Antonia Macaro

Bristol, BS1 5BB 07931 423153 07931 423153
Bristol, BS1 5BB
07931 423153 07931 423153

About me

My unique integrative approach blends Acceptance and Commitment coaching, existential therapy and practical philosophy, to help you to get to know yourself better, clarify what really matters to you, and start taking practical steps towards goals that genuinely reflect your values. Often our own thoughts and feelings get in the way, and part of the process is to learn to handle them differently.

This approach is particularly appropriate if

  • you are going through some kind of transition and would like to take stock of your life
  • have some big decisions to make, or are struggling with a dilemma
  • are a bit dissatisfied with who you've become and would like to steer your life in a direction you truly value

If you choose to work with me, our sessions will be tailored to what you bring. There may be more exploration of what matters, or more attention to achieving your goals. Normally there has to be a bit of both, as changes need a solid foundation of self-knowledge and authentic values to be lasting. I see the process as a reflective dialogue in which we are both committed to investigating things with curiosity.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of the Association for Coaching.

I have trained in the following coaching approaches:

• Acceptance and Commitment Coaching/Therapy (ACT)

• Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching (Centre for Coaching, London)

• Health and Wellbeing Coaching (Centre for Coaching, London)

• Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, which in essence is another approach to coaching

Additionally, I am a qualified existential therapist and addiction counsellor with many years' experience. I have an MA in philosophy. I integrate all this experience into my coaching work.

Member organisations


Association for Coaching

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The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.


£50 an hour in Bristol and on Skype.

Further information

Sessions are friendly and confidential, and length and timescale are flexible. A session is usually an hour but can be longer. I can work short term (1-6 sessions) or long-term. A single session can be useful but it will normally take time to grapple with dilemmas, or issues of identity and value. We can discuss all this at the initial session.

As well as jointly deciding on the best way forward, I aim to make the initial session a useful exercise in itself. My hope is that you will have something to take away from it, be it being a bit clearer on the issues at stake, or what the first baby step might look like.

I offer sessions in central Bristol (Colston Street, BS1, close to the BRI and the main bus station) and sometimes in London. I also work on Skype.

Colston Street

Type of session

Online life coaching
Telephone life coaching
Face to face life coaching
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair-accessible premises

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access No

Antonia Macaro

Antonia Macaro

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07931 423153
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