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Welcome! Kindest greetings from me, Fran Ritchie at TIGERmind.

If you are ready and motivated to make positive changes in your life or that of your team then you've come to the right place.

I am so proud to bring a personalised program of Coaching support to your own unique journey or to your organisation.

I work with individuals, groups and teams to effectively and resourcefully overcome challenges and to discover the solution that they feel is ideal for them.

I also work with partners and families, employers, managers and mentors who seek to explore ways to support their family, employees or clients.

I provide Premium Life coaching with optional NLP and Solution focussed therapy (for example to work through relationships, significant life transitions, career goals, even bucket lists!).

I also Specialise in Performance coaching for the following:  *

  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Communication and/ or Socialising challenges
  • Learning Strategies (with and without diagnosis of Learning difficulties or Autism Spectrum Conditions)*

I can work online, at indoor and outdoor face to face settings or in the workplace.

Additionally, the TIGERmind team specialise in bringing a complete package of workshops, small group and 'one to one' sessions and standy-by support to your venue or location.  We work with artists and crew in all stages of Art and Media event production in both live and recorded performance to support the Emotional Health and Wellbeing, and the Self regulation of all involved.

Training, qualifications & experience

Some of my own qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Performance Coaching with NLP
    (at QLS Level 5 endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme, part of the Skills and Education Group and also professionally accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP) and International Council of Psycotherapists (ICP) a 538 hours programme of fully supervised study).
  • Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists
  • Simply Changing graduate
  • Level 5 City and Guilds Teaching disabled learners (including Dyslexia, Autism and Mental health)
  • Level 7 Post graduate Certificate in Education
  • Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Equine Performance, Health and welfare
  • Ba(hons) Fine Art
  • New Trails (Texas) Horse Boy method levels 1 and 2
    New Trails (Texas) Movement method levels 1 and 2
  • Full Enhanced DBS Certificate clearance and full Insurance cover.

I worked in a Further Education as a Teacher, Lecturer and an Inclusion and Support Specialist for over 15 years before training as a Coach.

I also have extensive experience in the UK and abroad working at festivals, in film and TV, in community arts projects and at live celebratory events in production and as an artist and facilitator.  I fully understand the immense physical and mental challenges and rewards of project based events work and of life on the road.

TIGERmind are a close team of Mental health specialists, Teachers and Coaches with many more qualifications to add to my own list above.  The team@TIGERmind bring a vast and joyful wealth of experience and up to date skills to any setting.

My own recent coaching contracts through Covid lockdown include Action for Children and NHS CAMHs one to one Emotional Health and Wellbeing referrals.

Member organisations


The National Council of Psychotherapists

National Council of Psychotherapists

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Autism Spectrum Conditions,  Mental and Emotional Health and Wellbeing, Self regulation, Learning Strategies


Up to £280.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

The first 30 minute session (online or by phone) is always free to allow you the opportunity to chat to us first.  If you then decide no further sessions are required, there is no fee to pay.   

Please contact us for up to date information on pricing structure and regular special offers.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Please enquire for availability of sessions for time zones outside the UK and for those working night shifts.

Further information

Most importantly, here's some feedback from recent clients:

Lockdown left me struggling with feeling isolated and anxious.  Fran@TIGERmind one to one sessions online helped me to work out why and to move forwards feeling connected and calm.

I thought my career ideas were just dreams. Now I have a logical, practical plan to achieve and I am on my way!

I used to really struggle with low mood and self regulation after the buzz of touring, especially after festivals or big gigs. Through TIGERmind sessions I have worked out what the triggers were and how to manage my mental health more effectively. Now I no longer dread the quiet time between travel and gigs and really look forwards to it.

I knew I wanted something different but was unsure what it was. Now I know and everything has fallen into place. Life is so much better now.

I now have clarity of what my priorities are and why.

I now understand how my values have affected my behaviours and I feel able to make the changes I want and need.

I have learned how to bring positivity into my self talk which has helped me to effectively overcome my anxiety.

I have achieved the skills to feel calm and focussed in areas of my life where I used to experience Panic attacks, it has been life changing.

I have overcome the phobia that was ruling my life, I feel free to do the things that I was avoiding before.

Coaching to improve my low mood helped me to improve my sleep, which has improved all areas of my life.

I no longer feel overwhelmed in public spaces.

I used to hide from my childhood diagnosis of Autism. Now I am proud to understand what Autism means to me and to how to support myself to live my best life.

At last I have a Work- Life Balance that I am happy with.

As soon as my relationship with myself improved, my relationships with those around me did too, things are so much easier now.

I felt I had no understanding of why I had an eating disorder, my diagnosis made me feel out of control and I struggled to follow my care routine and could not see a way forwards. Coaching allowed me to look at my Bulimia without judgement. I feel more in control of my life, I now enjoy looking after myself and feel excited about the future.

I learned to objectively look at the deeply uncomfortable feelings of shame I had been experiencing for so long. I have found ways to let go and to experience feeling healthy emotions that I enjoy.

I had never looked at myself without judgement before. It has been a healing and liberating process.

Everyone else used to own my life, for the first time I am moving forwards and I am the captain of my spaceship!

I didn't used to have boundaries, now I feel able to notice and manage my boundaries and I feel grounded and safe again.

I read about 'Imposter syndrome' and realised it described my thoughts and behaviours exactly. Through Coaching I now feel I belong where I am. I am authentic, centred and happy, and most importantly I know how to come back to these feelings when life becomes challenging.

I was so excited to get my dream job but so worried about my Dyslexia. Exploring my own 'Learning strategies' helped me to effectively manage my Dyslexic challenges and to enjoy my Dyslexia super powers! I feel proud of my Dyslexia. it is no longer something I hide.

I feel connected, grounded and happy at last.

I didn't know what was holding me back. To notice my self limiting beliefs and overcome them has given me the freedom and positivity I always wanted.

I just didn't feel like me. I do now and I know how to keep it that way.

Noticing my addiction through coaching was the first step in reaching out for the support I needed to feel safe and well again.

I used to struggle so badly with exam nerves. Now I have the tools to go out there and feel excited to show what I can do.

I had no idea why I always ended up in 'toxic relationships' feeling hurt, scared and out of control. Now I understand what was happening and I feel empowered to move forwards safely and to give myself permission to feel happy.

Contact TIGERmind today, we look forwards to meeting you.


Type of session

In person
Francesca Ritchie

Francesca Ritchie