Paul Clare Transpersonal Life Coach
07968 416466 / 07968 416466
Hi, thank you for looking at my page. I am Professional Performance & Life Coach living in Bournemouth Dorset. I have also trained in several Energy Based Therapeutic approaches which I use in Life Coaching to help people overcome stuck states to be able to achieve their goals, and to live the life they want.
My Army Experience
My interest in the Army was established at an early age (Aldershot was my home town a large Army Garrison) and it was something I really passionately want to do. The journey I took to get into the Army was not a simple one, sometimes our plans are not a straight line and we have to learn to adapt and persevere if we want to achieve our outcomes - something that I have had to do throughout my Army career and life. Joining the Army helped me overcome my early life challenges by focussing on what I wanted to achieve and find out how to do it.
Not content with the idea of a normal Army career, I chose to try for The Parachute Regiment and follow in my father's footsteps, the road was full of personal and physical challenges as you can imagine. Having achieved my goal at an early age I then applied for service with the Special Forces. Again, a considerable undertaking and task that also was not a straight forward process - having failed 2/3rds though the process. I elected to wait, recover, gather myself and to try again 2 years later and was successful. To facilitate this I had to learn how to set goals and work towards them and to learn from inevitable setbacks - the journey was not straightforward, and, one thing is for sure the mantra of: 'there is no failure, only "feedback" is very much true, if you have the mental flexibility to accept that.
Learning from adversity and trying again to succeed has been a theme in my life - one that has been positive in terms of self development and by way of developing Emotional Intelligence. I feel that my skills as a coach are hugely enhanced by these experiences. Success and change, is about constantly learning and trying again.
Coaching: Personal Attributes
My interest in coaching came towards the later part of a successful 25 year army career. Having spent most of my career with both the Parachute Regiment and Special Forces, and driven by a desire to be the best I could be in whatever he chose to do, to keep testing myself, I had, on reflection, consistently displayed an ability to focus and learn the necessary 'Knowledge and Skills' and develop the necessary 'Attitudes' to achieve my goals. Something I am passionate about, and something I want to share with others and to help them achieve their goals. In essence I want to 'be the Coach I never had' to others. To help people become the best version of themselves, to do their best work.
Peak Performance - within the context of the army is something I chose to achieve, consistently achieving my goals. To facilitate this, I learned, applied and demonstrated the required attitudes during what are generally considered as some of the toughest military selection and training processes in the world. There definitely comes a point where attitude is, as important, if not more important, than physical attributes. Additionally I have overcome several personally challenging situations/experiences which have given me experience and maturity and ultimately developed my 'Emotional Intelligence' which I can now use to help people achieve results. However, this process would have been a little easier if I had the help of a Coach!
Coaching: Understanding 'The Inner Game'
In the later stages of my career I was a Senior Manager, turning my attention to the Training and Development of people within this niche military group. This is where I was exposed to Coaching as a Leadership, Management, Communication and Training model. Where I also learned the psychology behind the processes I had applied to myself to achieve my goals. They keys to helping others achieve their goals.
Coaching may be used to not only develop individual knowledge skills and the ability to learn but more importantly to develop useful attitudes that achieve results. This is something I am passionate about, and is something that I recognised that Specialist Forces naturally utilise and develop - a 'can do', positive, proactive & empowered attitude to effectively meet operational challenges.
Empowered people typically have the belief system and supporting attitudes to support being self-motivated, self-directed and self-actualising and actively seek results to problems before they become a crisis - something that is key in the challenges of life and business/career environments. These elements are, in my experience the key attributes to success. Key here however is that everyone has the same potential to achieve greatness, but they get in their own way, they lose 'the inner game'.
Complimentary Therapies, Making Peace with your Past!
As well as a wealth of life and Coaching experiences I have also had to deal with a range of emotional challenges, some traumatic events, as well as the challenge of leaving the army after so long - which is something that takes time to adjust to I can assure you. Understanding negative effects of our own psychology, emotions and beliefs is important to me as it is in this area that 'Transpersonal' Coaching comes into play. I naturally crossed over into the therapeutic side of coaching to explore how to help people let go of the negative emotional aspects that hold us back, whilst clearing and healing myself In the process.
My Own Emotional Challenges and EFT
This interest came after a quick experience of Emotional Freedom Techniques or 'Tapping', at an NLP Forum Meeting I attended. In what I can only describe as a profound experience, my negative emotions and thoughts about a particular issue disappeared in about 5 minutes! I had to know more, so read several books and attended training in Gamma Mindset, EFT & Matrix ReImprinting.
In this process I worked on some aspects from my life that I thought did not bother me anymore. The truth was I had just put them away but never fully dealt with them (witnessing a very serious Road Traffic Accident when young, the death of my mother when I was 11 years old, being caught in an explosion in a training incident as a paratrooper). Approaches like NLP, EFT and FasterEFT have really helped me make sense of and heal those aspects of my past. They have also been fundamental to helping me deal with the emotional challenges of leaving the forces. Achieving goals and results is fine when you are doing what you love - but to leave the army and to try to find purpose afterwards has been very difficult at times. In short, I had been very lost at times, but the tools and techniques I have learned have helped me gain emotional balance again, to be happy, more fulfilled and in control. Happiness very much is an inside job - it is just our outdated beliefs and programs hold us back. I have learned to overcome these challenges and have also learned how to help others do the same. Something I am passionate about and want to share. To help people be the very best versions of themselves that they can be!
EFT and its variations can be used to work on a wide range of things such as Sadness, Fears, Emotional Traumas, Anger, Resentment, Guilt, Judgement, Abandonment, Betrayals, PTSD, and can help people access a more helpful psychology in helping to overcome the effects of illness and disease. A positive psychology, gained through clearing out our 'crap' and letting go of old ways of thinking can really help to tip the balance with our physiology and the body's ability to heal. The power of the mind is very powerful if you can learn how to use it.
Over the last 7 years I have gained the following qualifications academically, coaching, training and learning development as well as exploring complimentary therapies in relation to unlocking unhelpful patterns and mental blocks to behaviour that block performance and living a fulfilled life:
MSc Security and Risk Management (Loughborough University)
Coaching, Mentoring and Training
Attitude Change Technology (ACT) Master Practitioner Coach (Level 7)
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner
UK Army Master Coach
(UK Defence) Train the Trainer (DTTT)
ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
Certificate in Teaching in the Life Long Sector
NLP Master Practitioner
'Faster EFT' Level 3 Practitioner
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Level 3 Practitioner
Matrix Re-Imprinting Practitioner
Time Line Therapy Practitioner
Hypnosis Practitioner (non clinical)
To find out more about Coaching and the Therapeutic Approaches I can use please visit my website: http://www.paulclare.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
ILM: Institute of Leadership and Management
ANLP: The Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming
Member of the City and Guilds Institute
1. Attitude Change Technology (ACT) Master Practitioner Coach looking at learning and development of Executives, Leaders, Managers and Team Leaders, Role Models. Learn a more productive way of thinking in order to face challenges.
2. NLP Coaching (Master Practitioner) Able to teach personal NLP to facilitate better understanding and performance of self and others.
3. Transpersonal Coaching using conventional coaching tools and techniques and aspects of complimentary therapies for working on Negative Emotions and Behaviours that can hold people back from achieving the goals and peak performance (NLP, Time Line, Hypnosis, EFT, Faster EFT (level 3 practitioner), Matrix ReImprinting).
I am fully Insured, Conduct regular CPD, Practitioner Swaps and Regular Coaching / Therapy Swaps and Sessions.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Business Coaching, I have a good understanding of Business Needs and am able to offer Coaching in this area for Small Business Owners and Business people alike.
- Executive Coaching - I have specialist experience in the development of Leaders and Managers up-to and Including Executive Level (Level 7).
- Helping Veterans with Combat Stress or PTSD Related issues, by providing self help and management tools and releasing negative associations to events (FEFT/ EFT/ Matrix).
- Negative Emotions and Limiting Beliefs, Phobias. Sadness, Fears, Emotional Traumas, Anger, Resentment, Guilt, Judgement, Abandonment, Betrayal, Helplessness.
- Loss and Grief, Addictions and Food related issues using FEFT.
- Parents as Coaches - build resilience in your children and improve their emotional intelligence for tomorrow as well as yourself so that you can be a good role model and teacher.
- Youth Coaching - we have all been there in one way or another, leaving school, not sure of what to do, grades not as expected. Unfortunately schools do not teach us what we need to take control of our lives and futures and the tools to do so.
Personal (Life) Coaching using a mixture of techniques and approaches including NLP:
Initial consultation (1 hr) £65 - Where I get to know the client, their issue, their goals and describe the method/approach I would use with them. This is followed by a Complimentary 1 hour session based on the initial consultation where the client can start to work on their issues (Values, Life Balance, Goal Setting).
Subsequent sessions are at an hourly rate of £65.00 per hour. I can do 1 or 2 hour sessions, usually first session is 2 hours with the complimentary hour included. I can change this to meet your requirements.
Complimentary Therapy (NLP, Time Line Therapy, Hypnosis, EFT, Matrix, FEFT):
OCTOBER 2016 OFFER - For purposes of my own CPD I am able to offer Life Coaching and Therapy at a cost of £45.00 per hour (first hour free) for the October period. Available until 16/10/16. Please contact for more details.
Initial Consultation ( up to 1hr) £65, followed by a Complimentary hour (first session 2hrs)
Hourly rate £65.00 per hour - I prefer the first session to be around 2 hours so that I can help clients with their 'stuff' and give them tools to use.
Veterans with Combat Stress/PTSD issues - Complimentary Therapies used:
Initial Consultation (1 hr) £40
Second Hour Complimentary - again first session is ideally 2 hours.
Hourly rate thereafter £40
Initial consultation (1 hr) £100 where I can get to know you, your aim and discuss A.C.T. Methodology (A.C.T. is from Performance people Ltd of which I am an Associate).
Hourly rate £100 per hour - sessions are initially 2 hours, then 1 hours is possible, or I can deliver half a day (£400), full day (£800) training sessions or 5 day programs (Please ask for details). For this I use Attitude Change Technology (A.C.T.) to improve Leadership, Management and Personal Skills and Thinking. Accreditation with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) is possible.
I prefer not to block book sessions - I prefer to let clients take responsibility for their own needs. But am happy to do so if clients wish to do this.
Paul is a Professional Performance Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Complimentary Therapist able to use a 'Transpersonal' approach where needed to help people achieve goals and peak performance in life and work.
He has served a full career in the Army in the more specialist and challenging roles and has a wealth of contexts and personal life experiences which gives him a mature, professional empathic and balanced approach to being a Professional Coach and Therapist. He has extensive training in Executive Leadership Development and Life Coaching, NLP and Complementary Therapies as well as Training Delivery to allow him to help people - he has experienced all of the therapies personally.
Able to use a personalised and blended approach to help you unlock your potential to achieve the results you want, or to change limiting beliefs and behaviours, attitudes and negative emotions.
- Also registered with Therapy Directory
Type of session
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Available in Bournemouth now.