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Advocacy Focus is an excellent Charity within the North West which provides much needed support for all who are under mental health or social care services. They are a professional and compassionate team who are commited to representing the rights of those who need it, when they need it most.

James has collaborated with the management team and staff at Advocacy Focus to help create an empowered culture which is robust and further sustainable in what can be a very demanding line of work. Insightful, entertaining and educational presentations around stress awareness and resilience are very well received by the folks at Advocacy Focus. The Six That Fix Programme has also brought great strengths forwards in the senior staff members and leadership team who have been trained through it.

face2faceHR Bury is managed by Helen Christie, a knowledgeable HR professional with over 15 years’ experience in HR and people management.


Helen has made use of James Marquis Psychology Services for a number of employees who have been in difficult situations. Personal and work related stress can take it’s toll in individuals at any time. When it does, having the correct support available and on hand can be vital in assisting people effectively. One gentleman that Helen referred had been ineffectively treated by his GP with medication for over 2 years for his personal difficulties. In just 2 sessions we had turned this around. The persisting problem, the negative impacts of this on him and his employer, and the mis-prescribed medication are no longer an issue.


The ability to assist individuals and their workplace to avoid the lengthy and problematic difficulties caused by emotional and mental distress has been a valuable option for Helen and Face2Face HR.


Helen is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and has gained her HR experience across a range of industries including manufacturing, logistics, customer service, wholesale and retail. Additionally Helen has managed teams in both operational and office environments and brings a wealth of practical management skills to complement her HR expertise.


Helen has extensive experience in dealing with complex disciplinary and grievance situations as well as absence, capability and performance issues. She has also managed large scale restructure and redundancy projects, including site closures.

The University College of Football Business delivers University Degree courses and Executive Education. It originally began at Burnley’s home football club, Turf Moor. During in it’s years of operation at Burnley FC I provided specialist psychology support to the students at the university. 


I also delivered presentations on workload management and on personal responsibility for student excellence, as well as sharing knowledge and techniques for stress reduction, mindfulness and mind management. I partnered UCFB in promoting positive mental health in its organisation and in the community.

Riverside Physio clinic offers treatments from fully qualified, fully registered Physiotherapists to treat all forms of injury and physical difficulty. Physiotherapy, Sports Injury, Massage and Acupuncture are all available from the Barnoldswick base or from the award winning Crowwood leisure centre, Burnley. Riverside’s Director, Ann Bullen, takes the whole of her patients health and wellbeing seriously. This is why she has developed links with myself to provide Psychology support alongside her physical support expertise.

Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) is a developing area rapid change work that explores the area of undesired emotions and our ways of being. The process explores the question, “How did we learn to feel the way that we do?” and opens up the possibility of creating the appropriate change in our emotional lives.


The IEMT Association represents the development of the professionalism and growth of this contemporary therapy. Practicing members must be trained to advanced level and undergo regular CPD and providing of case study material.

Time to change is a movement looking to promote and create much more open discussion about mental health and about the fact that we all struggle with something at som point. It’s fine to acknowledge this. It’s good to be able to be open up when appropriate and to process stuff and then get on. We all face difficulties. Facing them well and moving through them is so useful. Ignoring things, masking things and struggling with things is less than helpful at times.

Also, when someone has struggled letting them move forward from it can be a huge thing. Persistent stigma against an individual with mental health difficulties doesn’t do them any good. Encouragement to a brighter and difficulty free future is preferable for all involved.

Have a further look at and support Time to Change

The European Mentoring & Coaching Council

The EMCC exists to develop, promote and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe and beyond, for the benefit of society.

International Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainers Association

INLPTA is an international co-operative association of aligned NLP Trainers and Master trainers who have agreed to abide by and uphold INLPTA’s standards of quality, professionalism and ethics in their NLP training and in the conduct of their NLP business.

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