Dr. Michael Carroll is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, he works as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer and consultant to organisations in both public and private sectors, specialising in the area of employee well-being. In 2003 he led the establishment of a set of ethical best practice guidelines for APECS, the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision.
He has lectured and trained both nationally and internationally. Michael is Visiting Industrial Professor in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol and winner of the 2001 British Psychological Society Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology.
A Pioneer of Contemporary Coaching
Michael’s contribution to the development and definition of Coaching and Supervision in both clinical and work place settings is universally acclaimed.
The architect of the codes of practice for the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision, Michael has set the standards for the profession.
Through his training courses and master classes he has trained many hundred of professionals from the Helping sectors in the techniques and ethics of coaching and supervision .
His work is highly rated by all participants who have been motivated by his originality, passion and unique understanding of learning: his highly engaging delivery has had major impact on people and organisations.
Michael has helped many organisations design Coaching and Supervision programmes and he has advised and devised unique learning programmes to assist organisations engaged in change programmes.
From Concept to Action
He is an acknowledged leader in translating complex psychological concepts into effective, actionable management tools for the layman. He advises and trains the UK’s growing ranks of executive coaches and workplace counsellors in supervision.
His forte is in wellbeing related issues from three perspectives – Managing people and teams in a coaching environment, identifying and resolving people issues and understanding how organisational values impact and can be managed. His course 'Personal Power at Work - looking after the professional self' is one good example.
Along with his Executive Coaching practise, Coaching Supervision and Professional Supervision (also called 'clinical' supervision) continues to be a significant part of his work. In particular, with Her Majesty's Prison Service, his two-day course 'Becoming an Effective Supervisor ' is very popular and is acknowledged as setting a high standard. This is supplemented by some prisons with 'Being an Effective Supervisee' which addresses the oft-overlooked issue of helping supervisees learn how to use supervision to its best advantage.