Business Support

We support businesses, particularly law firms, in two key ways: through our innovative in-house counselling service and by providing specialist support on Human Resources issues.

In-house Counselling

We run hugely popular in-house support sessions at a number of law firms in both the corporate and private client sectors.

Our versatile programmes provide staff with coaching, counselling and support with both legal practice and life. All from specialists who’ve lived it themselves and who truly know what life in the law is like.

We work with organisations of all shapes and sizes, helping lawyers and support staff of different levels and practice areas.

Our specialist knowledge and background in the legal industry means that our clients know that, whatever they’re struggling with, we’re likely to have ‘been there and got the t-shirt’ ourselves! Our own experiences are invaluable in shaping the ‘real-world’, practical suggestions and tools with which we equip our clients.

We help our firms to maintain a happy and fulfilled workplace. We support lawyers to feel good about themselves and about what they do.
Our professional, user-friendly service supports lawyers to enable them to excel and we have excellent working relationships with the firms we work with.

Human Resources support

We provide firms with invaluable support with issues that arise in relation to people – both their clients and members of the firm.

Our approach is both therapeutically informed and practical, providing firms with an invaluable independent perspective and suggestions on how to support staff and clients well.

We support firms with issues including the welfare and wellbeing of team members (most recently through the pandemic) and how people should work with (and take care of themselves when working with) vulnerable and suicidal clients.

We also suggest additions and amendments to firms’ policies and templates, including client documentation, to ensure compliance with SRA principles and therapeutic best practice.

I have spoken with a number of mental health professionals over the years and my discussions with Annmarie have been by far the most helpful. She understands the pressures of a legal career in a way that other counsellors generally don’t, and she gives very helpful and practical advice on navigating life as a lawyer…The sessions never feel rigid or constrained and it becomes much easier to open up and discuss things that might be trickier with a more ‘checkbox’ form of counselling…I would highly recommend her to anyone who is keen to look after their mental health, in good times or bad.

AN, 

Partner at a City law firm

Annmarie began facilitating our in-house counselling sessions for lawyers just over a year ago. The feedback has been fantastic and due to demand, we very quickly doubled the number of appointments available per month, which are always fully booked. Annmarie can relate to many of the challenges faced by our lawyers due to her background as a city lawyer. This has proved highly beneficial and has contributed greatly towards the success of the service and the relationships she has forged. Both Annmarie and Rose are a pleasure to deal with, so responsive and accommodating –nothing is too much trouble. I highly recommend using their services.

JK,

HR Manager at a City law firm