The 5HB Project Coaching for Creative People

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“Sometimes it takes a creative to be able to truly help you find your way, suffer less and create more.” … Welcome to The 5HB Project, my unique one-to-one coaching practice designed especially for creative people.

I have face-to-face coaching and counselling practices in Cambridge, Bristol, Bath and North Somerset, as well as an online coaching practice throughout the UK and internationally via Skype, FaceTime and telephone.

Even though some aspects of our coaching process might be about the business side of your creative endeavour, The 5HB Project coaching practice is essentially about the creative part of your life – the place where you have become stuck and/or blocked. Our work together at The 5HB Project is about you, your creative story, your performance, your personal journey, your creative development …

Often, it can be very difficult to achieve success on your own – not only because we can easily become blind or suffer a block to our own weaknesses, but also because successful work needs support. Take a close look, for example, at production credits on an album, paperback or exhibition guide, and you’ll notice the lists of other people who helped to support the process of one person. Coaching can be part of that process, part of that production team – and you don’t have to be a ‘big name’ to need or use it. To find out more about how coaching for creativity works, and how it can help to prevent burnout and block in your work, click on 5HB coaching.

All professionals who work with creativity – especially writers and composers – know about getting block and burnout, and sometimes the roots of these are located at a deeper level than coaching is designed to work at. If you are a creative who needs deeper psychological support, click The 5HB Therapy page or visit my Therapy-Space Cambridge counselling and psychotherapy website.

Being a creative myself, I am open to a very flexible coaching style and manner of working that can include the use of a variety of media. At my coaching practices in Cambridge and Bristol I’m also happy to engage in walk-and-talk sessions in the wonderful nature reserve that can be accessed within a few moments of my Cambridge practice or the inspiring harbourside when offering coaching in Bristol. Sadly, when taking part in online coaching we’ll just have to accept being in front of our screens.

You can read a little about my creative background plus my work as a coach, psychotherapist and counsellor on the About me page. You can read The 5HB Project blog by clicking here.

In working with creatives of all types (including writers and music teachers), I draw on 34 years of professional practice in the creative arts, 20 years in arts education and 15 years as a counsellor/psychotherapist. (Read more about me.) As a coach I have helped numerous musicians, artists, composers, writers, performers, actors, designers, media workers and architects find the thing they have been looking for to unlock their creative goals as well as recovery from issues like burnout and creative block. I’ve also been able to coach engineers, teachers, scientists and chefs who didn’t recognise their creative self within their life and work difficulties. Sometimes it takes a creative to be able to truly help you find your way, suffer less and create more …

You can contact me now by phone, email or text

(If you feel that your issues with things like burnout might need a more psychological approach, feel free to contact me through this website or my Cambridge based counselling and psychotherapy practice Therapy-Space Cambridge.)

Telephone: 07934 879 990 (text or call)
contact me by email

All calls and messages are confidential.

As well as working with people who live and work in Cambridge and Bristol I also work with clients who contact me from London, Bath, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout the UK.

The 5HB Project for coaching creative people and Therapy for counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling, sexual addictions counselling, sex therapy and supervision in Cambridge are private practices owned by Duncan E. Stafford MBACP Accredited and Registered.

This website was last updated on 10 February 2018

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