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Lynne Bardell - Coaching Psychologist - MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip. PPC. MAC.

Margate, Kent, CT9

About me

"When you turn towards the sunshine, the shadows fall behind you."
- Helen Keller

Firstly, thank you for visiting my profile, I hope the information in the following sections covers all your questions, but if not, then please do let me know.

A bit about me!

Over almost 40 years of working, 25 of them in public service, I have experienced numerous significant challenges and changes in direction including forced role change, promotion, redundancy and most recently transitioning from being an employee in a high-profile role to becoming a caregiver and business owner.

Evaluating those experiences and knowing that I would need to completely change the direction of my life again, almost to the point of reinventing myself this time, I resolved that the most important aspect of who I was, was that I needed to continue to serve and support people and that coaching was the most powerful tool for doing this.

So, building on over 20 years of career mentoring experience I undertook and passed a personal performance coaching diploma and MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. I have continued to complete additional training and CPD courses, allowing me to draw on a wide variety of evidence-based coaching theories and methodologies, that really support individuals to grow and flourish, even if the challenge they are facing feels overwhelming.

The importance of the coaching relationship

The power of coaching is supported by the rapport between the coach and coachee. A level of trust needs to be built between the two and that is based on mutual respect and understanding of what is involved in the process, including boundaries.

Most good coaches will offer a free one to one consultation (might be on the phone, in person or virtual) so that you both have the opportunity to explore what your needs are and if you both feel that you are a good fit for each other.

Working with a coach should feel natural and be relaxed and comfortable exchange. For you to maximise the benefit from the coaching process, the coach will need to know that they can ask questions that really explore the meaning of what you are saying. The parameters for this should be agreed at the beginning of each session and at no point do you have to answer any questions you don't feel comfortable with.

The emphasis is that this is a professional relationship, supported by mutual respect and trust. So do use the opportunity of the free chat with a coach you think you might want to work with and then see how you feel before making a decision.

How long are the sessions and how many will I need?

Everyone is different, so the time people need in each session and how many sessions they need varies.

So in terms of the sessions, they are usually about 60 mins, if you need a bit longer, that's fine we have a bit of extra time together.

For you to be able to start to see progress and achieve your action points and goals, it is recommended to have a minimum of six sessions spread over four to six months and there are packages available to accommodate this.

However, if you feel you would like to continue the support I can provide for you, you can purchase additional sessions or packages, we can discuss this at the time and help you make the best choice for you.

Ready to take the next step?

If you have any questions or would like to book a free 30 mins chat, please do not hesitate to drop me an email at contact@paragongrowthandwellbeing.com.

Thank you again for taking the time to read my profile and I hope you hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Using a range of evidence-based tools and techniques, I help my clients rebuild their confidence, understand how to develop and build emotional resilience and psychological flexibility, as well as supporting them to focus on clear, achievable plans to maximise their potential.

Qualified with a Level 5 in Personal Performance Coaching and an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, I run a combined coaching and mentoring practice where I focus on supporting people going through major life-changes such as, but not limited to:

  • redundancy
  • becoming a caregiver or parent
  • returning to the workplace following an extended period away
  • significant career change
  • developing financial resilience
  • understanding and developing emotional resilience
  • moving forward from a significant life change
  • support with identity transition
  • recognising and developing a growth mindset
  • recovering from a major illness or addiction
  • developing mental fitness and psychological flexibility
  • breakdown of a relationship
  • achieving a personal life goal

I am also trained and have extensive experience of supporting clients who are neurodiverse, particularly with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and AD(H)D.

Member organisations


Association for Coaching

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

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.


One to one coaching virtual coaching( such as Zoom or Skype):

Free initial 30 mins 'discovery call' so I can explain how coaching works and the difference between coaching and mentoring in more detail and to discuss your requirements.

There is no obligation to purchase any sessions following this call, it's just a chance for us to explore if this is something you would like to take further.

£70 per session (between 60-90 minutes).

Packages including advanced booking discounts:
• 3 Sessions (5%) = £199.00
• 6 Sessions (10%) = £380.00
• 12 Sessions (15%) = £735.00

Further information

Testimonials from some clients:

Andrew Denton - Artist and Author, Andrew Denton Art

Lynne’s ability to encourage me to break down stumbling blocks in my mind to get where I want to go is second to none. I come away from Lynne’s sessions refocused and extremely clear-minded. It is like mind yoga. I feel as one with my work and it’s direction.

I would recommend Lynne to anyone who is working in a new direction in their life.

Andrew Denton Art – Book ‘Hold your horses” www.andrewdentonart.co.uk

Katrina, Business Owner, Forget Me Not Angels www.peoplepastandpresent.com

Working with Lynne helped me to reevaluate and refocus on the pathway I wanted to take in the next phase of my life.

I am now excited to be starting my new adventure in 2019, thank you Lynne


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Online coaching and mentoring via Zoom/Skype and mutually agreed on accessible premises located if one to one session.


Monday to Friday - 7am to 5pm

I do have availability outside of these times for one-off sessions, but do need to be arranged in advance.


Lynne Bardell - Coaching Psychologist - MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip. PPC. MAC.

Lynne Bardell - Coaching Psychologist - MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip. PPC. MAC.