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Stratus Associates Ltd

Stratus Associates specialises in effective training to deliver real results for businesses that truly care about and value their people.

Our tailor made training programmes are designed to ensure you get the best out of your staff. We don’t want to be the ‘tick box’ solution to meet your training targets, instead we thrive on turning an underperforming workforce into a flourishing team of more productive, motivated and happy employees.

Stratus Associates works with large and small, public and private sector organisations across the UK. Headed by Sonya O’Sullivan, we are a team of highly experienced consultants with a friendly, flexible and focused approach to devising bespoke courses to meet your exact training needs.

We are a small, highly experienced and focused team, providing you with excellent value for money. We have a first class reputation – and our training works! People always buy people and previous delegates can point to a significant improvement in their skills as a result of our courses. In short, we are willing to be worth it! We offer ‘Off the Shelf’ programmes with a bit of a twist – or design something ‘Bespoke’ from scratch.

Highly participative programmes containing individual and group activities and using Accelerated Learning techniques to embed the message

Our training courses encourage individuals to stretch themselves and learn new skills in areas such as management, presenting and communication. We connect with staff and provide them with the tools and techniques they need to achieve personal growth and make a positive contribution to the success of the business.

We pride ourselves on our specialist knowledge and innovative training style. Our refreshing, creative approach ensures that our courses are focused on practical exercises and skill practice in a supportive environment. We want delegates to participate and learn, not be lectured at!


Julie Williams

Julie has been qualified Creative Psychotherapist for 21 years.

Throughout her career she has worked in a wide range of settings including: Education, Mental Health, Prisons, Care homes, Voluntary sector and The NHS. She is also an experienced Mindfulness Teacher and Clinical Supervisor.

Julie has recently completed and Equine facilitated Coaching Training with ‘Learning to Listen’ and is keen to incorporate horses into her Mindfulness and Psychotherapy sessions when appropriate.

She was Clinical Lead of the Creative Arts Therapy Service in the NHS for 18 years and her work included developing a Therapeutic Theatre Company that toured the North West. The company members were from Mental Health and Learning Disability Services and offered training and performances highlighting Mental Health and Learning Disability issues in creative and innovative ways.

She currently works part time in the NHS ‘Well Being’ Service, is a mindfulness teacher and has a private Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision practice. Julie also has a background in therapeutic story telling and is enthusiastic about combining approaches when suitable.

The heart and soul of her practice is creative, versatile and person centered. She finds the synthesis of approaches creates a powerful base for development and change.


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