Nicola Rich

Psychotherapist and Leadership Coach

I am an accomplished keynote speaker, facilitator, coach & psychotherapist.

Having worked alongside professionals in Architecture for over 15 years, I have become familiar with the challenges and opportunities that the industry presents. This can involve sustaining an income, finding new projects, meeting the changing needs of clients/contractors, supporting a team, or finding time to just rest the mind, which is not always easy.

That said, I also recognise the sense of achievement one gets from winning a bid that they worked hard at, getting their project across the line, resolving a complex problem with a new design idea, or taking pride in seeing a building they were involved with come to life. Helping people and practices to navigate this paradox whilst sustaining psychological health & wellness is at the heart of what I do.

One of my proudest achievements was securing an award in employee Health & Wellbeing for Stride Treglown the highest award given to a company in the UK, at a time when workplace wellbeing was not mainstream. Since then, I have helped numerous organisations from SMEs to large Corporates to foster a culture of high performance & high wellness.

My work has given me the opportunity to connect with people in many ways and I continue to have the privilege of seeing their lives, careers and practices transform.


  • Organisational Wellbeing
  • Executive Coaching
  • Psychotherapy
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Transformative Meditation


Nadia Muwanga (BSc, PGdip)

Psychotherapist, Trainer & Consultant

I am a qualified psychotherapist who specialises in Cognitive and behavioural psychology. I also specialise in different modes of therapy such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), compassion focused therapy (CFT), Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT).

There are various factors that can contribute to our mental health in a positive and negative way. I am passionate about promoting and increasing awareness about mental health and wellbeing and I have over ten years’ worth of experience of designing and delivering training within the mental health sector.

My approach is holistic, and evidence based. My aim is to firstly create a culture of awareness and then look at ways to implement this by providing different strategies and interventions that are sustainable. What I find most important of all is that we are having these conversations. Developing the language and encouraging dialogue around this subject is the first step in a positive direction.

Whilst working within the NHS I gained a real insight into the consequences that delayed intervention can cause to one’s mental health and the benefits of accessing support at the right time. This, along with my growing awareness of the importance of understanding mental health at work, led to my working with a variety of organisations. I have since worked with organisations such as the metropolitan police, charities, universities, and different sized organisations. I help people and organisations to actualise their potential by integrating individual and organisational wellbeing through proactive mental health and wellbeing training creating a culture of high productivity and wellness.

Anne Cosentino

Wellbeing Programme Lead

I am an advocate for creating safe, mentally healthy workplaces and passionate about raising awareness of the importance of mental health to enable everyone to thrive via practical actions and steps to improve working culture in the architectural community.

I was previously responsible for supporting the delivery of the RIBA’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy by working with the organisation and its members, to become a more inclusive and diverse organisation and profession. I am part of several EDI related committees, panels, forums and networks, including the Mayor’s Greater London Authority Diversity Sounding Board, Architects’ Council of Europe’s Women in Architecture Taskforce; Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum and Women in Architecture UK.

I am also a Mental Health First Aider.

How to book

Practices or organisations can book this workshop for anyone in their organisation to attend. For more information, and to sign up contact Anne Cosentino, ABS Wellbeing Programme Lead, at

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