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Meet the Joy Providers

We're a team of highly trained, experienced therapists and facilitators passionate about change.


Find Out About the Ferguson

Emma Ferguson, Founder, Facilitator and Trauma Informed Therapist.

BA (Hons) Drama, PGCE, MEd Psychology, MBACP, MBPsS, Cert. Counselling Supervision. 

Energy Medicine Practitioner, Grief Educator, Equine Therapist

Humanist Celebrant

“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 as a supervising facilitator the Hoffman Institute for 9 years until taking the leap to follow her own joy.

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.


A Summary on Steve

Steve McGrain, Facilitator. 

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".

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Ramblings About Ray

Ray Olatunde Badejo, Facilitator.

MBACP (Registered) Diploma in Counselling, Certificate 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?"

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Mentioning Mark

Mark Mace Smith, Facilitator.

Mentioning Mark
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.


A Little about Lou

Lou Ferguson, Facilitator and Coach.

Vinyasa Flow 400 hours Brahmani Yoga, Ashtanga And Yin Yoga 100 hours Brahmani Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga Adjustments 70 hours David Swenson.

Lou has empowered disadvantaged communities, families and individuals to make positive changes for over 20 years through social work, family coaching, and over the last 10 years movement and yoga.

She navigated her way through some deep rooted emotional trauma and a hectic, stressful career to more serenity in India. Harnessing the tools of yoga practice/teaching, dance, independent travel, adventure, trekking, vipassana meditations to create a healthier lifestyle.

Securing a sincere passion for her own continued self development she channels her values of integrity, humility, compassion and fun to help others grow emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Sharing creative, nourishing vinyasa flow and intelligent movement based on anatomical research and life changing coaching tools to give you strength, resilience and calm in the body and mind.

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