Find your tribe

Finding your tribe

Building supportive relationships Have you ever felt like you need more? More friends, more support, more knowledge, and more time. Are you searching for a supportive group of people who share your interests, values, and passions? You’re not alone. Finding your tribe – a community of like-minded individuals who support and inspire you – is…

Visualising a Bright Future

Visualising a Bright Future

Visualising a bright future is the essential first step in building your business. Let’s be honest – starting your own business can be a daunting task. You’ll need a growth mindset, confidence, and a detailed business plan. Visualise yourself in practice, achieving your goals. How does it feel? What does it look like? Optimism is…

Facing your fears

Facing your fears – building inner strength

Facing your fears can be one of the most challenging things you will ever do. But it’s also one of the most rewarding. When you conquer your fears, you gain confidence and strength. You open yourself up to new opportunities and experiences. You’ll discover your inner strength when you face what scares you most. When…

Being Visible

Being Visible

Being visible doesn’t always come naturally. You’re an excellent counsellor. As part of a collaborative relationship with your clients, you nurture and create lasting transformations. I heard some counsellors describe themselves as being introverts.  Shyness may keep you hidden from the centre stage. You have boundaries. Perhaps a tutor told you that keeping your personal…

your own private practice

Plain sail into your own private practice

You may think that only a handful of counsellors stumble across the TOP SECRET map to success, when setting up their own private practice. I’m here to show you that navigating the choppy waters of business doesn’t need to be perilous! I’ll share my secrets. With a trusted business counselling mentor by your side, you’ll…

Are You Accountable

Are You Accountable?

You’re motivated and fired up. You know precisely the type of private practice business you want to run, and your SMART goals are clear in your mind. Perhaps the steps you need to take to move forward are less concrete, but you’re beginning to let go of negative behaviours that have been holding you back…

My dad's boxing gloves

My dad, a talented amateur boxer.

  My dad was a talented amateur boxer and admired, Muhammad Ali’s boxing ability. Ali faced and fought many challenges, in and out of the ring.   “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under…

Alison Hughes

Sharing a personal story

Who remembers the crash of 2007? I certainly do. It was the year I lost my business of 17 years; it was the year I got cancer; it was the year I lost my identity in terms of a work role.  Who was I if I no longer was a business owner; it was all…

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