Dr Lucy Coonan

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Accredited Coach & Chartered Psychologist
Available for new clients
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Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 1LR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

"I felt as if I was in incredibly safe hands with Lucy. She was flexible and responded immediately to my needs in any coaching session.  Always listening and responding to me in a way to encourage deep reflection, my experience has been totally positive and I would thoroughly recommend coaching with Lucy."  J.B, Teacher. 

Life is not always straightforward.  We may harbour ambitions to make great change but at the same time we lack confidence, feel stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure about the 'best' next step.  Even though we want to achieve something that matters, it can feel difficult, and our thoughts and feelings get in our way. 

If you can relate to any of these challenges and are ready to make some progress and changes in your life, then I would love to hear from you!  

Hi I'm Lucy, an accredited coach (EMCC, EIA) and chartered psychologist – thank you for reading my profile.  

I work with busy professionals and postgraduates who may be struggling with these issues and want to make some impactful and meaningful changes.  I support my clients to navigate uncertainty, move forward with conviction, and know what to do when difficult thoughts and feelings show up so they can achieve their full potential.

By drawing on evidence based coaching, I help my clients learn simple techniques to help them make progress on goals that were once avoided due to fear, self-doubt or lack of confidence. 

My Approach

My coaching approach is compassionate with gentle challenge so that you can gradually extend your comfort zone to make personal changes a reality.  

Whether you have a goal in mind and struggling to progress; feel overwhelmed and unproductive, my bespoke coaching packages can help you to: 

  • Feel more energised and purposeful to achieve goals that matter to you;
  • Re-establish priorities to create more balance and prevent burnout. 
  • Learn tools and techniques to improve your psychological wellbeing and build your resilience.
  • Understand your psychology so you can positively manage feelings of overwhelm and stress.
  • Build perspective and confidence to manage challenging situations more effectively. 

I also offer affordable and effective coaching packages for postgraduates to help you: 

  • Feel more grounded, confident and in control of your studies.
  • Overcome avoidance and meet deadlines in good time.
  • Reduce procrastination to make progress on your postgraduate studies. 
  • Effectively manage feelings of overwhelm and learn techniques to work with imposter thoughts and feelings.
  • Promote shifts in your mindset to build resilience. 

Finding the 'right' coach for you is really important. 

Please email me to arrange a free 15- minute, no-obligation telephone consultation. You'll find out more about how I can help you and we can see if we are a good fit to work together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am passionate about demystifying psychology, so that you can work out what's getting in your way and become better equipped to meet your potential, harness your strengths and thrive.


EMCC Global Individual Accreditation (EIA) Practitioner.


  • Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching (Animas Centre for Coaching, ICF approved)
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology (Dclin.Psych)
  • BSc Honours in Psychology 


  • Certificates (x2) in Acceptance and Commitment Coaching
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology 


  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society 
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
  • Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science 

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Imposter syndrome

Psychological wellbeing and resilience 



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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I provide a free 15 minute, no obligation telephone consultation call before any coaching takes place.  This gives us the chance to get to know each other and to see if we are a good fit to work together. 

I have reduced coaching rates for clients who are postgraduates.  Please contact me to discuss these affordable coaching packages. 

Further information

"Thank you to Lucy who has worked with me on my overwhelming feelings and negative thoughts to a place where I can recognise them, name them and choose to stay listening or move towards, accepting that they are there but not taking control of my life. Lucy is a great coach and I have made so much progress in a short number of sessions and without her support I would not be so far forward." Laura Postgraduate. 

Finding the 'right' coach for you is really important.  I offer a free 15 minute, no obligation telephone consultation so you can find out more about how I can help you, and see if we are a good fit to work together. 

I offer in person coaching sessions at The Practice Rooms in Clifton, Cotham or Westbury-on-Trym.  I also provide on-line coaching sessions depending on your preference and availability. 

If you are ready to make some positive changes to benefit your life and you want to find out more about my approach, then please contact me - it would be great to hear from you!

The Practice Rooms, 14 St. Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 1LR

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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Dr Lucy Coonan
Dr Lucy Coonan