Valerie Barr Bio
Valerie is a unique Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 20yrs experience in the provision of emotional and practical support, both to groups and individuals. Managing, co-ordinating and developing projects from inception, she is accustomed to working with a diverse range of people and has specific experience in Trauma Informed Services and Social Care.
Within Valerie’s career she has transformed many groups through experiential learning programmes delivered at an appropriate level and a pace suitable to their personal learning styles. Her networking ability brings together professionals, groups and individuals to promote and facilitate a holistic approach to like- minded support.
Valerie works passionately with people, developing the appropriate approach for each individual with her adaptability to engage, empower and create resilience showing results in a short space of time.
With her discrete and compassionate manner, people who engage with Valerie see positive life changes within themselves and are invigorated to implement changes in their daily life.
Living with her husband, Valerie has two grown up sons and a pampered pooch called Darcey. She enjoys social networking and bringing sparkle into peoples’ lives.
Claire Keohone Bio
Working in both public and statutory services, Claire has amassed over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of catering and hospitality. Throughout her career Claire has provided personalised training to a diverse range of individuals, where an adaptable approach and a good understanding of individual learning styles is of paramount importance.
Claire’s career in hospitality and catering has led her to develop a passion for nutrition, over the last couple of years, where she has developed community projects focussed on confidence building, wellbeing and hospitality, ensuring all policies, procedures and CookSafe documentation are in line with legal requirement.
Claire’s calm and nurturing approach offers an individualised learning style, providing a holistic approach to food, from inception to reality.
Claire’s commitment and attention to detail is second to none and has enabled her to develop further skills in nutrition and weight management which Claire combines to enhance group training and individual one to one support. This helps to empower individuals to make informed choices about how they fuel their bodies to ensure they are reaching their maximum potential health wise.
In her spare time Claire enjoys walking and spending time with her family. She loves cooking, trying out her new recipes on her friends and family and is constantly striving to develop new skills to share with participants at Dynamic Diamond.