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Active Listening for Wellbeing  is underpinned by the belief that people can make changes that will positively affect the way that they life their lives. Our combined life experiences of working in large organisations including; the Army, the National Health Service and Education sector, have provided us with a special interest in supporting people working in these organisations and those who are transitioning from the forces; veterans and their families. However, we offer personal training, counselling, coaching, mentoring and clinical supervision to all. We provide bespoke wellbeing and resilience education, as well as training to groups and organisations based on their identified needs.

Maureen Smojkis
  • Maureen is  a Registered General and Mental Health Nurse 

  • Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham (UoB)

  • Education

  • MPhil 

  • MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • BSc Hons in Education in Nursing

  • Past experience 

  • Programme Lead for the MA in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. UoB 

  • Associate Director of the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health. UoB.

Alexander McLeod 


  • Alexander has an extensive background, devising training programmes for workplace professionals. 

  • Sport (Coaching) MSc. 

  • 2:1 BA Hons, Business Management. 

  • Developed two theoretical models, Traffic Light Stress Management System (2017) and The Power of 5 (2020).

  • Presented at the International Nursing Research Conference 2021.

  • SSAFA Mentor since January 2017. 

  • Served with The First Royal Tank Regiment.

  • Six-month tour of Afghanistan as an IED Dog Handler.  

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