Andy was brought up in the West Country and moved to London to study medicine. After some years working as a doctor he moved into inner city community work in south London and overseas.
This gave him an enormous amount of experience in the down-to-earth issues we all face.
During this time he developed and ran accessible courses for the community and trained as a Life Coach.
One of the courses quickly took off – this was “The Happiness Course”, which has now spread throughout the country and beyond.
Andy now spends some of his time working with Livability, a charity that serves people with disabilities.
But he also acts as an independent wellbeing advisor and coach, running amongst other things, The Happiness Course, in a variety of settings, including schools, health centres, companies and the voluntary sector.
Jill’s home city is Liverpool. After studying the social sciences at York University, she moved to London to work in voluntary sector community development.
They teamed up over the next years, partnering together in community work in London and abroad. She is fascinated by the power of relationships and the process of change, whether in a community or individual setting.
Having worked with individuals and groups in a pastoral context for twenty years she embarked on a professional counselling training in 2003 at Greenwich University, completing the Masters programme in 2007.
She has ten years experience as a counsellor in the NHS and twelve years experience in private practice. An exciting third strand to her work involves training counsellors at foundation and diploma level.
She is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC). She follows their Ethical Framework.