Claire McAllister - Blackbird Life Coaching

Claire McAllister - Blackbird Life Coaching


07395 618 529

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07395 618 529

About me

I have a Diploma in Individual and Relationship Counselling (BACP recognised course of 850 hours); am a languages graduate and qualified teacher through Southampton University and a vocalist/composer/lyricist of 14 years with a Music Masters in Jazz Voice from the Guildhall School of Music.

I have privately studied personal development, psychology and spirituality through my life to find the answers to ultimate peace, happiness and fulfilment.

The process of writing and releasing my first original album of songs 'Caminos' was a deep and challenging personal journey and since then I have been helping other people achieve their goals, not just musically or artistically, but in the wider sphere of realising their own potential in any area of life. There are often inner blocks such as limiting self beliefs or outer constraints such as pressing responsibilities that make it difficult and often feel impossible to achieve the life we so deeply wish for.

Mode of Working:

With a background in counselling I amalgamate the practical goal orientating approach of coaching with a gentle reflection on issues which could be preventing success. I will provide exercises and practices to help identify your true goals and how to get there.

As a creative I think outside the box and use any combination of practices such as meditation, visualisation, free writing and self-reflection.

Statement of Intentions:

My intentions are to be non-judgmental, work confidentially and hold the client in positive regard at all times. In this environment I believe deep transformation and achievement of goals can be reached.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in counselling at the Castle Street Clinic, Guildford and in private practice as a creative coach. I am also a vocalist/composer/lyricist and teacher. In my work I seek to help the client remove obstacles which impede their own fulfilment of goals and encourage creativity.


  • Diploma in Individual and Relationship Counselling (Dip.I.R.C) a BACP recognised course (AMAP, Tufnell Pk. London)
  • QTS Qualified Teacher Status (University of Southampton)
  • MMUS Jazz Voice (Guildhall School of Music)
  • BA Hons Mod. Langs (Exeter University)

Personal Study:

I have studied Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way and Vein of Gold; Deepak Chopra; F**k It Therapy; Carl Rodgers; Eastern philosophy; different meditations; Louise Hay and Sounds True to mention a few.

I am a member of the Association for Coaching MAC.

Member organisations


Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Musicians, artists, creators and those looking to be more creative in their lives
  • Single parents
  • Those at crossroads in their lives


My fees are £35 per session or we can work out a monthly fee for ongoing work based on amount of sessions required.

Andover, SP11

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Spanish


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available afternoons and evenings for sessions