Denise McNally

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Belfast BT9 & Dungannon BT71
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About me

Denise McNally, Transformational Life and Relationship Coach (BSc Hons, GMBPsS, MAC) &TTISII certified Behavioral Analyst believes that relationships and wellness are the two most important things in life. Whether you are struggling with your relationship with yourself or with another or if you want to attract that special someone into your life, Denise is the coach for you. Also, if your relationship with yourself is not based on self-love and self-value then that usually impacts your overall confidence, health and wellness through the lifestyle choices you are making, so Denise can help you to transform this area of your life also.

Denise also coaches partners/couples to reconnect and communicate better so as to restore love and harmony back into the experience of each other as individuals and as a collective.

Denise has extensive client experience bridging the recovery from narcissistic abuse (NPD) whether its parental, work related, spousal or friendship (NPD), Denise will facilitate a recovery back to self through a greater understanding/awareness of the language and behaviour of this personality type, suggest boundaries and self protection and create a healing space for the client/s to recalibrate self and move forward with their lives.

In addition to being a certified matchmaker and dating expert, Denise has coached many clients through major transitions like bereavement, divorce and separation all of which can shake your sense of self-identity and knock your confidence. Denise's success as a coach is based on her empathic, intuitive, heart-centred approach that guarantees breakthroughs for her clients - she really cares. she works with her clients in an objective, supportive, challenging and non-judgemental way, to help them overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Denise has been featured in many national and local press and has featured as a regular Life Coach guest on a range of BBC broadcasts from Good Morning Ulster, Radio Foyle News,  Talk Back and BBC Radio Ulster debating on a range of diverse topics from dealing with failure, how to be happy, beating the New Year back to work blues and the multi faceted perceptions of women and ambition.

Denise featured on BBC Radio Foyle debating goal setting and as a guest Lifecoach on U105 with Frank Mitchell debating dating apps and divorce rates.

Denise was also interviewed by online Magazine CEO Monthly providing insights into how to create more work life balance for high achievers. Please click on the article image to enlarge.

NI life coach Denise McNally answers all our questions about manifestation in an article published by Belfast Live.

Denise McNally on the BBC Radio Foyle News. Topic: ‘Bouncing back from Disappointment’ 

Denise McNally on the TALKBACK Radio Show. Topic: ‘Dealing with Failure’

Lifecoach Denise McNally discusses setting New Year's Resolutions for 2023 with Cate Conway providing coaching  tips  that can ensure successful, sustainable behavioral change on the Lynette Fay Show BBC Radio Ulster.


- Ditch the dating apps -

- There's no one size fits all' when it comes to dating amid Pear Ring boom -

What to do next

Please call or email Denise to discuss your requirements and arrange a 30-minute connection consultation. After this sessions will usually take place every fortnight and can be either in person or via Skype

Training, qualifications & experience

  • TTISII certified Behavioural Analyst (DISC, drivers, competencies, benchmarking and EQ)
  • Bsc (Hons) in Social Psychology
  • ILM level 3 in Coaching
  • Full Member of the Association for Coaching
  • Tony Robbins UPW (unleash the power within), Excel, London.
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • 7307 Adult Teaching Certificate
  • Gym level 3 instructing and exercise to music.
  • Certified Matchmaker from Matchmaker Academy, London
  • Highly recommended in 2015 UK dating awards, London
  • Reiki Practitioner Level 2
  • Access Conscious facilitator


Denise has 9 years coaching experience, delivering personal development and confidence building at an individual and group level. She has a wealth of experience working with people and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors. She understands the psychology of coaching and is proficient in the use of a range of advanced coaching techniques and models and their application to life, health, business and relationships (self and others)

She has been a successful relationship and wellness coach enjoying commercial success in matchmaking as well as personal one to one coaching sessions.

She has attracted a global client base as well as connecting successfully throughout the UK.

"Finally I'm in the 'flow' and it feels amazing... and all this after only 3 sessions with Denise! Denise is an experienced and focused professional, who has a gift to connect on a deep level with so much ease. And what makes each session truly an enriching and wonderful experience is her compassion, her openess and specially her witiness. Can't wait for our next session, because I know this is the beginning of my new self... and there are so many more fantastic surprises waiting for me. Can't thank you enough dear Denise."

- Farida, Lebanon (coached by Denise via Skype)

Working with Denise for 7 months has been life changing.     I came to her with shattered self belief and an untrue perception of who I was although I didn’t know this on our first session. I had experienced post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after leaving my military career but that was some years ago and I thought it was behind me. Despite the avoidance of anything that would remind me of my traumas and the ongoing nightmares I believed my body and mind had largely healed, however, I wasn’t coping well in my daily life so I sought support.   I was sceptical because I had undergone a number of unsuccessful therapy approaches in the past but I knew I was slipping into a depression and couldn’t manage alone.

From our first session Denise brought a calming, patient and encouraging approach. She was able to connect quickly and begin work with me on a process of self identity allowing me to fully acknowledge and accept the work I needed to do to recover. She tapped into my inner thoughts and formulated the root cause of problems, suggesting ways to work through difficulties. What I didn’t expect was that I needed guidance in my personal relationships as well and Denise brought clarity and helped me identify changes I was ready and willing to make in my life.   She continues to support me through these.

Every session was about self enquiry in a therapeutic and eye opening way and at a pace I was comfortable with. Denise assigned homework to ease me forward, to get me to a place where I could feel positive and take on the more difficult challenges of recovery. However, I had to work hard at it every day but Denise was always there just a text or email away and her response time to my needs was impressive and reassuring.

I’ve grown spiritually and healed mentally thanks to Denise ,although our work is not yet done

No amount of words in a testimonial can express how valuable Denise has been in my start to recovery or how she has impacted my life in positive ways I did not envisage. I have experience internal growth and understanding I had not expected and I can’t tell you how beneficial this coaching has been.   Denise will remain part of my life as I continue to grow and heal.

EDG, (Retd, Military )

"Denise brings impressive amounts of compassion, intuition, integrity, sincerity, warmth and positivity to her coaching. She uses these gifts to challenge you to dig deeper to tease out the under-the-surface issues. She also creates an uplifting environment where you feel supported and listened to at the deepest level. I cannot thank Denise enough for her guidance."

- BS, Belgium

"Denise is an exemplary coach with an upbeat manner and a very positive outlook. She instantly won my confidence with her professionalism and clarity, and made me feel immediately at ease. Denise helped me to discover and identify some of my thought processes and behaviours which were driving my lack of self-confidence. She guided me, without leading or prompting, through the course of working things out for myself in a comfortable and open manner. She can empathise with my situation, but also challenge me to dig deeper and find my own solutions. She is able to strike a unique balance of careful listening with sharing her wealth of experience and ideas. She quickly pinpoints the crux of a situation and does not fail to leave me with helpful insights, ideas or questions to ponder. I have developed an entirely new insight into myself and some solid action steps which are helping me in all aspects of my life. I wholeheartedly recommend Denise to anybody looking for support or guidance, and I can testify that her skill and expertise can truly transform anybody who is willing to change."

- DG, N Ireland

"I contacted Denise for coaching when I realised I needed to decide what I wanted from life in terms of a relationship. Denise helped me identify what I wanted and gave me the space to explore issues about my own identity and self esteem; she challenged me quite firmly, and without that I don't think I would have been able to move on from problems in previous relationships. Denise's coaching was really valuable to me - I now know what I want and how to get it in a relationship. Denise is warm and fun and wholly committed to the wellbeing of her clients - this was a really positive experience for me"

- CB N, Ireland

"When I first started working with Denise I knew immediately that her style of coaching was going to be an asset to my personal growth and the expansion of my new business. Denise firmly guided and supported me through the practical steps of business proposals and actions plans. She held the supportive space for me when I felt overwhelmed and out of my depth. She was my number one champion when I doubted myself and my work. I’m delighted and honored that Denise has been my coach during a special, sensitive and important stage of my career. I won’t hesitate to use Denise’s coaching when I need any type of support as my business grows because not only is she a true professional, she is also a kind and generous woman who uplifts, inspires and supports me during every session"

- AL, Dublin

"From the moment I met Denise I knew I wanted to work with her. Denise has such a warm, empathetic, genuine nature and from the get go I felt like she understood me. Her support and guidance helped me unlock and identify some issues with my relationships, including the relationship I have with myself. I initially sought out Denise as a coach for her expertise in relationships, however through our six sessions together we covered so much more. As a coach myself starting out new, Denise shared her knowledge, resources and truth in an encouraging, supportive way and I can say with complete honesty I have learnt and grown so much for simply having Denise in my life for the last five months.

All my sessions with Denise were via Skype and all of them were like we were face to face in person. I can not recommend Denise highly enough, she is filled with positivity, love and light, her help allowed me to bring balance back into my life and for that I am very thankful"

- RH, Australia

"I first met Denise when she was hosting a session of classes. From the first moment I met Denise, I found her to be warm, welcoming and grounded. Over the group sessions, I also found her to be enthusiastic, a good listener, human, non judgemental, knowledgeable, inviting and most of all a breath of fresh air. Sessions with Denise were a turning point in my life and she has been instrumental in where I am today which is the happiest I have ever been. I couldn't recommend Denise enough. She is a very empowering lady and I will never forget her. Denise's sessions were one the two positive elements I was crying out for in my life and instrumental to my recovery from a very dark place I couldn't understand. The relationship I was looking for was the one with myself and found it, thanks to Deni"

- GC, N, Ireland

"Where do I start :) ...I have just recently had my last 1-1 life coach session with Denise. I made the move to contact Denise one day while I was off work during a very bad spell of depression. I was at my lowest that day but I can honestly say that after chatting at length with Denise on the phone and arranging a time for my first session I finally felt I had 'hope'. I feel Denise from the onset understood me and my needs and was so easy to talk to. I had been through the hardest 3 years of my life and had hit a brick wall. Denise I feel helped me to actually love myself again, to realise that I AM worthy of happiness , love and contentment and so much more. I always left our sessions feeling so empowered and enthusiastic. And that is an amazing accomplishment for me. I feel now that my life has just begun. I feel 'happy for no reason' witch was one of my goals. I've crossed hurdles since with a sense of pride. I cannot thank Denise enough and would encourage anyone who can relate with me to get in touch. I am very excited now for what my life has in store for me. I'll never forget in my first conversation with Denise I excitedly said to Denise. "I think you are going to be my lifesaver" to which she replied...... "No, you are your own lifesaver" What more do I need to say."

- UL, N, Ireland

"I cant thank Denise enough for facilitating sessions with my partner and myself.Our communication has improved immensely, we have reconnected physically, emotionally and spiritually and understand each other on a deeper more compassionate and playful level. A very enriching experience and I totally recommend Denise's Services."

- ML&TL, London

  Denise’s style of coaching is positive, professional and authentic. She had a fantastic ability to make me feel at ease in her presence where opening up and discussing my inner most thoughts and issues came naturally. During the sessions she skilfully and quickly unpicked my limiting beliefs working with me and challenging me to identify the changes that I needed to make to live a fuller, happier and more content life progressing in key areas.  For too long I had felt stuck in certain elements of life! I needed to move forward but didn’t know how... well that is until I met Denise! These sessions covered all aspects of life whether work or personal.  After each session I felt more clarity and she gave me the tools to progress after each session in a positive way. Our brainstorming sessions also gave a fantastic opportunity to bounce ideas off a like minded person in a non judgemental environment.   I wholeheartedly recommend Denise for the work she does. She is highly competent, professional and one of the most genuine people I have had the pleasure of meeting. My time with her has been invaluable.
AL N Ireland

Member organisations

Association for Coaching (AC)

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The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

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

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Couples Coaching

Recovering and healing from narcissistic abuse


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free no obligation 30-minute connection consultation (by Skype/phone) to discuss your requirements to see how I can help you.

*thereafter person to person contact can be arranged if required at my wellness clinics based in Tyrone and Belfast*

Prices vary according to packages on offer (this can be discussed at the initial consultation)

*please enquire for reduced rate packages for programmes of 6 hours or more*

Payment made in full after free introductory session via Bacs or Paypal

When I work

I offer flexible appointments

Further information

The frequency of the coaching sessions will be scheduled according to client need and agreed before the start of the coaching programme.

I offer coaching via Skype, phone and in person at my wellness suite/clinics, located in Dungannon and the Lisburn Road, Belfast.

Published articles

Wellness Therapy Suite, 33 Lisburn Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT9 7AA

Dungannon, Tyrone, BT71

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Google Meet
Power Diary