Meet the Joy Providers
The Joy Provision team is comprised of qualified health and wellness specialists ready to put their energy and skills towards helping you reach your goals. All of our team members believe in establishing an energy balance and flow within your mind and body. Get in touch to learn more about our incredible team — we’re looking forward to being a part of your healthy lifestyle.
Find Out About the Ferguson
Emma Ferguson, Founder, Facilitator and Therapist.
BA (Hons), PGCE , MEd, MBACP, FDAP (accred), MBPsS, Cert. Counselling Supervision. Supervising Hoffman Facilitator, Holistic yoga teacher and Energy Medicine Practitioner.
PGCE, International Association of Trauma Practitioner.
“See the shine, not the shit” is how Emma Ferguson chooses to live her life today, but it hasn’t always been that way. Like us all, Em craved a joyful life yet always looked for it in the wrong places. Mistaking drama and chaos for passion, she avoided truly connecting with the world. Although she was a mother to two young children and worked as a secondary teacher for several years, Em eventually found herself lost in a nightmare of addiction and spiritual bankruptcy.
As she began to seek recovery, Em finally started to find the sense of purpose and passion that she’d always craved and felt compelled to share that with others who were struggling. After training to become a psychologist and therapist, she gained vast experience working with addicts and their families. Although this work was fulfilling, she knew that she needed more.
Creative expression and a connection with the outdoors and animals are key to Em’s development, and she gained new skills, training and working with the Hoffman Institute.
For years she was adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, yet today she lives a mainly joyful life. Through Joy Provision, Em is sharing her experiences, inspiring others to undergo similar amazing change and she would love to offer you the opportunity to do the same.
Zooming in on Zoe
Administrator, enrolement, logistics, MA Social Anthropology
Zoe has been collecting addictive behaviours since her teens - mainly around food, drugs, love and drama. She studied humans at university, got an MA in social anthropology, and she’s been studying them ever since.
Her first proper job was on the helpline at the Terrence Higgins Trust in the 90s and her last was working with the Hoffman Process up until 2020. She is fully signed up for a lifetime of learning and is happiest doing this in a group - it’s so much quicker and much more fun. She has lost count of all the courses she has done, culminating in our very own SHINE, the pinnacle, the course to end all courses! You can read her testimonial here…
More about Mairi
Facilitator and coach
BA Social Economic History, Post Grad Dip TV and media, Supervising Hoffman Facilitator, Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner and Facilitator intern with CI
Mairi Russell is an incisive and passionate practitioner whose potency flows from her drive to experience life alongside others as deeply as possible.
Prior to working with people seeking more from life, Mairi showed us the world from behind her lens, in her long and dazzling career as a writer, broadcaster, editor and TV producer.
Mairi has met the world, filmed it, and shown it back to us. Despite her gratitude for the honour, she felt her career was a mask and she was a 'performer' in her own world. Then, life threatening illness forced Mairi into a new and emotional journey.
She embarked on 12 years of re-training and gained thousands of hours of experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Now, charged with her natural speed of thought and tenacity to follow emotional smoke, with a light and easy touch, she safely slices through layers of hurt, fear and shame to help others find authenticity , joy and love.
A Summary on Steve
Steve McGrain, MSC Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Diploma in Counselling. Cert in Counselling Supervision. MBCAP, FDAP
Steve is a Mancunian psychotherapist and a counsellor. He works in private practice, and also works with organisations who specialise in working with addictions. He’s skilled in 1:1 therapy and is also a dexterous group facilitator, workshop leader and clinical supervisor, currently on the way to earning a Masters Degree in Cognitive Therapy.
Steve’s highest point is in the now- experience, challenge and growth. His inspiration and way of being draws energy from being a father. Steve was moved by the profound experience of supporting his partner through his son’s birth, and watching his son
grow, which fuels Steve’s sense of freedom."Max teaches me so much about being at ease in life, playing, asking and watching with curiosity with spontaneous expression".
Ramblings About Ray
Ray Olatunde Badejo, MBACP (Registered) Diploma in Counselling, Cerificate in Supervision
Ray is a qualified Integrative therapist specialising in addiction and solution-focused therapy. He has vast experience of delivering group therapy in the addiction field and runs a private practice delivering one to one therapy.
An early life of abandonment issues and lack of secure childhood attachments led Ray to an eventual life of dysfunction, dissatisfaction, instability and ultimately addiction.
After working in marketing and living all over the world, seeking solutions to increasing problems outside of himself, Ray’s life finally ground to a shuddering halt 15 years ago incurring legal issues.
A change came in the form of therapy and recovery which led to a new narrative back to his true self his soul. This change was so profound, Ray made a decision this was to be his purpose in life. And so started a journey of sense, connection, freedom, andmeaning.
This led Ray down his current path helping others find the courage to change. He asks often "How is your soul today?"
Mark Mace Smith, Facilitator
Mark is an auto didactic, polymathic artist who manipulates words, sounds, shapes
and motions in a daily quest for peace, love, unity and universal freedom.
Mark is a photographer with a poet’s passport, a film maker with a painter’s eye, an actor with a dancer’s rhythm, a drummer harmonising on the offbeat. Sometimes he sings – about freedom.
Since 9/11 Mark has been travelling nationally and internationally as a poet who happened to have a camera. Now after 17 years on the road he is a professional portrait photographer who happens to perform poems. It is some kind of freedom.