Marc Kirby from Stress Management Plus

Marc Kirby from Stress Management Plus



0118 328 3246 / 07421 350257

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About me

The aim for me in our coaching relationship is to help you to clarify and understand your present situation, encourage you to develop new ways of dealing with this going forward and help you to work on a positive action plan to achieve the result you want. The results for you may include improved personal awareness and effectiveness, increased motivation and resourcefulness, a better sense of personal direction and what is really important in your life, improvement in your relationships and ability to influence your outcomes positively.

Whether you’d like to learn new ways of thinking about and approaching situations, so that you can achieve more positive results or improve a specific situation in your life and achieve specific goals I can offer you a unique kind of support, focusing totally on your own position, in an unconditionally supportive and non-judgemental way, and giving you a genuine commitment to your well-being. This will involve a combination of questioning, listening, feedback and goal-setting.

The areas I specialise in/have helped previous clients with include
-          Preventing stress
-          Coping with pressure
-          Relationships (personal/professional)
-          Communication skills
-          Emotional intelligence
-          Motivation
-          Confidence
-          Assertiveness
-          Mindfulness
-          Anxiety
-          Self-compassion
-          Dealing with negativity
-          Change
-          Resilience
-          Maximising potential
-          Optimism (and dealing with pessimism)
-          Self-acceptance

I normally offer all prospective clients a free assessment interview, which gives both of us the opportunity to consider whether we wish to work together. It is important that you feel comfortable with me and that I feel able to work with you.

I have been training and developing people for over 30 years through roles in workplace counselling, stress management, coaching, training and teaching. My interest is in promoting wellbeing and resilience and preventing and managing stress so that both individuals and organisations can maximise their potential personally and professionally.

I have extensive experience working with groups and individuals, both in the private and public sector. I am the director of Stress Management Plus, based in Reading, Berkshire, with clients UK-wide. I am committed to continuing professional development.

In addition to 1-1 coaching, I deliver group trainings in stress awareness, resilience skills, communication skills and personal effectiveness for new leaders.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Certificate in Employee and Organisation Support (accred. Middx Univ)
  • Diploma in Stress Management (Centre for Stress Management)
  • Certificate in Training Practice (CIPD)
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Adults Learning
  • Diploma in Coaching (NCFE) and Certificate in Coaching (Centre for Coaching)
  • Certificate in Mediation Skills (OCR)

Member organisations



£65 per hour

Reading, RG1
Guildford, GU1

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


My working hours are 9.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. I can offer evening sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. I do not normally work weekends.