Health & Wellbeing SIG - Exploring the Scope of Practice for coaches and supervisors in times of stress and distress

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With increasing demands placed on professional and personal lives, the occurrence of stress and distress in our clients is more common.


How coaches and supervisors work on this boundary depends on their experience, training and coaching approach or orientation.

The SIG would like to invite you to contribute to the discussion over the next three events this year. 

This discussion will outline a range of ethical, educational and practice approaches used within the coaching and therapy.  

Session 1: Scope of Practice (20 Sept)
Session 2: Managing our boundaries (18 Oct)
Session 3: Safeguarding. What do we need to know and do? (15 Nov)

In the first session, we will explore how to define our “scope of practice” to navigate the boundaries of professional practice between development and therapy.

At the end of the session, you will have:
• Access to a range of ethical perspectives and examples of scope of practice across different coaching and therapy orientations
• Enhanced awareness of the incidence and triggers of stress and distress 
• Awareness of a variety of resources for the care of ourselves and our clients
• Develop an initial scope of practice for yourself. 

We look forward to the discussion.

The aim of the EMCC UK Health and Wellbeing SIG is to develop the safe practice of health and well-being for coaches and mentors, their clients, organisations and communities.

Our Focus
• Self-care for coaches and mentors
• Developing thought leadership and resources
• Best practice 
• Children and Young People

Our Activities
Regular meetings sharing to wider populations
• Webinars & workshops offered by EMCC
• Knowledge exchange 
• Events
• Support the EMCC UK Board to represent members in the development of coaching in Health and Well-being


Guest Speaker
Janine Allison is mum to three fantastic young people, and a heart-centred, speaker, writer, and adventure seeker who is passionate about all things coaching psychology and a strong belief that not very much in life is insurmountable no matter how challenging!  She is in the art of helping.  Holistically blending evidence-based coaching approaches with the warmth and compassion of humanistic therapy. The stress of ending a long-term relationship became the catalyst to changing her career in her forties and brought her into the wonderful world of mental wellbeing, anxiety, stress, depression and clinical illness.  Equipped with a unique wealth of experience and trained in counselling, solution-focused coaching, positive psychology, neuro and trauma informed, CBT interventions and therapeutic assessment. 


The Organiser

Andrew Parsons is a Certified Wellness Practitioner (National Wellness Institute, USA), EMCC Master Coach, Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council registered hypnotherapist and holistic therapist.  He was one of the founders of a cancer coaching services for patients and their families in the NHS.

Marian Rosefield is the Deputy Director of Coaching Practice - Knowledge Exchange, is an EMCC Accredited Coach (senior practitioner), Coaching Supervisor (in training), Positive Psychology Practitioner, Facilitator, Trainer, Reiki Master and MHFA.

Since 2001, she has been creating an increasingly evidence-based practice, offering a flexible, reflective, safe, and appreciative space, with compassion and a love of learning underpinning her work.
Building on her Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, she brings the science of well-being to life with humour and curiosity and has a particular interest in helping coaches to avoid, navigate and/or recover from compassion fatigue and burnout.



This group is free to EMCC UK members and, as an introductory offer, free to non-members for the first three sessions and then £20.83 + VAT thereafter.

For EMCC UK members, please sign in using your login name and password, and register.

For non-EMCC UK members, please create an account to register, your details will only be used for the purposes of event bookings.  When registering, please use the promotion code HWSIG3 at checkout to apply your introductory discount - this can only be used for your first three sessions.

Please note that when registering for an EMCC UK event, you must complete the checkout process fully through the shopping cart.  You will receive an order confirmation email upon successful registration.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, it may be that your registration has not been completed successfully.

Joining the meeting
To join this meeting, please sign into our website and view this event page up to 30 minutes prior to the event start time.  You may then click on the 'Join Meeting Now' button at the bottom of the page to access the meeting.  If you have any questions regarding registration for this event, please contact [email protected] in office hours and they will be able to assist you. 


We look forward to seeing you on the day.


20/09/2023 18:00 - 19:00
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ZOOM - on line webinar

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