(ACC) Personal Development Coach
Every professional displayed on Life Coach Directory has been independently
verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Every professional displayed on Life Coach Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Are you looking for an inspiring life-coach, guide, or mentoring professional to support you? Someone experienced, whom it’s easy to talk to and who is trained to listen…?
Life is challenging. Often it can be useful to walk alongside someone who has got your back. Someone you can trust and who sees you clearly.
At 57 I know life to be a deep, rich tapestry. I started out in drama education, passionate about theatre and creativity. I led individuals through corridors of exciting learning and guided groups in deeply bonding experiences. Since then I’ve lived through some of life’s cycles. I’ve felt its joys, wonders and successes and I know of breakdowns, illness, heartbreaks and losses.
When we start working together, the first and most important thing is, I’ll be inviting you to get curious about you. Then starts an exciting journey of personal discovery.
Coaching is a creative, powerful and transformative process. You’ll leave our sessions with greater self awareness and, over time, the capacity to take skilful actions and make wiser choices.
Our work will ground you in your body. This is a powerful way of understanding yourself. In a safe space, you’ll learn to work with your energy and handle challenging feelings. We’ll discover what’s really important for you and I’ll help you make embodied, sustainable changes. You’ll discover that you develop the inner resources you need to move forward with confidence.
I hold sessions with compassion, intuition, gentle humour and a deep honesty. And I will challenge you to dig deep when I see it. Whatever your reason is for finding a life-coach — whether in your personal, professional or spiritual life — I'll support you to show up in the world courageously with your feet firmly on the ground.
Schedule a free 30 min discovery call with me here:
Training, qualifications & experience
Coaching Training and Qualifications
ACC (Associate Certified Coach) with the ICF.
SISC Strozzi Institute Somatic Coach
I hold a BA in literature, MA in Drama and Theatre alongside qualifications in teaching, management and theatre practice.
I’m an accomplished teacher and facilitator and have worked with a range of individuals and teams for 35 years: from a background of drama teaching in education; to performance and directing theatre; teaching movement, play and improvisation; leading various projects exploring masculinity and more recently developing cohesive teams within organisations.
What people say having worked with me...
Duncan has supported me to go beyond surface problems and uncover the deeper themes that were calling for my attention. He has worked in a very organic way to support personal enquiry, act as a mirror and invite commitment to listening to and acting from Soul. By inviting me to be clear on my intentions and desires for our work, he creates a microcosm to embody stepping into life, which stays with me as I step into out into the world. It’s been really valuable work.(Jay Lloyd, Designer)
Through Duncan’s deeply intuitive and knowledgeable coaching he guided me through this work, holding a safe container for my otherwise frenetic energy. He would gently guide me back if I strayed from the path that led to the root of my issue. Yet he allowed me to make all of the discoveries about myself, by myself. It has been life-changing work for me and Duncan’s guidance and leadership fundamental. (Michael Corsale, Actor)
I came to Duncan at a time when I felt lost and out of sync with myself. The techniques he has taught me allow me to connect with the flow of a bigger picture and take positive action. The somatic approach centres me in my body and I've made real, practical changes to the way I do things. Duncan holds a fantastic space of calm, empathy and encouragement. The work we've done together has been absolutely fundamental in opening new possibilities for me. (Kaj Meerstadt, The Little Massage Company)
I've been coming to Duncan for a year now for embodied somatic coaching sessions. My life was in flux, and I knew I needed help to move into a more positive and confident space. Through the sessions, I have learnt about how my emotional self and my physical self can work together rather than fighting each other. Duncan taught me the tools to work with my anxiety and negative self-thoughts, and channel them into positive action rather than self-detrimental reaction and fear-induced inactivity. Duncan has provided a safe space to explore who I am, and who I want to be without fear, and I can honestly say that it has changed my life, and given me the tools to become a happier, healthier, more assured person. (Biba Hunjan, Freelance Creative Art-worker)
I went to Duncan wanting to take control of my life. I’d found myself in my early 30s wanting change, however a number of old patterns of behaviour have held me back. The sessions with Duncan have been a huge support, he’s a brilliantly positive and gentle man. His centring technique has given me so much more self awareness around my tendencies and I'm making more grounded choices than. before. It’s been so useful having a coach, having weekly commitments, check ins and feeling progress towards my wider goal. (Marlon Rose Tavares, Film-maker)
UK International Coach Federation (ICF)
The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.
Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
I work as a voice coach and improvisation specialist. I can help you with public speaking, presentations and any situations where you want to significantly impact and engage an audience.
£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Find out more about my bespoke packages at: