About me

Hi...I'm Doreen Ritchie and I'm a Life and Business Coach. I'm on Facebook as Doreen Ritchie, Life Coach Belfast, and my website is: doreenritchiecoaching.com
My office is in Beersbridge Road in Source Wellbeing Centre.

In my previous career in Finance as a Senior Manager, I managed many teams and have vast experience in dealing with people from all walks of life and helping them solve their problems. When I decided to change my career,  I qualified as a Life and Executive Coach because I love helping people who are experiencing problems in their lives or in their careers and want to change them for the better. I have turned my own professional and personal life around too, into one of daily joy and fulfilment, and I bring all my years of experience and training into my practice.


I help people who are stuck, unfulfilled or unhappy in their personal or professional lives, by dealing with the problems holding them back from moving on and achieving their goals. So, if your problems are personal, we will look at where they are arising and you will learn how to increase your confidence and self-esteem and your ability to deal with others. If you have problems around stress, anxiety or overwhelm, I can show you how to reduce these feelings drastically or get rid of them completely. I also help people set out and achieve specific personal goals such as sticking to a weight-loss regime, or preparing for an interview/meeting/presentation, or tackling an important decision that you keep putting off. I can also help and guide you through difficult inter-personal problems.


If you're at present in business and aren't as successful as you'd like, I can help you manage your options/finance more effectively and grow your leadership skills so you can inspire your team and interact more productively with potential customers. If you have a complete career change in mind but aren't sure how to proceed, I can help you break it down into manageable goals and encourage you to achieve these within your timeframe.


Do you regularly buy things you don’t really want or need? Do you throw out your credit card bills without opening them? Do you dread seeing your bank balance? When you think of your money situation do you feel … Fear? Shame? Disgust? Panic??  ... then – you need to get to grips with your money management!

There are various ways of dealing with your existing debt, and coaching can help you explore the reasons why you got into your situation in the first place and how you can deal with getting out of it. However, the most important thing coaching can do for you is shed light on the emotions you have around money and show you how to alter your thinking so as to change those emotions and relieve your stress. Then you can plan – with the coach’s help – how you will manage your debt in a more rational way, and ensure that you don’t get into debt again!


'If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done', in other words, to have a better life, you have to change. Small things, like questioning your limiting beliefs, can make huge differences. When you change your beliefs to more positive ones, your thoughts and feelings change too, and your outlook will be more positive . I also advocate thinking about yourself and your world in a different way, which promotes feelings of personal responsibility and control, and encourages you to live more fully.

I have coached many clients of all ages from different walks of life, and they go on to change all aspects of their lives; they gain confidence, self-belief, strength and resilience, and I show them how they can create a life they love. I can show YOU too! In all areas, as your coach, I am 100% behind you and always there to empathise and encourage, to bring out the best in you and let you see what you're capable of!

If you have any questions please call or email

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a lifetime's experience in managing teams and helping people whose problems hold them back from achieving their full potential. My business has been operational for over 2 years now.

My qualifications are: BSc (Hons), MSc in Organisation and Management (QUB),TEFL, QQI level6 in Life and Executive Coaching, plus many and various training courses in Leadership, Conflict Resolution, etc. Apart from being an accredited Life and Executive Coach I have undertaken 2 further courses of training in the last 2 yrs.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Coaching around Life Change; coaching around Money/Success Mindset.

For Businesses - coaching/workshops around Financial and Mental Wellbeing.

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I offer various packages ranging from session work (6 at a minimum)  to 6-month or yearly packages. Some packages include a half- or one-day Intensive with me at the start.

I also offer bespoke Business Coaching packages for Companies who would like to invest in the wellbeing of their staff.

Prices will be discussed at consultation, depending on your needs and goals.

Further information

Here is a small selection of client testimonials:

Doreen is a fantastic coach. I'd spent a lifetime avoiding money issues and after a few sessions I felt confident enough to tackle my personal finances and literally sort my life out. The knock on effect on all areas of my life was unexpectedly positive, I felt so much more in control - of everything! Highly recommend!.... Vicky

I would highly recommend anyone who is considering working with a life coach to look no further than Doreen. I can honestly say I have taken massive steps forward in my life since I began working with her. I look forward to each appointment with excitement knowing that Doreen will provide me with an answer or direction to any question I have.  Doreen’s knowledge, guidance and expertise is invaluable. Do not hesitate! ....Sam

Not only was the life coaching course both fun and challenging but Doreen’s direct feedback for improving my self belief, esteem and confidence was invaluable. Doreen has a calm and logical method of coaching that truly connected and inspired me, I cannot speak highly enough of Doreen’s life coaching course! ...Sonia

I have just finished a series of coaching sessions with Doreen and I can honestly say that I feel like a different person. Doreen has helped me with a number of problem areas in my life – she helped me identify my self-defeating thoughts and behaviours that had given rise to these situations and gave me practical advice and solutions on how to deal with them. In the sessions, Doreen provided a calm, safe and supportive environment in which I felt comfortable discussing my difficulties and where I wanted my life to improve. I am still a work in progress but with Doreen’s help I am now facing my future with confidence and the changes I need to happen in my life are starting to materialise. I wish I had had Doreen’s help 30 years ago but you are never to old to change your life! ... Alison

Being a very active person I often felt overwhelmed by everything I thought I had to do and my self-esteem suffered the consequences. I am honoured and happy that Doreen was my life coach because she brings her solar personality in and from the first time I felt immediately in a safe place.
Through my sessions with Doreen, I was very surprised to find such easy solutions that I had not even thought about because I had a mental block.
I just wish I could have done this sooner and spend more time investigating other areas of my life too....Claudio

I had a well-structured and insightful course of coaching with Doreen. She has a wealth of personal life experience and I really enjoyed her step by step approach. At the end of our sessions I had achievable and concrete action points, which I was able to confidently move forward on! She really made a difference and I would strongly recommend a package of sessions with her to anyone who is considering life-coaching!... Kevin



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Some Italian


Wheelchair user access

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 user access

Parking around Beersbridge Road is not a problem. It is on-street and free. Or a short walk away are the huge carparks at Connswater Shopping Centre. There are also a number of bus routes from Belfast which have a stop close to the Centre.


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I offer various packages of coaching to suit all your needs. Contact me to arrange a time.


Doreen Ritchie

Doreen Ritchie