Meet the Team

Consisting of qualified and experienced trainers, the core Clearfocus Training team have been with the company from the start. Bringing their own knowledge of real-world business and life experiences to every workplace mental health and communication training course, they’re the ones who make sure Clearfocus Training delivers exactly what your business and staff needs.

James Holloway

Lead facilitator, trainer and Managing Director

In a previous life, James owned and ran a successful landscaping & platform hire company for a decade until 2007. But due to ongoing pressure and stress, he suffered severe burnout which led to a struggle with mental health.

James went on to retrain and qualify as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist before working in the NHS. This led to two private practices offering psychotherapy and counselling services across the South West, with a number of clients from a variety of workplaces. Recognising the lack of mental health support for a range of work-based situations, in 2015 James founded Clearfocus Training.

Delivering targeted mental health and communications training, James brings over 10 years’ first-hand experience to meet the needs and requirements of any company and their staff.

When you contact Clearfocus Training, he’ll be your first point of contact and work with you throughout the discovery and training process.

Email James: in**@cl****************.uk

Priscilla Mgute

Co-lead facilitator, trainer, psychotherapist and Managing Director

Becoming part of the team at the beginning, Priscilla joined us as an already experienced trainer and while studying to become a qualified BSc Mental Health nurse.

Coming to the UK from South Africa in 2003, Priscilla worked junior roles in the NHS from 2009-12 before volunteering to get hands-on experience of working in the sector. This led to completing a college Access to Nursing course in 2013-14.

Going on to study for a mental health nursing degree at the University of the West of England (UWE) from 2014-17, Priscilla gained in-depth knowledge of working with diverse mental health issues. She later went on to further train to become a fully qualified psychotherapist and member of the BACP. She has two practises in Devon where she splits her time in practise and on the road running training.

Her impressive education, together with working in in-patient and community settings, has given Priscilla hands-on experience of different mental health issues, diagnoses, and care. Her knowledge often draws on personal stories and real-life experiences, adding extra value to our courses.

Email Priscilla: pr*******@cl****************.uk

Nicola Mgute

Nicola has been with Clearfocus Training since August 2019 and joined us to put together Powerpoint slides and learning aids for all our courses.

Coming to the UK from Soweto, South Africa, Nicola has now lived here for four years. In this time, she’s grown personally and professionally and loves speaking to new people and making new contacts for us.

Alongside working with us, Nicola is studying an Access to Higher Education Diploma for Health Professionals course at South Devon College while planning to go to university and study Midwifery. Nicola is a bubbly and fun-loving individual, loving life – and the coastline – in Devon.

We have great feedback from our clients

James and Priscilla are wonderful. I attended a Positive Conflict training session in November and found it really insightful.It was an extremely useful afternoon with practical advice and a pragmatic look at office environment issues.
Response from the owner: Happy New Year NedaThank you so much for taking the time out to leave us this nice review. It really does me a lot. All the best for 2024 and hope to see you on another training day in the near future.
James & Priscilla visited us today to deliver Resilience in the Workplace training. The session was fantastic, and enjoyed by all. The day was incredibly interesting and very engaging, and I know everyone left having taken a lot away to use going forward. We will definitely be requesting some further training with Clearfocus Training going forward!
Response from the owner: Morning LucyThank you so much for taking the time to leave us a very nice review. We had a great day yesterday working with you all. Look forward to working with all again in the near future.
Insightful and interesting
Response from the owner: Hi GemmaThank you for taking the time to leave a nice review. All the best
Really enjoyed the course. Would definitely recommend really informative and the trainers were great
Response from the owner: Hi VickyThanks for your nice words in your review. It was really nice working with your company. Hopefully we will meet again on another training day.Cheers James
We had some fantastic training on mental health and well being for managers.James & Priscilla really made the training interesting & helpful!Would definitely book more training in the future with Clearfocus!
Response from the owner: Hi BeckyThanks for taking the time to leave a review. Myself and Priscilla had a nice day working with your team. Hope to see you again on another training day.All the best.James and Priscilla
James and Priscilla were engaging and kept the course interesting using a mix of videos, music, activities and text content. They were both friendly and knowledgeable, especially in how to engage a mixed group of delegates with different roles and attitudes.They came on site for two days to run Effective Communication Training for 23 individuals, who all gave positive feedback at the end of each day, and felt the course was worthwhile and have learnt a lot from it.I won't hesitate to use Clearfocus training again, and will be in contact with James in the near future to plan more training across the wider Business of DHG.
Response from the owner: Thank you Emma for taking the time to leave such a nice review. It was nice working with you all and look forward seeing you again on another training day in the future.All the best James and Priscilla
I found Clearfocus’ 1 day mental health training for employees relevant, informative and delivered in an engaging way.
Response from the owner: Thank you for review on our Mental Health training, much appreciated 😊.
Really helpful, educational and enjoyable training! Thanks so much!
Response from the owner: Hi thanks so much Tommy for the review and great working with you. Hopefully work again with you in the future 👍🏻
Great company with knowledgeable and skilled staff. The courses are engaging are presented in a fun and easily understandable format. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for training!
Response from the owner: Thanks for the comments Mark and pleased you enjoyed the courses we run.
Response from the owner: Thank you Tasha for the review. Much appreciated.
A great company giving excellent training !
Response from the owner: Thanks Sally for your review and nice words about Clearfocus 👍🏻
Thank you Clearfocus for the training you offered on how to manage conflicts in the work place. You are very professional and very knowledgeable in your work. Keep it up!!
Response from the owner: Thanks that you enjoyed the course.
Having worked with Clearfocus Training over the last 12 months, I've seen and learnt just how their experience, professionalism, and empathy have helped both employers and employees. James and Priscilla are inspirational and engaging – exactly what you need for mental health and communication training.
Response from the owner: Thanks Graeme for taking the time and leaving a review. It's also been great working with yourselves over the last year. Cheers
Response from the owner: 5 stars, thanks Eric!
Super-impressed with the advice on their training courses and wonderful service delivery.
Response from the owner: Appreciate you Patience for your review!
Response from the owner: It’s 5 stars from you Lynn, thanks 😊
Excellent service
Response from the owner: Thanks Gary for taking the time to leave a review.
Fantastic company I couldn’t recommend them enough, James and Priscilla are great to work with!
Response from the owner: Hi Louis great working with yourselves as well 👍🏻 thanks again for the nice review.
A very professionally presented and interactive workshop session which gave the team the scope and confidence to interact with one and another and share their individual experiences.I am sure the session has enhanced their understanding of behaviors and different situations and equipped them with more tools to better handle different environments & thrive.
Response from the owner: Thanks Felicia so much for leaving a review. I'm pleased your staff enjoyed the day and the training.
Response from the owner: Thanks for review of 5 stars 🌟!
Awesome courses and great instructors.l would definitely recommend this to myco-workers and all my friends,🤩
Response from the owner: Wonderful review and thank you for taking your time, know how busy you are!
First class service. Can't recommend highly enough.
Response from the owner: Thanks Colin for your nice comments 👍🏻
Clearfocus training delivered great fun workplace training! I found them very informative and friendly chat. It gave me great confidence with the organisation and I am looking forward to kick starting my new learning journey with them.Thanks once again xx
Response from the owner: Glad you found the course fun, informative and how it has contributed to progression with your journey!
Great company with knowledgeable and skilled staff in the field of mental health.
Response from the owner: Thanks Baz for leaving a review and nice words about Clearfocus 👍🏻
Very good training!
Response from the owner: Thumbs up to you Nomsa 😊👍🏾
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