Nick Banfield (MSc, CPsychol)

Nick Banfield (MSc, CPsychol)

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About me

About me -

My name is Nick Banfield and I am a Wellbeing Coach, based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.

My Service to you:

Using a combination of Positive Psychology techniques and coaching models, to best suit your needs, I aim to help you become the best possible you through challenging self-imposed boundaries and developing pathways and willpower to achieving your goals.

I offer:

- One-to-one coaching to help you become the best possible you through challenging self-imposed boundaries and developing pathways and willpower to achieving your goals.
- Mindfulness meditation to gain more control over your thoughts and emotions and to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
- Grow your confidence whilst experiencing the magic of the sea through you surfing, stand-up-paddle boarding or just swimming in the sea.

My qualifications include an MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, an NLP Diploma, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and I am a member of the International Coaching Federation, working within the ICF ethical framework. I have participated in a variety of sports throughout my life and competed in the South African surfing championships.

Way of working -
I offer a free initial discussion to see how I can help you improve your wellbeing, followed by four coaching sessions for sustained wellbeing.

I can meet with you face-to-face or arrange a telephone/ Skype meeting. A suitable venue can be arranged should you have mobility needs. I am available to meet within or outside of normal working hours.

I look forward to helping you find the light on your pathway to a better you.



“Working with Nick was a fantastic experience. He helped me to identify my key strengths and showed me how to better utilise them in my work life. This really boosted my confidence, productivity and self-efficacy. Since working with Nick, I have been able to translate these techniques into other areas of my life. There have been notable improvements across the board. I would recommend positive psychology and working with Nick to everyone.” TR - Camborne, Cornwall.

"The manner of the sessions was always warm and friendly, gently enquiring nature with an overriding sense of inquisitiveness which helped our discussions. I thought Nicks exposition of what he saw as potential very illuminating and worth investigating. Nick was very competent in correlating the results of his personality inventories into achievable areas for personal growth". DL – Falmouth, Cornwall

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Chartered Psychologist with British Psychological Society
  • MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology
  • BA (Hons) - Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGCE)
  • NLP Diploma
  • Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
  • 40 years experience in teaching, training, developing and coaching individuals and groups.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Mindfulness to manage stress, depression and anxiety and to develop contentment and compassion for self. Take clients in and on the sea to improve wellbeing.

Please see my flyer below for more details regarding my service:

Photos & videos

  • Snorkel coaching at Castle Beach
  • Coach to surf safely, standup and turn a board.
  • Octopus Snorkel, surf and swim coaching.
  • Improve wellbeing by swimming in sea


Free initial consultation to assess how I can best serve you. Fees tailored to your needs, that is, for a once-off coaching session or on a more long-term basis. Normal charge is £50 per hr.

Discount for students.

Further information

Chartered Member ( Registered Psychologist) with the British Psychological Society.

Member of the Association for Positive Psychology.

My dissertation title for my MSc : 'Using strength-based coaching to guide career assessment in college students.

Recommended book list:

Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). The How of Happiness. Great Britain: Piatkus.

Seligman, M. (2011). Flourish. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

McQuaid, M. & Dr Kern, P. (2017) Your Wellbeing BLUEPRINT FEELING GOOD and doing well at work. UK

Falmouth, TR11

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: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

I have consulting rooms at home and also work out of the Methodist Church in Falmouth every Friday from 9-11 am.


I am available for appointments from 9 am to 5 pm, Mon to Sat. or from 6-9 pm, to suite your availability.