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Neil Bailey - virtual coach and kindness ambassador

Chelmsford, Essex, CM3
Chelmsford, Essex, CM3

About me

I'm Neil Bailey - patient zero for viral kindness.

Whatever your challenges I'll work with you and help you gain clarity and momentum to act on your ideas. Don't wait for 'some day" take a first step 'today'.

What beliefs underpin my coaching/counselling?

I believe that everyone can change, as long as there is a true will to do so. You already have the ability to change whatever you want, coaching will help you gain the belief, skills or knowledge to make that change successful.

What is the experience of being coached/counselled by me like?

My goal is to help you think differently about the situation you want to change. This is done through precise questioning and NLP techniques. I am here to support but also challenge your thinking. It’s not about being friends; changing the way we think and act can be uncomfortable; my role is to create a trusting and secure coaching environment where you feel safe enough to change.

What therapeutic approach do I use?

My approach is based on the principles underpinning NLP.

  1. Rapport – the connection between you and me; and the connection between your mind and your physiology.
  2. Outcome oriented – always start with the end in mind. Being clear on what you want and don’t want.
  3. Sensory Acuity – understanding how you represent your internal world to the outside and vice versa.
  4. Behavioural Flexibility – adapting, testing and changing. Understanding what you do well and do more of it.

How do I know if I am doing a good job?

I know this when a client is making changes and there’s a connection between myself and the client. I also know when I hear clients using sentences like “I haven’t thought about that before”; it lets me know I’m asking the right questions.

What is my professional background?

I have around 1000 hours of coaching and counselling experience. Three quarters of these were with private life coaching clients; the rest with Directors and business leaders.

I’ve hence coached a wide variety of topics from wellbeing, confidence and trauma to redundancy, retirement and career development.

I first trained in counselling when I worked within Further Education. From there I wanted to be able to support people to take more proactive action which led me to coaching and NLP.

I offer not-for-profit virtual/online video coaching.  All coaching fees go directly to CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) through my Virgin Money Giving page.

Training, qualifications & experience

I've been coaching since 1996 within both the personal life coaching and corporate leadership coach sectors.

I have also worked as a Senior Learning and Development Consultant for 16 years supporting individuals and teams through personal development and training programmes.

Relevant qualifications include:

  • ILM level 7 executive coaching and mentoring
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Counselling Certificate
  • MBTI step 2 Practitioner

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Personal development
  • Public speaking
  • Wedding Speech
  • Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Weight loss
  • Stopping smoking
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional eating
  • Confidence
  • Self esteem
  • Goal setting
  • Managing your boss
  • Managing your time
  • Influencing
  • Creating a compelling vision


A session is £40 for a 55 min slot.  I offer coaching on a not-for-profit basis; all payments for coaching and counselling are paid directly to the charity CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) Essex through my Virgin Money Giving page.

Further information

I am a qualified coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Counsellor, MBTI step 2 Practitioner, and Reiki Master Teacher.

I've worked, trained and coached in a wide variety of sectors including: Local Government; Charity; NHS; Banking; Telecoms; Manufacturing; and Small Business at all levels of management and of course with you the individual.

Personally I regularly challenge myself using the techniques I use with clients. Fifteen years ago I was diagnosed with ME. Since then I've worked hard to continue a "normal" life and set targets to achieve.

Some testimonials

I have experienced two traumas in my life that left unwanted pictures replaying in my mind - and I would dread going to bed at night, when the memory of those traumas would come to the fore. On both occasions I turned to Neil for NLP.

Each time Neil was able to take me through a guided thought process which unblocked these visions; removed the stress attached to the memory, and left me free from the impact of both traumas.  The therapy was instantly effective each time, and I cannot thank Neil enough for his expert use of this amazing technique.” Mandy, Chelmsford

"Neil is a life coach who you can trust.  He will support you to lead all aspects of your life in a more positive and fulfilling way, whether it is work, relationships or your inner personal life.

I have tried various therapies, including: hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling and have found that Neil’s style of life coaching has helped me the most.  You can communicate with Neil in whichever way is best for you and know that you are working with a genuine, safe person in a safe environment.  Neil can support you to reframe difficult situations and keep them in perspective and work with you to achieve your own personal goals.

With Neil’s life-coaching approach you can gain results much faster than with other therapies, which can become very costly in the long term.

Neil’s highly-developed skills and training combined with honesty, intelligence and integrity make him a life coach who is head and shoulders above all other life coaches and therapists." Susan, Chelmsford

"Neil is focussed and highly professional. He is quick to assess and understand, having and unerring ability to ask the right question at the right time. He enables and provokes new ways forward as well as emphatically supporting well timed action plans." Alex, Chelmsford

Published articles

Also registered with Therapy Directory.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


I offer day, evening and weekend appointments.  Simply contact me and we'll get a mutual time booked in.


I work with coaches as a supervisor covering aspects including:.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Neil Bailey - virtual coach and kindness ambassador

Neil Bailey - virtual coach and kindness ambassador