About me

I have been interested in personal development in some capacity since the mid 1980s. NLP has been a real game changer for my outlook on life. I started studying it for personal development but by the time I qualified as a Master Practitioner I was seeing the benefits of coaching other people.

Are you feeling stuck or unable to move forward to achieve your goals?
Are you unsure what your goals are?
Are you feeling blocked by your own thoughts and feelings?
Would you like to become your own solution?

What is Coaching with NLP?
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a group of ideas and techniques for helping us understanding the way we individually perceive the world. Every person has a world (map) that is unique and understanding that map gives an insight into ‘where you are’ and how that map influences the way you see the events around you.

How this may be of interest to you
Most people will find there are parts of their personalities which they have not yet fully explored. Exploration can lead to finding out things about ourselves that have never been fully realised. Thoughts that were always there but had become obscured or buried.
Exploring your personal map of the world can be revealing. It is possible in most cases to develop a new perspective. This in turn can result in different ways of looking at situations and the instigation of alternative actions or behaviours.

What to expect from your first session?
I usually start with a 15-20 minute phone interview to discuss your requirements.
I would then send you a pre-coaching questionnaire.
The first session would be spent going through the questionnaire and clarifying your goals and is usally an hour or more.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Introductory Stage of Counselling (Person Centred) (July 2005 Colchester Institute)
  • NLP Practitioner (June 2014 – Toby and Kate McCartney)
  • NLP Master Practitioner (September 2016 – Beyond Training Solutions Ltd)
  • Life Coaching Diploma (May 2017 – Centre of Excellence IAHT)

I have been based at Woodbridge Complimentary Health Centre as an NLP Practitioner and Life Coach since October 2017.

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Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

1 hour sessions. Price £75 per session.

Block bookings of 5 sessions for £300 (usually paid in advance).

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Friday at  Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre
or on Thursday at Ogilvy Hall in Lawford by prior arrangement.

By Zoom call on other days of the week.

Further information

I see clients at Woodbridge Complimentary Health Centre, Martlesham

I can also see people at Ogilvy Hall in Lawford, Essex on Thursday if this is more suitable for clients.

Zoom coaching sessions are also possible on most other days of the week.

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Testimonials

"After several years of major stresses in my life, the death of my mother and the
birth of my last child, I felt like I'd lost control of my ability to deal with stress.
I had been suffering from anxiety and panic attack for some time, at what felt to
me like completely random moments.
Being someone who has quite pronounced trust issues and a previous negative
experience with counselling, I looked for someone I felt I could trust and really
open up to.
In Andrew I found a true kindred spirit, someone who made me feel completely
safe and valued.
I found myself opening up in a way that really surprised me.
Andrew provides such a warm and open space, you find yourself letting go of
all the issues that have been bottled up inside and in letting go, you reach a
place of deep inner calm.
My sessions felt so relaxed, much like talking to an old friend.
I never once felt led or forced in any one direction but somehow Andrew guided
me through all the issues in my life that had brought me to this point in time
and then guided me back out the other side a totally different person. One who
can now manage the feelings of rising stress before they lead to the anxiety
and stress of the past.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Andrew to anyone, whatever the issue, in
Andrew you will find somebody who really cares."
LIZ, HOMESCHOOLING MOTHER OR SIX

"I found in Andrew a like soul who was attuned to my way of thinking and understood, without much ado, where I was and where I wanted to be. He provided me with a safe environment to share private thoughts and emotions and enabled me to look at myself from a different perspective, to let go of old self images and move on to re-imagine my world. Time well spent."
JOHN, COMPANY DIRECTOR

"On a sightseeing trip, leaving a cathedral and following exit signs. We got stuck in a lobby with no exit doors available. I started to feel real gut wrenching panic in my stomach and brain. But it seemed to happen in slow motion. And I remembered my recent clean spaces coaching session about anxiety. So I spoke out loud about my internal experience and it started to ease. Then I gathered my resources and used them. By the time they rescued us I was as cool as a cucumber again. It was quite astonishing to notice how I coached myself away from panic to calm."
STEVE, FRIEND

“Another knock back put me in a place that I didn’t want to be. So, after three nights of no sleep, I decided to do something about it. I’ve had so many counseling sessions in the past and wanted to try something different. How lucky was I to find Andrew. From my initial meeting I knew I wanted to try NLP. I actually looked forward to our meetings as every session was different, although you can re visit anything if you’re not sure. Andrew, well, he has a warmth about him that makes you feel relaxed and at ease. I’m not going to go into NLP as it is adapted to you, but here I am a few months later holding my head up high and not looking back.”
HELEN, TEACHING ASSISTANT

"Whilst studying for my degree in the final stages I was unable to motivate myself to work on my dissertation in spite of having the knowledge at hand. I was actively self sabotaging and procrastinating with no idea why. Working through neurological levels with Andrew uncovered my unconscious reasons for doing so and upon examining and exploring them deeper my motivation returned and I successfully finished the project."
JOANNE, DEGREE STUDENT

"Several years ago I suffered immense trauma that threw me into PTSD. As a therapist myself I understood the neurobiological reasons why the trauma kept coming to the fore leaving me stuck even though I had engaged in much therapy. I had an NLP session with Andrew in which we went through a timeline exercise. During this session I was able to bring into consciousness all the fear that I had felt at the time but had disassociated from. The experience enabled my brain to revisit the trauma and store the memory correctly thus enabling me to move forward."
LUCY, THERAPIST

Sandy Lane
Woodbridge
IP12 4SD

Mistley
Manningtree
Essex
CO11

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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