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About me

I am an ICF-certified life coach and medical doctor, based in Clerkenwell and Marylebone, London.

My field of speciality is the human design: how our physical, mental, emotional and relational aspects interrelate. With the precision of a medical doctor and the grit of my life experience, I facilitate a space for you to work towards deep transformation and live into your full humanity. I combine sophisticated coaching tools with my knowledge about the body and mind. With these, I create a space for you to:

  • Get clarity about life-choices
  • Figure out smarter ways to work
  • Create better habits
  • Get break-through in areas where you might feel stuck

"When a friend introduced me to the concept of a life coach, my initial response was: “I don’t need one. I’m a perfectly sane and well-balanced individual.” And yet, 20 minutes into a one-hour Skype session with Albert, I found myself delving into things I’ve never really addressed (learning when to say no and making more time for myself were the two key takeaways). Albert’s given me a new-found awareness of – and investment in – myself which is very much treasured.”

- Jessica Diner, Beauty Director, Vogue, London

Every session is a new journey! Albert is a master at going deep into the solution. I appreciate his professionality, every discussion is a movement to new perspectives. Our coaching calls gave me so much during these last few months: a lot of support, a new way of thinking, a different vision, how to see myself in the future, how to relate with problems and manage my tough experiences.

- Francesca Fanni, Fashion Stylist, Cagliari, Italy

"Albert is a phenomenal life coach. He’s so good at helping you discover what it is you truly want to achieve both short term and long term. He’s great at taking long rants and turning them into a simple extraction of what you’re really trying to communicate. I’ve been with Albert for 3 or 4 months and haven’t be disappointed, not once. He has really helped me have my head screwed on right in many aspects of my life."

- Andrew Fulford, Packaging Brewer at Camden Town Brewery -

"Dr Albert is a fantastic life coach. He is intuitive and helps you see things from a different perspective. With his guidance and encouragement, I was able to make some bold decisions. He made me feel relaxed and at ease, which helped me to open up and take a good look at myself."

- Candice Monsear-Wilson Account manager at Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency -

Working with Albert was life-changing. He has an incredible ability to listen and help you find clarity when it seems impossible. He gave me space to and tools to evaluate my priorities and choices, helping me to move forward into a new career path while juggling family life. Work with Albert helped me find my inner voice, and grow with confidence into a new chapter of my life. I use the techniques he taught me every day, grateful for all of his encouragement, patience, expertise and motivation.

- Hanna Goldsmith, Food-blogger and owner of BuildingFeasts.com -

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified medical doctor and certified life coach. I have worked in the health and wellness industry for 10 years, across 4 continents and in more than 8 countries.

My varied interests and diverse skill-set has allowed me to work across a broad range of industries. These include

* Executive coaching
* Career coaching
* Wellness-coaching
* Health technology & innovation
* Music production
* Presenting & performance


* MBChB cum laude in Family Medicine
* Diploma in Practitioner Coaching
* Introduction to Integrative Medicine Certificate cum laude
* Subtle expressions expert level certification
* Micro expressions expert level certification

Member organisations


UK International Coach Federation (ICF)

The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.

Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.

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Additional information

Coaching sessions are tailored to fit the client’s profile and context.

Depending on the location, type of package and value-added services, sessions can vary from £100 to £200 per hour.

When I work

I am able to offer flexible session-times, including evenings and weekends, with various possible venue-options.

Further information

At age 5, when I had barely started reading, my parents gave me a book entitled: “1001 Questions and Answers.” Paging through that large book with it’s red cover and bright yellow lettering is one of my favourite childhood memories. I would read and re-read the factoids about how the world works – enthralled by the amazing complexity of it all! Questions like: What is the largest animal? How fast does a nerve-impulse travel? How deep is the deepest part of the sea? and How many planets are in our solar system?

This insatiable curiosity about the universe and its inhabitants is the golden thread running throughout my career. Over the past 10 years, it has served me well in my work as general practitioner, health innovation consultant and life coach.

The reason I have migrated from mainstream healthcare into life coaching was in response to a growing frustration: a frustration with the fragmented health system. Despite the incredible wealth of treatments and cures offered by general medicine, I couldn’t turn a blind eye to the shortcomings: The disheartened patient when doctors cannot provide them with a ‘by-the-book’ diagnosis; the helplessness of the doctor, when a patient struggles to break their unhealthy habits; the confusion when a patient is ‘cured’ on paper, but they still experience suffering and pain.

This mounting frustration inspired me to explore further, burned by the question: isn’t there a better way to serve people?

It is this burning question that led me into the field of health innovation, finding creative solutions to give patients access to doctors. That same question led me into the world of integral coaching and changed my entire perspective of health and wellness. I discovered that every person has an inherent ability to master their own lives; and that, through a series of powerful coaching questions, this innate wisdom can be unlocked, opening entirely new possibilities of health and wholeness.

23 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AA

The Charterhouse Clinic, 98 Crawford Street, London, W1H 2HL

Type of session

In person

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