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Who am I?

The three big strands that have run through my life have been art, sustainability and people. For the longest time these threads seemed disparate, unconnected, compartmentalised and I wasn’t sure what I really ‘was’.

It was when I studied for my MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility at Ashridge Business School (2014-16) that I at last began to understand the deep importance of creativity - at individual level and at organisational level  - as a practical measure to help us imagine – and create - the future we want, while staying light and inspired along the way.

I also began to understand that in order to heal our world we need to heal ourselves, and that the challenges facing us today, personally and collectively, are an indicator that we are more than ready to take those steps. Studying coaching and Processwork opened new doors to work dynamically and therapeutically with the practices I love the best, to deepen my exploration of myself and to extend these practices to others.

Bingo! My three strands started to weave into a tapestry.

My work as a coach speaks to my deep belief in human potential. I am constantly surprised by the amazing people I meet as a coach and facilitator and I know that we are all equipped to respond to our challenges creatively.

I have two wonderful grown up children and live with my husband, our cat and chickens in Oxfordshire.


  • Association for Coaching and Institute of Leadership and Management accredited Advanced Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring, Wise Goose Coaching

  • MSc Sustainability and Responsibility, Ashridge.

    • Project title: Relationship to Self, Other and Group as a Sustainability Inquiry

  • BA(Hons) French (Italian Subsidiary), UCL

  • Art Foundation, Central St Martins.

Continuing Professional Development

  • The Body, Psychotherapy and the World, One Year Course, Processwork UK

  • Your Dreams, Body and Dreambody’s Message for our World. Arnold and Amy Mindell for the Jung Club, London

  • Dreams and Dreaming, Processwork South West

  • Leadership and Facilitation: All Our Relations, Processwork South West

  • Understanding Yourself and Your Team using DISC, Government Knowledge Training Ltd

Jungian Learning

  • Psychic Inheritance: What Does it Matter From Whence We Came? Penny Boisset, IGAP

  • Humility: The Way of the Ordinary, Jim Fitzgerald, Guild of Analytical Psychologists

  • The Slow Place, Siri Ness, Jungian Lectures, Oxford

  • Individuation and the Kizaemon Tea Bowl, Chuck Schwartz, Jungian Lectures, Oxford

  • The Role of the Old Gods in Psychic Illness Today, Dr Anne Maguire, Jungian Lectures, Oxford

  • Memories of Jung by Those Who Knew Him, Ean Begg, Jungian Lectures, Oxford

  • Whither Eros, Dr Anne Maguire, Jungian Lectures, Oxford

  • A Fresh Look at Projection, Ribola/Mercurio, Jungian Lectures, Oxford

  • Individual analysis: 200+ hours with Carmen Reynal, IGAP


  • Coach and facilitator | Workshop tutor, Helen Tyrrell Coaching and Hawkwood College Current

  • Association of Sustainability Practitioners: Director and Treasurer 2019-21

  • Conscious Organisations: Founder 2019-current

  • Anthesis Group: HR Advisor and Sustainability Lead, 2013-19

  • Best Foot Forward:  Operations Manager, 2008-13

  • Oxford Art Society Secretary | Exhibiting Artist | Represented by Taurus Gallery, Oxford, 2005-9

  • Parent | Le Club Français Teacher |Art Tutor, Queen’s Park Arts Centre | Volunteer 1994-2004

  • Voyages Vacances Intl,: Bilingual Reservation Manager, 1992-4

  • Globalthinking: Co-Founder (not for profit to save the Rainforests), 1992


Books and Publications

A Bird in the Hand
A Bird in the Hand

Tribute to Jessica Begg, 1968-2011, poems, pictures and memories

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Poems, Doggerel and Ditties from Over the Years - Just for Fun
Poems, Doggerel and Ditties from Over the Years - Just for Fun

Poems by Helen Tyrrell

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Around the Southern Aegean in 80 Days
Around the Southern Aegean in 80 Days

A Sabbatical Tale by Simon and Helen Tyrrell

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