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Nigel Wood, MSc. is a qualified business psychologist and coach with over 14 years' experience in the field of people development.

My approach

Simple, fresh, stretching

Keeping life simple

There are enough decisions for you to make already. If you’re overwhelmed by the choice of training and coaching out there you wouldn’t be the only one. That’s why you’ll get straightforward answers and expert help, so that you can make your decisions more swiftly and easily. And all with the ease and flexibility of dealing with just one person, each and every time.


Keeping things fresh

(Fresh adjective: 1. "not previously known or used; new or different")

Ever been torn between two options? Sometimes you can get the best of both worlds. Peppermint Giraffe is about being:

  • Professional, without the management speak
  • Easy to get along with, without being 'wacky'
  • Focused on results, without forgetting that life should be a bit fun


Make it stretching

The Peppermint Giraffe ethos is about valuing personal growth. This means that challenging comfort zones always takes precedence over massaging each other's egos. Whatever your goal, you’ll leave stimulated and wanting to come back for more. Every service is grounded in sound psychological theory and practice, as well as solid, wide-ranging experience, so that our time together is optimised for stretch, pace and comfort.


...and for the theorists among you

There have been various influences on my development over the years. The following summary will give you an idea of where I'm coming from:

  • Psychologists I've been drawn to - FS Perls; MH Erikson; RD Laing; Erich Fromm; Carl Rogers
  • Topics of interest to me - language; identity; memory; perception; depression; eating disorders
  • Overlapping approaches - CBT; Buddhism; Hypnotherapy

If I was a therapist (though it's important to note that I am not) my approach would be described as Eclectic, taking strength from Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic/ Holistic Therapy, Mindfulness, NLP, Transactional Analysis and Transpersonal Therapy. In my eight years of studying psychology academically, and life-time interest in the mind, I have come to the conclusion that no one approach is better than any other per se.  I believe that the approach should be selected to fit around the client and their needs, rather than the client and their needs be artificially squeezed into a practitioner's favourite approach. 


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