Vitae Peritia

Client quotes


British Nuclear

“Tony has effectively designed and delivered programmes for both specific groups and open programmes in areas ranging from communication skills to event management. In short, Tony met the need, delivered the skills, made them listen and they had fun.”

Peter Sargent, Training and Development Manager, British Nuclear Group.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust“

“I have known Tony for many years. His work has always been to the highest standard. Tony is an engaging trainer who receives excellent and highly rated course evaluations and feedback from course participants. He has developed course materials that are clear, interesting and most importantly give real learning to the learner.”

Richard French,

Forth Estuary Transport Authority

“I have had nothing but praise for the recent Customer Focus courses. Everyone is in a very upbeat mood and a lot of it is to do with the course. They have all found it very enjoyable, good fun and all took something from it. Laura said it was the best course she had ever attended.”

Gillian Laurie, Office Supervisor

British Energy

We have worked with Tony and Tessa of Aquarius International for a number of years, and always get a highly professional and personal service. They always make sure that they understand the needs of the business in order to deliver tailored and appropriate solutions. Their creative development of training solutions and materials is both innovative and intuitive and their delivery is timely and flexible.”

Sarah Johnson



“Tessa and Tony’s dynamism and strong belief in the value of the training they offer comes through in both their writing and course design. Their ideas are well thought through and clearly expressed. Visually, the text is well laid out and enlivened by eye-catching graphics.”

Angela Wilde, Commissioning Editor, Fenman Training.


“Tony is very enthusiastic about his work and this comes across in his writing style. He’s very focused and able to communicate his knowledge and experience in an easy to understand and user-friendly way. The inclusion of diagrams and graphics aid the reader’s understanding and make the text come alive.”

Angela Spall, Thorogood Publishing

One to one sessions

Confidence building and career development

“I just wanted to put on record my great delight with the effectiveness and professionalism of your career development consultancy. It is possibly one of the most difficult tasks to take on a person whose confidence has taken a knock, and turn them into a sure-fire candidate for success. You succeed superbly well and in my view everyone whether satisfied with their career or not, could benefit from the advice and techniques which you offer.

Most people think they know how to make the best of themselves, particularly if they are successful in their job. But you showed me that nothing could be further from the truth. Without your training, applying for a job is like crossing the road blindfold.

I am very pleased with the service you provided which I am sure allowed me very quickly to achieve a welcome move to a prestigious post at a good salary – and to negotiate a better deal than one initially on offer. Please feel free to quote me at any time.”

Paul M. Glasgow


‘I went for a second interview – a head to head between myself and one other. I found the advice and support from you extremely helpful. It gave me increased awareness, self-confidence and a cutting edge that as it turns out was decisive. Before coming to see you I didn’t really know what direction I wanted to go in and you helped me clarify my options and helped me focus on how to get there. I consider the fee modest by comparison to what I gained. In hindsight it’s the best money I have ever spent.”

Gerry H Reading

Career Counselling

‘I have just accepted an excellent offer of employment from Newcastle United Football Club. This new division I will be running will bring together 1100 staff and have an annual turnover of ….million pounds.

The point of my writing is to say how much your help in re- writing my CV has been in helping be secure this senior position from a relatively junior position with Scottish Enterprise. I was particularly impressed in the way that the CV guided the interviewers to my strengths and away from areas I felt less confident in. This had a positive effect on my performance during the interview. Another aspect was the way your presentation style used to the full with two A4 sheets. I am sure that this was a very positive point when my CV was placed beside the others.

Please do not hesitate to use my name as a testament to the very cost effective and successful nature of your assistance. Thanks you again for your help.’

Jim O’Connor Glasgow


“Thank you, Tessa, for carrying out an uncording therapy which has totally revolutionised my life and liberated me from a longstanding destructive bitterness which was starting to become obsessive. I can visit my history now with openness, acceptance and a willingness to understand which is life enhancing and healthier for all my other relationships. The lightness of mind it has given me is nothing short of glorious!”

A.G Edinburgh

Releasing a destructive relationship

“Thank you very much for the opportunity to experience ‘uncording’ . It worked! Things have definitely moved on for me in the last two weeks. It’s hard to explain how and why but I do feel there is significant progress for me with pulling away from ,,,,,,,,,,,, I never had a 40th birthday party last year – he didn’t want me to have one – so this week I had a 41st! For my closest friends and family, took them out for dinner and we had a ball – everyone got on famously and ………even asked if he was ‘invited ‘when he heard my plans. I felt very different when he sounded hurt when I said ‘No;’ ……… He is outside my circle now and I feel so much freer. So thank you Tessa for all your help.”

Mary P Glasgow

Goal setting

“I came on your goal setting workshop two months ago. I loved the visual work we did and the imagery too. I went home and finished my drawing and started that night to visualise my goal. Two weeks ago I saw my perfect home, having been very specific about what I wanted. My offer was accepted. I have also been losing weight and finding I am able to do so without too much problems this time. Please let me know when you are running any other courses.”

Angela G Edinburgh