Nick Rothengatter

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Evidence-based Life Coach and ACT practitioner @ Habit Coach
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About me

Unfortunately, you can’t stop worrying, being fearful, or having doubt in your heart. This will always be a part of you. Especially in moments that matter to you, moments where you are working towards something you care about.

Whether it's your mind going in overdrive, trying to talk you out of it. Or if it is your body starting to show symptoms of worry and putting on the physical breaks. All of this is perfectly normal and natural given the context you are facing. But it shouldn't automatically lead you to stop and give up on chasing a life that is worth living.  

As an experienced life coach (8+ years) and ACT practitioner, I use evidence-based models to connect the behaviour part (the doing) with the thoughts and feeling part (the thinking and noticing). These parts are all part of you, inherently interlinked, and each plays their own role in behaviour change. 

If you have any questions and would like a call back from me, then please use this link to book a convenient time.

What I offer

If you decide to work with me, you'll develop greater self-awareness and will be more in control over your actions, your behaviour. Making it more likely you make more helpful choices, even during the difficult moments. This way, you work towards a life that holds value for you in the long-run.

We do this by working on: 

  • Identifying what is important to you. From being unsure what matters to you, to have clarity because you have untangled things and are able to set clear and realistic goals to work towards. Chipping away at things, one bit at a time.
  • Responding differently to unhelpful thoughts and feelings. From being dominated and controlled by them, so you feel like you need to opt out or distract yourself, to being willing to carry them with you because you learn to witness these thoughts and feelings from a safer distance, giving you more breathing space to choose how you want to behave next)
  • Staying grounded in the present moment. From being overly caught up in the past or stuck in the future, to decreasing the level of attachment to either the past or the future.
  • Changing how you see yourself. From more of a fixed view to a more flexible and acceptive view.
  • Changing how you treat yourself. From being harsh and acting like your own worst enemy if things go wrong (often making things worse), to being more with kind and compassionate to yourself when things don’t go as planned, so you can pick yourself up again.

Motivation to change is usually high during our sessions, but what actually happens outside of it? To make it more likely that you follow up on what is important and retain and continue to practise these skills in-between and after our coaching sessions, we use the PsychFlex app. Via the app, I am able to send you individual and personalised techniques and resources after each session. This can be anything, videos, links, audio files, book chapters, images.

Testimonials

Here is a small selection of reviews. In case you want a more in-depth look at all the public reviews I have gathered, have a look at my Google Reviews (18 reviews in total).

"His background as both a coach, behavioural therapist, and as an outdoor instructor really resonated with me, and I have just signed up for another six sessions. These sessions have been much more value to me than the in-person therapy that I have had before, so don't let distance stop you. We have been working through some ACT therapy, which has been really helpful in learning how to manage life with ADHD for me. His sessions are also very reasonably priced." William Bravin. March, 2021

"Nick was absolutely amazing from start to finish. I can honestly say its changed my life for the better.Heaving dealt with self-doubt, stress, guilt and so many other negative feelings throughout my personal and work life, I have now learned how to deal with those thoughts and feelings appropriately and sometimes even in a fun way! He was just so down to earth, listened and helped. Explained everything so well for me and gave me all the time I needed to take it in. I couldn't have asked for a better coach!" Wendy v. Puymbroek. June, 2023

"I was recently diagnosed with severe dyslexia after continuous performance management due to my record keeping and grammar. At times my anxiety level was very high and a feeling of insecurity in a job I love as a nurse. At one time management couldn’t understand me having good qualifications but can’t produce a good, reported without grammar errors. I would be in meetings and keep quite afraid I would pronounce the word wrong, or I would use simplest word to put my views across. At work I would let thing build up before talking about it and then get accused of being aggressive. Now I embrace my dyslexia, finding ways to use it as a strength not a weakness. I started to read books, follow different dyslexia organization on Instagram. I have learned to manage my emotion at work by addressing the issues at the present time. I’m now exploring different neurodiversity network to get involved. " Sharette Thompson
 November, 2023

What can I expect from a coaching session?

Sessions will be practical, and accountable and are rooted in evidence-based behavioural science.

The way I coach is structured around 60 minutes sessions. You start by getting to know your story and your struggle via the intake form you fill in before the session. For example, you might disclose here that you're currently struggling with a certain issue. This could be confidence, anxiety, lack of direction in life, struggling with difficult thoughts, career choices, etc. This helps me understand what you want to get out of the sessions. When needed, I’ll make sure I understand, clarify, ask questions and challenge you to get this really clear so that we can figure out where your problem lies and what you think deserves attention first.

We work together as a team, to help you build the sort of life you want to live. This often involves learning skills to unhook yourself from difficult thoughts or feelings, finding out what matters to you, and taking action to solve your problems. The best way to do this is the same way you would learn to ride a bike, by practising until you do it on your own. In general, as the sessions continue, you should start to develop skills to move more flexibly towards the life you want, regardless of how you feel, or what you think.

You'll leave the session with an action plan: something practical to take away and to actively make a difference in your life. This sometimes means that handouts, audio files, and/or even illustrations will be emailed to you after whereas relevant and applicable to reinforce your learning and the likelihood you will take committed action towards the things you care about.

You are hold accountable via a coaching plan. In this plan, you set out your behavioural goals you want to work towards, and we'll work on the underlying processes that make it more likely that you'll get there. The coaching plan also includes an overview of the techniques and strategies we have covered during the sessions, so you'll find it easy to trace these practical techniques back. 

Training, qualifications & experience

At my core, I'm a life coach who integrates third wave behavioural therapies into my services (more specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). However, my background as an ABA therapist, outdoor pursuit instructor, NLP Practitioner, and M.Sc. in Consumer Studies enables me to draw from different behavioural disciplines and specialisations when needed. Professional development and understanding the theory behind practical usage is very important to me. 

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Consumer Studies (University of Wageningen)
  • Certified NLP Practitioner (The Society of NLP)
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching (University of South Wales)

Experience

  • Over 7 years experience as a life coach and NLP Practitioner
  • 2 years experience as an Applied Behaviour Analysis therapist 
  • ACT practitioner for over 4 years
  • 2 years experience as a volunteer ACT practitioner for cancer patients
  • 2 years experience as an outdoor pursuit instructor (coasteering). Nudging people off Pembrokeshire cliffs.
  • 7 years experience of working with neurodiverse individuals. I am a delivery partner of various UK-wide Neurodiverse coaching contracts. These contract deliver high quality coping strategy coaching, training and mentoring to adults with neurodiverse conditions (ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia, etc.) and other disabilities/long term health conditions (Parkinson, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) at work.

More Recent Training (~ last 2 years)

  • Perspective-taking and a Healthy Sense of Self in Neurodiverse Individuals (Professor Louise McHugh, Nov 2021)
  • ACT for Suicidality and Self Harm (Russ Harris, Dec 2021)
  • ACTivate Your Coaching (Hazel Anderson-Turner & Joe Oliver, Feb 2022)
  • Trauma-Informed ACT (Russ Harris, July 2022)
  • ACT Skills for Children and Adolescents (Dr Victoria Samuel & Dr Chloe Constable, Jan 2023)
  • Facing The Storm: Building your resilience when your world is falling apart (Dr Ray Owen, March 2023)
  • ACT for Adults with ADHD (Dr. Russ Harris, October 2023)
  • Life Beyond the DSM: Process-Based Tools for Practitioners (January 2024)

I am also a professional member of the ACBS (the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science).


Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Habits, routines
  • Neurodiverse individuals. I am a delivery partner of various Neurodiverse Coaching programmes in the UK. Consequently, the majority of my clients have a neurodiverse condition (ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, etc.)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Fees

£50.00 - £60.00

Additional information

Typically, I would advise my clients to initially book for one session, so you can see for yourself if you’re getting the value you are looking for. If you're interested, you can also book in a free 15-minute informative call.

Online life coaching sessions are priced at £60 per hour. Reduced rates are available if you book for a coaching package, which can either be 3 sessions for £165 (works out at £55 per session) or 6 sessions for £300 (£50 per session).  Up-to-date availability can be accessed via the booking system on my website:  

https://habitcoach.co.uk/online-life-coaching-2/

I accept payments via debit card, credit card, and PayPal.

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Why not book in a free 15-min call to find out more? https://habitcoach.co.uk/discovery-call

Type of session

Online

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