Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with John Perry

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with John Perry

Event Summary

This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the causes of and remedies for Imposter Syndrome.

Wednesday, 3 July
09:30 - 11:30
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

Lead Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mr John Perry
Mr John Perry
Speaker & Trainer
This training will be run over Zoom. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, and ensure it is has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log into Zoom 09:15 session runs 09:30 to 11:30


Imposter Syndrome is the experience that many high-achieving people have of feeling a fraud, of not deserving their success, a fear of being ‘found out’, of not being as competent as other people think they are.  It is characterized by chronic self-doubt, feeling phoney, attributing success to luck or other external factors, feeling unable to live up to expectations, etc.

The best evidence is that it effects women more often than men and people from humble origins more than those from more privileged backgrounds.  

Many people who experience imposter syndrome prioritize self-esteem (which has to be earned) over self-worth (which is innate). The solution therefore is to encourage unconditional self-acceptance and a focus on recognizing our innate self-worth rather than chasing ever-higher self-esteem


This interactive, two-hour workshop will provide an overview of:

  • The crucial difference between self worth and self-esteem
  • Overcoming guilt and shame
  • How to break the habit of constantly assessing yourself and your performance
  • Moving from self-reproach to self-acceptance
  • Substituting ‘could’ for ‘should’ -eg. rather than, ‘I should exercise more’; substituting ‘I could exercise more’.
  • Moving from proving oneself to valuing oneself.
  • Substituting a focus on being interesting to a focus on being interested.


Participants will leave with an understanding of the causes of and remedies for Imposter Syndrome.

Previous Delegate Feedback

" A really good session, well-structured and comprehensive. Well referenced to the literature and also practical in approach. Good facilitation. Superb and a high impact session"

In this podcast, Dr Edd Rendell, Medical Director at Wessex LMCs, speaks with John Perry about tips for coping with Imposter Syndrome

This event is not being recorded

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mr John Perry
Mr John Perry
Trainer - Coach & Psychological Wellbeing Expert

John Perry has delivered coaching, workshop facilitation and consultancy to a wide range of world-class organisations, including financial services, media, manufacturing, government, policing, and health services.

John is a former Principal Teaching Fellow at a leading Russel Group University, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has published over a dozen articles and is a regular speaker at international conferences, including the International Conference of the Association for Coaching. John was the winner of SUSU’s ‘Most Engaging Lecturer’ award for 2020.

John has particular expertise in the areas of Psychological Wellbeing, Stress Management & Resilience, Values Exploration, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Promoting Unconditional Self-Acceptance.

John holds 4 Masters’ degrees, including in Health Psychology & Psychotherapy, and Professional Certifications in Coaching, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Existential Analysis, Reality Therapy, Transactional Analysis, NLP, Personal Construct Psychology, Group Work and Supervision. He is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and holds accreditations in both Strengthscope and the Strength Deployment Inventory and in ‘Time to Think’, ‘Wingwave’ and ‘Therapeutic’ Coaching.

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


BaNES Staff Bath & North East Somerset (BaNES) Practices have given Wessex LMCs some of their training budget, to be used for their staff (not GPs) only. To access this funding, you must be working in a Practice in Bath or North East Somerset and not be a GP. £00.00

Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £90.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on louise.greenwood@wessexlmcs.org.uk

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address


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