Hi, I’m Nick Barton. I’m very glad you’ve found your way to my website. By way of a brief introduction, I’m currently a consultant to the health and social care sectors, advising on a broad range of issues, from strategic partnerships and working relationships, to standards, cultures and visions. Previously, I was Chief Executive of the charity ‘Action on Addiction’. I have a masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath for services to addiction treatment.
Please have a look around my website, there’s lots of information about me and my work. I hope I can be of service to you — drop me a line or give me a call to discuss your requirements.
In the pressurised business of running an organisation, or even part of one, it is sometimes hard to think as clearly as we would like; to make sense of what is happening around us and, as a result, to make good decisions and act effectively. In such circumstances I have always found it helpful to have someone to talk to who was independent of the dynamics that I was dealing with.
Besides their objectivity, I found it especially helpful if that person understood relationships and to supporting me brought insight and wisdom acquired through experience. They helped me make sense and I took it from there. I am offering that and other kinds of support to others.