Fiona, age 37

Quite quickly Fiona and I tackle her main feeling of concern which is more a lack of self esteem at ‘only being seen as a mum’ than a burning need to be working. We keep this as the focus of our conversation and this helps Fiona to begin to assess her skill set and how she can best use this within the practicalities of her main role as a mother. We consider different ways of working, where new opportunities could be sought and importantly, who, within her network she should be talking to.