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Subjects Taught

Life Coaching

Price Guide
Individual £22.00

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Personal Description:

I taught academic Psychology for over twenty years at a college rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED. I worked with young people at all academic levels - GCSE, BTEC, A Level, Degree. I also worked throughout this time in a number of pastoral contexts; personal tutor. social skills training, leading emotional management workshops and advocacy. My background was in Youth Work before I went into teaching, and for a year I managed a resource offering individual help and support to disadvantaged and emotionally challenged young people. I am now semi-retired; I work both as an academic Psychology examiner and as a private academic tutor. In recent years I have also been working as a life coach with young people.

Training Specialisms:

Over the last decade there has been a worrying increase in reported levels of mental health issues among young people. This phenomenon further suggests there may well be many people who are struggling, but have not reported or shared their concerns with anyone. I have always thought that Emotional Management training should be available and accessible for every young person from age 11 (perhaps in school) right through to early adulthood. There are a range of techniques and strategies that every young person can absorb and practice that will massively aid their resilience in the face of all kinds of social, academic and professional pressures, strategies that are useful and lifelong. That's where I come in.

Training Methods:

In the first instance it is crucial to establish if life-coaching/emotional management is appropriate - to that end initial contact via the site will hopefully establish IF I can help, and most importantly whether any training I offer will be practical and useful for the client. Having established the areas the particular individual needs to work on, I will devise a bespoke programme for the client. I will never specify EXACTLY how long each client needs - sometimes a particular individual may feel they will benefit from 3-4 sessions; others may need longer. There is no set formula. In recent years my emotional management training strategies have been influenced by the writings and ideas of the renowned sports psychologist Dr Steve Peters (former Psychologist with Liverpool FC and UK cycling team, and author of 'The Chimp Paradox'). Clients will find that I am open, friendly and practical and above all reassuring.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Bolton (1994) - PGCE (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Leeds (1989) - BA(Hons) Psychology/Sociology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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