About Sonya

A Journey of Learning

I spent over twenty-five years in a variety of roles, team-work, facilitator, workshop leader, professional development coach and mediator, working across Local Government, voluntary sector and the NHS. In the early years of my working life, I was in the community as a youth worker and then substance misuse counsellor focusing on women and children.  During the HIV/AIDS crisis of the early 1990s, I worked as an experiential group facilitator in the not-for-profit sector.


Academic Credentials

I returned to academic life and in 1995 completed an MSc in Human Resource Development, followed by a PG Diploma in Systemic Management in 2000. I worked for many years as an independent learning consultant in the Public Sector, primarily within the Health and Social Care sector. In this role I developed a range of systemic learning methods and creative approaches for working with groups and teams including diversity dialogue circles. I also have worked as a community mediator and became a professional coach.  From 2003-2010 I designed and developed Black and Minority Ethnic Coaching Programmes for public sector organisations.


My Professional Journey to Systemic Practitioner

In the late 2000's I decided to return to community practice and in 2011 retrained as a Mental Nurse and Health Visitor.  I also began learning the systemic constellations method completing an advanced level training with the Centre for Systemic Constellations, London in 2014-15.  I continue to learn from other senior practitioners in the field, including Judith Hemmings, Albrecht Marr, Stephan Hausner,  Daan van Kampenhout, Francesca Mason-Boring and Tanja Meyburgh.


MSc Human Resource Development
Pg Dip Systemic Management
Pg Dip Mental Health Nurse
Certificate in Mediation (OCN)
Advanced Systemic Constellations Trg


Individual and Group Coaching
Systemic Constellations Workshops
Training Courses and Programmes
Ancestral Family Research
Organisational Consultation


Next Steps…

If you would like to discuss how my workshops or coaching can support your family, community or organisation contact me.

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