory, and voluntary sectors. She offers counselling and Indian Head Massage for her local MS (multiple sclerosis) Group. She also runs her own NLP and personal development workshops.

    Specialties: NLP Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Life and Performance Coaching, Wellbeing, Soft Skills Training

    Two of her favourite quotes are:

    “It’s not what happens to you that matters, what matters is what you do with what has happened to you.’

    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

    Skills & Qualifications: NLP Practitioner and Trainer, Timeline Therapist, Professional Coach, Hypnotherapist, Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator, Motivational Interviewing Facilitator, Leadership & Management Trainer, Team Building, Soft Skills Trainer, Stress Management Trainer, DTTLS (Diploma in Teaching in LifeLong Learning Sector), Indian Head Massage Therapist.

    Location: Chesham, Bucks, UK

  • Anne Marshall

    Anne Marshall is a former Nurse Teacher, a practicing Clinical Hypnotherapist and Health Coach and author of The Health Factor – Coach Yourself To Better Health.

    Her mission is to help people release unhealthy levels of stress and return to optimal wellbeing as quickly and easily as possible.

    Drawing on her medical background Anne specialises in the management of stress related illnesses such as anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), insomnia and stress related weight gain.

    Her approach is both highly intuitive and rooted in the latest research from the fields of Medical Hypnosis, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Health Coaching and Positive Psychology.

    Specialities: Management of Stress Related Illness

    Location: Exeter, Devon, UK


  • Rhian Richards

    Rhian provides coaching to individual clients and business delegates as well as carrying out workshops and training sessions on anxiety and stress management for large organisations and managers. Rhian also coaches people who are determined to do something to change their lives and their situations. She helps individuals overcome and get their lives back on track. Rhian is skilled in establishing rapport and being able to build confident, trusting relationships with clients from the outset.

    Specialties: Lifecoaching and stress and Anxiety Management Training

    Location: West Wales and South Wales

  • Mohammed Abbas

    A competent certified Safety & OH practitioner based in Kuwait. Mohammed gained a diverse work experience after his graduation from the UK in 1995. Mohammed started his career as an environmentalist, naval officer, and lately H&S specialist in the oil sector.

    In 2010, he gained an MSC in OH&S&E from the University of Birmingham, where OH became an interesting topic, and one of those attractive topics were Occupational Stress. To fully utilize this topic in further advancement, Mohammed took a motivational speaker course, in order to start up his part time free lancing business in handling occupational stress and stress management. Currently, Mohammed  manages and runs short speeches in stress management, in both Arabic and English languages, and focuses on a specific part of the society, whom suffer from stress (young employees, and mums).

    Moreover, Mohammed is an accredited trainer in delivering NEBOSH programs, IOSH, IIRSM, and DDT ROSPA. Now, focusing to be well a recognized motivational speaker within the Gulf region in stress management.

    Specialities: Certified Motivational speaker in Safety & OH

    Location: Kuwait

  • Paula Ruane

    Paula Ruane works with busy professional women to increase their resilience during unwanted and unexpected events for sustained performance, balance and control.

    Today’s advanced scientific and technological knowledge make it possible to identify the connection between the past events, today’s pressures and the body’s physiology and health.

    When Paula’s husband, only 35 years at the time, had a heart bypass, she started looking at ways to prevent and deal with the physical as well as intellectual symptoms of stress – messages from the body – that are telling us all to take action.

    She has developed a unique 3-step programme producing rapid results for today’s hectic life. This is not talk-therapy, counselling or physio with no drugs and no side effects.  The cutting edge bio-feedback screens  identify and show where stress and injury are stored in the body as well as  the type of stress and provide remedial treatments at root cause.  Resilience tools are then taught to prepare the person for what lies ahead.

    Her speciality is equipping people through the times when they have poor sleep, can’t make good decisions, have various physical ailments, lack focus and generally feel under constant pressure, anxiety and overwhelmed. Divorce is one of the most stressful events any of us experience.

    She works across a wide range of City Institutions, Legal firms, Banks and employees, as well as private individuals. She also runs an very successful and popular experiential  day’s workshop complete with stress risk assessment for companies as well.

    Specialities: NES Provision, Matrix EFT, Heart math Accredited (TAO) NLP/Divorce Stress Specialist

  • Faye Blackwell

    Faye Blackwell is an experienced practitioner of 14 years based in Wells, Somerset. Faye is accredited by both the National Counselling Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society and a registrant on the Government’s Accredited Register scheme. She is an approved Therapist for both Anxiety UK and the Police Firearms Officers Association.

    Faye has worked in the ‘care’ industry both professionally and voluntarily since her late teens; most notably in the field of palliative care. After living and working in Greece as an English teacher for 6 years, she returned to England to study Counselling and Hypnotherapy, qualifying with distinction in both disciplines. Faye has a special interest in the use of hypnosis for pregnancy and childbirth having experienced it first-hand and completed an Advanced Diploma on the subject. Other specialist fields of interest are Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Bereavement, Internet Addiction, Food Addiction and working with young adults.

    Running a busy practice Faye also worked as a senior tutor and case study marker for the country’s largest training provider of counselling courses and supervises newly qualified therapists. She has spent the last few years researching and co-writing two web-based therapeutic programmes. A result of this spoke to National and International media on the subject. More recently, Faye qualified as a Family Mediator and also works on a voluntary basis for a local charity, as a mentor for children and young adults.

    Personal life experiences have made an impact on the work Faye does today; raising twins, experiencing illness as a teenager and bereavement made her all too aware of the everyday struggles, stresses and traumas many of us have to contend with at times. This is why Faye is practical and realistic in her approach and now brings compassion, empathy and creativity to the work she does.

    Faye uses a wide range of counselling approaches to provide integrative, client-led, bespoke therapy and constructs personal, tailor made therapy.

    Faye is respectful, patient and understanding. Not only will she try to see things from your perspective, but also encourage you to see from different perspectives, in order to help you work through and overcome the obstacles that prevent you from reaching your full potential. She believes in working with what you bring and who you are; acceptance, change and evolution are key to success; there is always a way.

    Specialities: Anxiety, Stress, Phobias, Grief, Depression

    Location: Wells, Somerset, UK

  • Maike Stolte


    Maike is a wellness & health expert, life coach and is the founder of her own boundary spanning therapist clinic that equips local and global minds to expand their potential via pragmatic, somatic coaching techniques taking you to the next level. Her work in Coaching & Bodywork focuses on mind-body connections, and offers solutions to anxiety, stress, work-life-balance and motivation.

    Death is inevitable, but wellbeing is a choice, and health is a human right!

    Though balance is a natural part of human existence, we don’t easily maintain it unless we exercise a strategy that keeps you safe from anxiety, stress, and improves work-life balance and motivation at work and in your personal life.

    Smart Energy Management = Top Performance

    Specialities: Work-Life Balance Solutions, Stress Management, Burnout Prevention Programs, Somatic Leadership Programs, Bodywork, specialises in English, German, Spanish and Catalan coaching.

    Training: Cti Co-active coach, London, certified by the ICF, ACC, NLP Practitioner, Talent Institut, Barcelona, The Art of Embodiment Coaching, London, Leadership Embodiment, London, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Barcelona

    Location: Spain- Barcelona

  • John Greenaway


    Skills and Qualifications: John is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, CBT Psychotherapist and NLP Practitioner.

    Specialities: Treatment and counselling for Stress, Anxiety and associated conditions, such as Depression, Insomnia , IBS etc.
    John also offers training courses for both employees and managers on how to recognize and deal with Stress in the workplace, as well as how to prevent Stress.

    Following a course in dealing with addictive behaviour, John offers Weight Control treatments as well as Hypno-Gastric Banding, a recognized effective way of helping those who are very overweight.

    Location: Newton Abbot, Bishopsteignton and Ashburton. Available to travel across the South West UK

  • Claire Gaudry

    Dr Claire Gaudry is an expert ‘brain shifter’.


    Claire transfers her deep understanding of the human brain in a simple toolkit. She designs and delivers leadership development programmes to help you and your teams master soft skills that are essential to leading your business to authentic success.


    Claire’s background includes almost a decade of academic research in medical biology. She is one of the first recipients of the HEduBT, a European Doctorate in Biotechonology awarded to PhD graduates for excellence in international research.


    Claire spent a further 10 years in brain based personal development as a speaker, a trainers trainer, a coach, a lead trainer while managing the business operations of 6 UK based training centers.


    She combined her different sets of expertise in the programmes she delivers as Brain Brilliance Consutling.


    Do not expect her to pass on the intricate mechanisms of neurobiology but rather the simple recipes that will help you engage your brain to generate results and solutions with ease and perspective.


    Her breath of experience and ‘clairity’ combine to make the complicated simple and accessible.


    Her style is very dynamic and engaging and she loves transferring energizing curiosity.