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About me


I am a Fully Qualified transformational life Coach and mentor, working in a holistic way, I pay attention to your wellbeing as well concentrating on your goals.

I offer support to people through life's challenges whether they are deliberate choices, circumstantial or due to unforeseen developments. Working with stress issues, relationship problems or more professional based issues such as changes to career, taking on new roles (such as becoming a manager), stress at work, imposter syndrome and work relationships are key areas of expertise.

My Experience

Unbeknown to me, I have successfully practiced life coaching and mentoring for the last thirty years in many leadership roles. I have worked in a high pressure environment since the age of 21 (prisons) and can draw on a wealth of experience ranging from communications to relationships, operations to HR, stress to trauma etc. and use objectivity to facilitate your thought processes to find your way to a better future.

I only discovered that I had coaching skills  through engaging in the Transformational Coach training through Animas that I now realise that it's a calling that can benefit many people. Throughout my career in senior positions I have been able to mentor and coach on an informal basis and witnessed many colleagues achieving potential that they previously thought wouldn't be possible for them to achieve.


I think this simple review from a former Coaching client says it in a nutshell:-

"What an absolute treat being coached by Mick! He is wise, and someone with so much knowledge. I had a few sessions with him and the results were truly impressive! You are in safe hands with Mick. "

Free Discovery Chat

If you feel doubt, lack of confidence or just uncertainty about how your future might look then please feel free to contact me for a free 30 minute discovery session to see if coaching from me will help you to reach your goals. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Transformational Coaching

Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming

(Something I've always been interested in since I first read the book 'Develop your NLP skills' by Andrew Bradbury about 15 years ago).

Masters Degree in Business Administration

Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Certificate in 'Building Resilience in Challenging Times'

Other areas of coaching I deal with

I also offer coaching and mentoring in Training and Development, Career Change and Progression,  Leadership and Management, Resilience and Reframing Thoughts.


£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute discovery call, online or in person (no obligation) to see if coaching is the right thing for you and if I'm the right person for you.

My fees are £60 an hour, and that includes all the work I do in between sessions.

I can arrange a package of 6 sessions for a reduced fee of £339

When I work

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I can be flexible around my working hours and I am usually able to come to suitable arrangements with clients. I work from different bases and online sessions for clients across the UK. 

Further information

I hire a room in Carlisle so that clients in Cumbria and South West Scotland can have sessions in a neutral venue. Apart from that I am able to offer online sessions across the whole of the UK for people who live too far away from my area to travel for face to face session.

Coaching is about supporting a client through change in order for them to realise a better future. This isn't restricted to professional issues, in fact the majority of my coachees come with more personal concerns and are looking to build a future that is more aligned to their preferences.

Initially the sessions will involve setting boundaries, looking at goals and deciding on aligning these goals to a SMARTER philosophy in order to achieve clarity and create momentum for the journey ahead.

We would then work together for you to come to decisions about how you achieve the reality that you're looking for. This might involve different models that I can draw on to meet you specific and unique personality in order to achieve your goals. There are many tools available in coaching, the art of successful coaching is to create a mix of methods which are tailored to individuals' needs. I pride myself in being able to offer a truly unique service (to each client) using this system to achieve results.

Michael Armstrong is also registered with Counselling Directory.

Carlisle Therapies, 34 Lowther Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8DH

Edinburgh, EH12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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I can arrange suitable access arrangements for people with mobility issues.

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