Jackie Sykes

About Jackie Sykes

Jackie is a client focused chartered psychologist, executive coach and psychotherapist with a reputation for going the extra mile. She has worked with individuals in a wide range of organisations, in both the private and public sectors, in the UK and internationally

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Jackie Sykes

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Chartered Psychologist, Executive Coach and Psychotherapist


BSc., MSc., AFBPsS, C.Psychol, FCIPD

When I was a toddler I started to ask the question ‘Why?’ and my curiosity has never subsided. As a teenager I made up my mind to be a psychologist and the enthusiasm I feel for my vocation is undiminished. From the beginning it was the world of organisations that caught my attention and in particular the way we behave in business. Over the last twenty years it has been a privilege to work with so many interesting and varied companies across the UK and internationally and in such a diverse range of sectors and functions. No day is the same and every client I work with is a source of endless fascination to me.
I’m a pragmatist; a driven and positive person who turns ideas into action. I believe that business psychology, neurolinguistic programming and psychotherapy have so much to offer the world. Whether I’m carrying out an in-depth assessment, working one to one with someone on his or her personal development, facilitating a team build or running a workshop, I keep coming back to the idea of potential. It’s my belief that we are all capable of so much more: individually and collectively. My goal is to help to enable my clients to be the best possible versions of themselves they can be. We all deserve sanity, success and satisfaction at work and sometimes we need a little support along the way so that we feel like an effective and efficient cog in the right wheel of life!
This has been an incredible journey for me, starting off in psychometric research and test publication, moving through HR consultancy and line management and now co-directing my own assessment, development, coaching and therapy business. I am looking forward to the next chapter as a new author and hope our observations add value to others in the business of work!

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Articles by Jackie

Inside Out – managing moods from the inside

By Jackie Sykes on 23rd October, 2015 in Latest News, Blog

Jackie reflects on a film with a difference … Earlier this year we went to see the movie, Inside Out.  It is about an eleven-year old girl, Riley, and shows how her emotions impact her daily mood.  It is an innovative idea, using cartoon characters to represent the emotions of...

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Psychological Games at Work

By Jackie Sykes on 7th April, 2015 in Blog

What lies beneath…? Delving under the surface of those stuck or broken relationships at work. Frustrating relationships at work can take up a disproportionate amount of our emotional energy and are highly counter-productive.  Helping ourselves and our coaching clients to face and explore these relationships can in turn be extremely...

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This site is maintained by two individuals who wear more than one hat – be it consultant, psychologist or psychotherapist – so you should expect to find a wide range of materials that are all about how people learn, perform and grow. Chris and Jackie founded Sixth Sense Consulting Ltd in 2010. We provide assessment, leadership development, team building, career transition, psychotherapy, and wellbeing services to individuals and organisations. Our aim is to share materials and resources we use in our day to day work with others in a digestible and practical format.


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