Team Delivering Therapeutic Training

Juliet Grayson

Is an experienced trainer, facilitator, executive mentor and coach. Her work has been distilled out of a fifteen year exploration of the ways in which people limit themselves at work, both personally and professionally. She combines her extensive business experience – she has run her own company for over twelve years – with a profound knowledge of NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and a deep understanding of systemic thinking. Juliet is known in training circles for her warmth, for the thoroughness of her training, and for her ability to maintain a sense of fun whilst challenging those behaviours that call for a change. She is a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist (UKCP) with a private practice in Chepstow, South Wales.

William Ayot

Is a poet, playwright, workshop leader and speaker, He has over 25 years business experience, which, combined with his proven creativity, brings a powerful presence to any course he runs. He has a particular interest in the conversation between organisations and the arts, and a commitment to bringing soul and imagination to the workplace. As a founding director and later chairman of Olivier Mythodrama, William led groundbreaking leadership workshops and seminars, delivering at the most senior levels. His client list is a Who’s Who of world class organisations including, multinationals, NGOs and government agencies. William has worked at many of the world’s top business schools including INSEAD (Fontainbleau), Columbia (New York) and LBS (London). Whilst maintaining a working relationship with business educators and still delivering to a few select clients, William now concentrates on his writing. He still delivers his popular and entertaining keynote, The Poetry of Leadership, runs his Maximum Impact: Leadership Communication Masterclass and offers senior executives his powerful and incisive Maximum Impact Coaching. Writing includes the play Bengal Lancer, a poetry collection, Small Things that Matter, and the forthcoming anthology, E-Mail for the Soul: Poems for Organisational Life. William is a spokesperson for NACoA, the National Association for the Children of Alcoholics and a Patron of the Swan Project, Bristol.

Mary Clegg

Is an accredited member of COSRT, Member of the UKCP, Fellow of SSSSR and is a clinical supervisor. She runs her own professional workshops for psychosexual counsellors, couple counsellors and allied health professionals some of which have been approved by the Royal college of Physicians and endorsed by COSRT in the past. The trainer’s experience and Masters Degree qualification as a psychosexual therapist (trained at the Porterbrook in Sheffield) enables her to deliver up to date, evidence based material. She has run by request workshops for many Relate offices all over the country and Ireland. The trainer has extensive speaking experience both with small groups and larger conferences. She recently co-ordinated delivery of a lectured to student doctors of the Sexual Medicine Module at Sheffield University. She can provide feedback forms from all workshops and outcome measures, which demonstrate that the aims and objectives of all workshops have been met and that participant’s confidence levels in the subject material were raised. her course Resources in Sexual Dysfunction is approved by COSRT.

Jo Watson

Is a UKCP registered psychotherapist with 18 years post qualifying experience in psychotherapy and over 12 years post qualifying experience in both training and clinical supervision of counsellors and psychotherapists. Jo holds additional professional qualifications in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and couples counselling. Jo’s first full time counselling post was at Sandwell Rape Crisis Centre where she stayed for 6 years from 1996-2002, working with women and girls who had experienced sexual violence. This included one-to-one psychotherapy, telephone counselling and therapeutic group work as well as the training/supervision of volunteers and placement counsellors. Jo was also actively involved in the Rape Crisis movement, including being on the board of directors of the Rape Crisis Federation of Wales and England (1998-2000). Since 2002 Jo has been employed on a part-time basis by a prominent inner city Birmingham College of Further Education, where she coordinates a busy counselling and support service for students. Over the last 14 years Jo has taught on various counselling courses in Birmingham, (including 9 years of teaching on an integrative diploma at Halesowen College) and presently Jo teaches on the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in Redditch Worcestershire. Jo is the external counsellor for Bromsgrove school in Worcestershire. Students and staff can contact Jo on an as needed basis and access a confidential service. Jo has extensive experience in clinical supervision and has delivered a wide variety of training over the last 20 years to many organisations, schools and colleges. Jo’s private practice is in South Birmingham, she offers psychotherapy, CBT, couples counselling, clinical supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists, group supervision, continuing professional development groups for counsellors and psychotherapists and training/consultancy for schools and consultation on emotional well being and counselling related issues.

Nicola Jones

Is an experienced relationship counsellor, trainer, coach and facilitator. She is Relate registered and has worked for Relate for over 6 years, currently at Relate, Avon and has a private practice in Portishead and Bristol. She also works with families and at a Children’s Centre with individuals and couples with young children. Nicola has a deep interest in the interaction of the masculine and feminine aspects of human nature which she pursued through an MA in Gender Studies from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2008). She has also trained in family systems therapy with the Institute of Family Therapy and with the Murray Bowen Family Theory Centre in Washington DC (who developed the concept of differentiation which is central to the work of David Schnarch). Nicola is an accomplished trainer and public speaker and presented internationally about a wide variety of topics including women’s empowerment through micro credit, global philanthropy and the difficulty of talking about money. The third strand of Nicola’s work is as a Family Consultant where she combines her current work with her former experience as a private client lawyer. This involves assisting families and family businesses at transition times in estate and succession planning to clarify values and goals, to prioritise and structure the process, facilitate family meetings and conversations and ensure understanding of governance matters including shareholder agreements and other ownership and management structures.

Inter-action has a network of associate trainers that we can call upon for particular areas of work. This gives us a greater flexibility in meeting our client’s needs.