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Linda Dorrington

Consultant

Linda has a background in psychology and education, having worked for many years in teaching, senior leadership, Inclusion management, mentoring and coaching. Working in some challenging areas around Essex and London, she became aware of the high levels of stress and anxiety experienced by parents, staff and pupils.

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FULL INTRODUCTION

Linda has a background in psychology and education, having worked for many years in teaching, senior leadership, Inclusion management, mentoring and coaching.

Working in some challenging areas around Essex and London, she became aware of the high levels of stress and anxiety experienced by parents, staff and pupils which prompted her to do further training in coaching psychology followed by a counselling qualification.

This led to her working for various charities coaching senior and middle leadership leading to professional qualifications in leadership. She is also an ILM (Institute of Leadership &

Management) trainer in Coaching & Mentoring. Linda’s focus is around is around empowerment, well-being and managing change and stressful situations, helping people think positively about behaviour change as well as helping them work through and acknowledge past/present issues where necessary. Her belief is always that people hold within themselves the key to moving forward and her job is to facilitate them in finding this.

As well as her work in education, currently around training, coaching, mentoring, she works with 12-18 year olds (counselling & coaching) who are experiencing issues which hold them back from being their ‘best selves’. She also has a private practice counselling & coaching adults with a variety of issues.

She uses a variety of different techniques and approaches, including positive psychology, coaching psychology, mindfulness, body awareness and ‘self compassion’ to facilitate and promote wellness and a holistic way approach to life.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Qualified teacher

SEN specialist

Senior leader in education

Staff wellbeing and resilience

Coaching & Counselling

Positive Psychology/Education

ILM Trainer

PASSIONS AND INTERESTS

Linda is passionate about encouraging mental and physical well-being in people, strongly believes in the importance of Mind/Body connection and encouraging people to look at all aspects of their wellbeing, not just one area. Physical health, exercise, diet, emotional regulation, resilience are all important but also finding ways to support themselves in the best way possible, ie. walks in nature, connecting with others for support, relaxation, yoga, pilates, dance, sport…all ways to support a varied and fulfilling life.

Her interests include: Complimentary therapies; meditation, reading, dancing, hiking, cinema, theatre, live music, games.

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