About me

I am a calm, methodical and patient coach.

I particularly like working with people who are at a crossroads in their life wishing to discover or regain a sense of who they really are, who they would like to be, or those who would like to explore and plan a new direction.

I equally enjoy helping people to cope with changes in their lives that can be difficult or challenging.

Along with my private clients, I have been coaching individuals and teams in a variety of organisations for over 25 years.

I have helped people with a wide range of issues including:

  • Confidence and Self Esteem

  • Interpersonal Communication

  • Relationships

  • Professional Development

  • Careers & Career Change

  • Returning to Work

  • Decision Making and Goal Setting

  • Life Planning

  • Changing with "The Change" 

  • Redundancy


I have had an interesting and varied life; along the way I have explored my creativity, increased my understanding of how we think, behave, communicate and learn. I have embraced change, developed coping strategies, gained a greater sense of self awareness and met many wonderful people who have taught, coached and inspired me, to be just me.

I have set up and run my own businesses and held lead roles within further education and national charities. I have lead projects, managed and developed services and teams within health and social care settings and in recent years have been actively involved in public engagement and consultation.

If you are at a stage in your life where you are thinking about making changes but do not know where to begin I can help you.

I am fully insured and a member of:

Debbie de Mornay Penny

MCMA, BA (Hons), PGCE.

My qualifications 

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Education & Training) - L7

  • Operational Management - L5

  • Internal Quality Assurance - L4

  • Graphic Design BA (Hons) specialising in book illustration with additional studies in psychology and the therapeutic benefits of art.


Continuing Professional Development

Maintaining and developing my own skills are important to me, here are some examples of my CPD:

  • Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) - (INLPTA)

  • Applied Neuro Analysis and Advanced NLP

  • Emotional Intelligence & Leadership

  • Emotion Coaching

  • L3 - Diploma - Positive Psychology (Distinction)

  • L3 - Diploma - Counselling Skills (Distinction)

  • L3 Diploma - Life Coaching  (Distinction)

  • L4 Advanced CBT Diploma  (Distinction)     

  • One to One Supervision

  • Professional Supervision Skills

  • Optimising Team Performance and GROW Model

  • Optimising Team Performance and Transactional Analysis

  • Coaching for Managers

  • Mentoring for Mentors

  • Performance Review and Development

  • Behavioural Insights

  • Mindfulness, Resilience and Well being

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Vipassana Meditation

  • Be Wise for Wellbeing

  • Mental Health Awareness

  • Dyslexia - Friendly Strategies

"We do not learn from experience....we learn from reflecting on experience"


John Dewey


"Debbie understands how to encourage and develop essential skills such as confidence and self-esteem. Debbie demonstrates her skills with kindness and patience, recognising the importance of a positive and mutually inclusive working partnership".



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