The HCMA team is made up of several dedicated people who share a common belief in helping people less fortunate than themselves. Please see their profiles below.
Eileen is a trainer with over 15 years experience within the field of personal and professional development, offering a range of training, coaching and NLP programmes; both in the UK and abroad. Eileen’s work has featured in several documentaries commissioned by Probation Services, for the pioneering work she completed with ex-offenders, Middlesex University for her approach to mentoring and coaching within the mental heath sector with Dr Richard Hale, and the Take Part community leadership programme.
Eileen is a published poet and co author of the Insight Coaching and Mentoring series and is currently writing several books. She is also the founder of HCMA, and knows how much life coaching can benefit people who are struggling with life management. Eileen is no stranger to ill treatment or homelessness. She searches constantly for some understanding of the motivation of abusers – and strengthens their victims with new-found energies and a feeling of renewal.
I became a volunteer as I knew charities make a real difference to peoples lives and I wanted to be a part of that. I had heard about the work that HCMA did and was interested in finding out more so I approached Eileen. She explained about HCMA and how the training programmes provide people with the skills they needed to make real changes to their lives, she talked about HCMA’s vision for the future and shared some stories about some of the people she had worked with and how their lives had been improved. I immediately wanted to become involved!
HCMA needed funding to continue the work that they did and that’s the area I have become involved in. Finding different funding streams can be challenging but it is important if HCMA are going to continue go from strength to strength. Volunteering with HCMA has allowed me to become a part of a charity that can really make a difference to someone else’s life and I feel privileged to be part of such a committed and focused team.
Since fully qualifying as a counsellor (I like to call myself a listener) in 2002 I have worked with people who, like me, have been suddenly disabled or diagnosed (acquired disabilities). I have worked towards further development not only for myself but to enhance my effectiveness of those people who seek my help. I gained an ‘ilm’ Coaching & Mentoring certificate through HCMA, I feel this gives me an extra edge in helping others move forward, and I value the work that the charity does. I also trained as trainer with Essex Coalition for Disabled People, which gave me an insight into the ‘practical’ side of disability, as well as teaching me how to facilitate groups and workshops.
I am currently running workshops called Lifegeta (Get your Life back) that address the emotional needs of suddenly disabled or diagnosed people (acquired disabilities). Through working with HCMA I have since gone on to develop my own work and my website is www.lifegeta.co.uk which tells you more about my ideas.
Have you reached a cross roads in your life and need help and support to make the changes? Or maybe you need a safe place, space and time to reflect on your life.
Counselling and psychotherapy could help your to understand and make sense of the world and also recognise your behavior patterns and let go of the old patterns. ‘If you always do the same things in the same way, you will also get what you have always got!’
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer multi models of therapy which includes psychodynamic and behavior models such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT and Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT), working at all times with per-centered core conditions of respect and help empower and enable you move forward with your life and enjoy a fulfilled life.
I have worked with victim support and clients with stress and anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem and confidence.
Areas of counselling I offer:
- Abuse, Affairs and betrayals, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying
- Career Counselling, Depression Emotional Abuse, Generalized Anxiety, Low Self – Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Panic disorders, Relationship , Stress, Trauma
- Work Related Issues
I have been a volunteer with HCMA for just over a year now, assisting on various courses centred on improving the quality of life for mental health service-users through Eileen’s unique approach which uses the best of various elements such as Life-Coaching/Mentoring and NLP to achieve profound, long-term change.
My first experience of these changes was as a client; my life had been in a flat-spin for years, and I had been a prisoner of my own self-sabotage for decades, caught up in a seemingly never-ending tangle of mental-health issues. The personal and professional development work that I did with Eileen helped me to break free of these issues and I now have a string of qualifications behind me, a wonderful job and a life that I love; as a mental healthcare professional I am able to use numerous aspects of my learning from Eileen to help make a difference to other peoples well-being, so the good feeling from the work of HCMA spreads ever wider like the ripples on a pond. HCMA has the power to change people’s lives, power that I have experienced and see in action every day; I am proud to be associated with this wonderful charity.
I’m really excited to be joining a value-driven organisation like HCMA. I’ve seen the impact they’ve had on people’s lives’ and experienced for myself the unique, person-centred approach of Eileen and the environment that she creates to allow people to grow and learn their own lessons. I share the same values as HCMA and passionately believe that we all have limitless potential & that we hold the key to release it. Sometimes, it might be so buried that we don’t even recognise it & we might need a little help to realise it. My career has largely been in Human Resources as a coach; advisor and business partner, with a focus on getting the best from people and helping employees get the best from themselves.
I have spent the last 14 years developing my HR career in a number of different organisations, both private and public sector – from automotive manufacturing to financial services and IT services to the NHS! I’ve held multiple generalist roles and worked on a plethora of HR issues including performance management & development, competency frameworks, staff surveys, management development programmes, induction programmes, TUPE, disciplinaries & grievances, compromise situations, redundancies, restructures, job evaluation, pay reviews, recruitment & selection.
In terms of the formalities, I have a BA (Hons) in Business Administration & am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (MCIPD) and qualified to carry out psychometric tests to Level A & B with the British Psychological Society. I’ve recently completed the Community Peer to Peer Mentoring programme and NLP Level One, working towards the practioners level.
I enjoy working with leaders and managers in developing workable solutions that fit the business and with employees to help them achieve their best.
Some of the HCMA Team at the 2010 AGM, Anne Marie Smith, Sue Ross, Jez Jones, Eileen Hutchinson, Richard Burling, Elaine Connolly and Luke Donovan.