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MARY ANDREWS

Transform your life and career

About Me

Mary Andrews

In the beginning…

I was born in Balham, “Gateway to the South” according to Peter Sellers, and have been fortunate enough to have an amazingly rich and diverse career working for organisations such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Allied Lyons, the BBC and KPMG. Although I covered a range of roles in management, administration, HR, project management and tax, none of it truly worked for me.

At the same time, it does mean that I have a very broad range of direct workplace experience from which to draw when advising clients.

All change

Feeling disillusioned by some of what I saw, I reached my own crossroads in 2010 and decided to reinvent myself. I studied Occupational and Organisational Psychology at Master’s level and then followed an International Coaching Federation accredited Professional Coaching Course.  I qualified to use special tests designed to gauge people’s interests, values, aptitudes, strengths and personality preferences. In addition I followed approved programmes on counselling skills, stress management, health coaching, cognitive behavioural coaching, positive psychology and strengths based coaching and performance coaching.

These academic and professional vocational qualifications mean that I am well grounded in the psychological theories behind career success and personal change and transformation.

International Society of Coaching Psychology

They are the closest things I could find that would allow me to help people and make a difference to them as individuals. You can be assured that I am a qualified, experienced and safe pair of hands.

At last

And so in the last seven or so years I have made a difference to 300+ people’s lives. This has given me enormous and deep satisfaction and I’m very proud of the testimonials that clients have voluntarily sent me.

In many ways, the day I stop coaching will be when my life is over as the purpose of it will have gone. The meaning of my life is to help people, including you.

 

"Mary is a pleasure to work with. In my experience, she brings real insight, playfulness and rigour to her coaching - which is a cracking combination of skills! "

Tax Director of major food retailer

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How I work with you

I will work with you, a rounded and unique human being. I will listen and respond to you as an individual and will not follow a set or prescribed process or be restricted by any particular formula, model or approach to coaching. Drawing on my background and extensive experience in applied psychological approaches to personal change and transformation, I will work with you holistically to support you in gaining greater understanding, developing awareness, making decisions and implementing changes. Inevitably, the more you put in, the more you will get out.

Academic and Professional Qualifications and Accreditations

 

  • MSc, Occupational & Organisational Psychology, Surrey University
  • BSc (Hons), Psychology, Open University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, University of Westminster
  • BA (Joint Hons), History & Politics, Keele University

 

  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Practitioner Member, Association of Business Psychology
  • Registered Member of BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (personality and ability)

 

  • Qualified Professional Integral Coach (New Ventures West, International Coach Federation approved)
  • Certificate in Stress Management
  • Certificate in Performance Coaching
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
  • Certificate in Integrating Health within Coaching
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills