Helen Noble is currently a director in a progressive legal practice. She is also a psychology graduate with experience of working in the criminal justice system.
Helen became inspired by the resilience of the human spirit, and the courage and strength demonstrated by individuals amidst difficult circumstances, whilst working with life sentence prisoners who had reached a turning point and genuinely wanted to make a change in their lives.
Coming from a highly regulated profession where the rules are clearly demarcated, she found herself immersed in a world where a very different set of boundaries applied.
Working within the framework of psychological, rehabilitation programmes, Helen found that the timeless principles of human nature were the unwritten conventions that underpinned the opportunities for success. She learned at first hand of the power of an attitude of positive regard, the value of active listening, and the trust required for the act of suspending judgement, to allow for meaningful self-realization. In doing so, she discovered a spiritual dimension to the work.
Helen believes there are essentially two ways in which to approach others in all walks of life. One is to pick out the differences between people; the other being to seek out the similarities, on which we can build a base of mutual understanding, acceptance and respect.