Nick Rothengatter - Life Coach and ACT therapist at Habit Coach
You eagerly seek change in some area or areas of your life, but struggle to make that change happen.
Maybe because you’re feeling a bit lost at the moment and need some kind of direction. Maybe you’re trying to change the way you feel as if it’s pulling you away the person you want to be. It doesn’t really matter what it is you’re struggling with, what matters most is that you want to DO something about it right NOW. That’s what brought you here, isn’t it?
You don’t want to settle for how things are. Not anymore.
Past (failed) attempts are however making you believe you might not be able to tackle this challenge just by yourself (JUST YET). You might have tried before, full of enthusiasm, but your energy usually wears off. Your motivation doesn’t seem to last so you keep returning to those same old, comfortable and safe routines. Your comfort zone.
But in order to grow you need to commit to a change. So the question you need to ask yourself is, are you ready to make that step?
IS LIFE COACHING SOMETHING FOR ME?
If you think you're ready to make a change then yes, finding a coach that is a good fit to you would be the next step. Generally speaking, if you’re looking for a life coach you’re looking to grow. You’re hungry to resolve an ongoing issue. This could be lack of confidence, feeling overwhelmed with life, struggling with anxiety or generally taking the next step for your career and yourself. Bottom line is, you want to tackle your issue so that things are different and stay different in the future.
A life coach is there for you and is typically someone who:
- doesn’t fall for the lame excuses or stories you keep telling yourself which hold you back
- makes you feel able and confident enough to step outside your comfort zone, ready to grow and achieve the things you want to achieve
- you can trust in a safe environment where you can feel completely understood
- listens to your story, with full attention but without judgement
- helps you begin to see and become more self-aware of your amazing potential and resources within you (yes, it’s really there)
- holds you accountable and regularly follows-up on your goals. If you want to do something tomorrow you’re going to do it tomorrow.
- questions whether your motivation, your desire to do something, is true to yourself and therefore never runs out
All reviews can be found on Google Reviews here: shorturl.at/EKSU0
Eliot Baron - January 2021
"I've had 3 months of counselling with Nick, as a cancer patient & carer. I consider it great good fortune that our paths have crossed & even in lockdown, through Zoom, I can get the benefit of talking with Nick, and sharing in the exercises he can draw on. I really enjoy and appreciate being able to have him as a counsellor, in this most difficult of times. I have no hesitation in recommending him to you.''
William Bravin - June 2020
"I stumbled across Nick's website while on the search for a therapist, and I am so glad I did. He is super personable and professional, and a brilliant listener.
His background as both a behavioural therapist, and as an outdoor instructor really resonated with me, and I have just signed up for another six sessions via online video call - although you can just start with one at a time. 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.''
Aaren Fitz - June 2020
"Nick is a genuine and compassionate person. I feel confident that he is able to help his clients understand their own needs and guide them on their personal journeys. He is a great objective listener. I would highly recommend Nick as a life coach."
Mary Daly - 2019
"I can honestly say that attending coaching sessions with Nick has been the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. At the time, I was stuck and unable to move forward with certain issues, anxiety was holding me back from getting out and enjoying life and I no longer believed in myself or my abilities.
From the very first session, Nick made me feel at ease and totally comfortable when talking about various issues. He has a natural ability to understand what works best for me; has provided encouragement, clarity and focus to help me understand, and most importantly, accept myself.
Friends have noticed the positive transformation in me, I feel better in myself than I have for a very long time and I’m looking forward to continuing this exciting journey with all that I have learned, and will continue to learn, through the fascinating concept of ACT.
I can highly recommend Nick as a life coach.''
SO WHO'S THIS "HABIT COACH"?
The Habit Coach has been set-up by Nick, a qualified life coach and an accredited NLP Practitioner. He also holds a Master degree in Consumer Studies, where he specialised in decision making and behavioural design. Nick has set-up the Habit Coach – a local life coaching business based in Pembrokeshire – because he thoroughly enjoys supporting people just like you in following through on the goals you have set yourself or habits you want to build or overcome.
What makes Nick stand out to most other life coaches out there is his practical experience as an outdoor instructor and behavioural therapist, helping individuals to step out of their comfort zone. Also, Nick places emphasis on a very particular form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is part of the 3rd wave of (evidence-based!) cognitive behaviour therapies that places special attention on taking action and committing towards it. Behaving towards the stuff that matters to you, the stuff you stand for (but perhaps struggle with so far).
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A COACHING SESSION?
First and foremost, I want to make it clear to you that every coaching session is tailored to you. No coaching session is the same because your story and your problems are unique to you and different to anyone else if that makes sense.
That said, I can give you a general outline. The way I coach is structured around 60 minutes coaching sessions. I’ll start by getting to know your story and your struggle. I’ll make sure I understand, clarify, ask questions and challenge you when needed. This is necessary so that we can figure out exactly where your problem lies and what deserves attention first. Various NLP, ABA, ACT techniques can be introduced throughout the session to get to the core of your problem quicker, but that all depends your story and what works best for you.
During the session we'll break things down to eventually come to a specific and actionable solution for you to follow up. Sometimes that includes a bit of homework. You should come away from the conversation inspired, empowered, and equipped with the necessary mindset and tools to move forward on your own. That said, I'm always there for you if you need any additional advice. We can have a chat over the phone, email, or you can book additional sessions depending on the case.
Coaching sessions are priced at 35 pounds per hour. These rates are competitive to make life coaching and/or ACT therapy accessible to more people (something I stand for). Reduced rates are available if you decide to book for more than one session. It's 3 sessions for 100 pounds and 6 sessions for 180 pounds if you pay in advance. Please call or email to check for availability.
WHERE DO COACHING SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Face-to-face coaching sessions take place in a professional and safe environment in Pembrokeshire, either in Narberth or in Pembroke Dock.
Our professional coaching room in Narberth has the convenience that it is located in the heart of Pembrokeshire, within walking distance from a train station, a bus stop or free parking spaces. Our location in Pembroke Dock is at The Therapy Rooms Pembrokeshire. The Therapy Rooms offer a whole range of complementary health and wellbeing therapies, so make sure you have a look what more they have to offer.
Online coaching sessions take place via Zoom. Online we have the opportunity to go over a specific resource or PDF file which are made available afterwards via email.
STILL WITH ME?
Great. To book a session just give me a call or drop me a message via the life coach directory. If you have any additional questions we can have an initial chat first so you can judge for yourself if this is something for you. I look forward hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional development and understanding the theory behind practical usage is very important to me. Therefore, I have the following core qualifications:
- Professional Member of the Association for Contextual Behaviour Science (ACBS)
- Qualified Life Coach with ILM
- Certified NLP Practitioner
- Master of Science in Consumer Studies
I keep up-to-date in the field of psychotherapy, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Specific ACT Training I have completed in the last two years include:
- Happiness Trap Online Programme (8 week programme, 2019)
- ACT for Difficult to Engage Teens with Ben Sedley (2 hr workshop, 2020)
- Telehealth: How To Do ACT Well Via Video or Audio with Russ Harris & Joe Oliver (2 hour workshop, 2020)
- ACT for Adolescents with Dr Russ Harris (16hr online training, 2020)
- ACT for Adolescents with Dr Louise Hayes (12hr workshop, 2020)
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Habits, routines
- Personal development
- Career coaching
- Work/life balances
- Stress management
- Fertility (me and my partner have undergone several IVF/ICSI treatments)
- Cancer (I volunteer for a cancer charity to offer emotional support for those on a cancer journey)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
Sessions are charged 35 pound per hour. These rates are competitive to make life coaching and/or ACT therapy more accessible to people (something I stand for). Reduced rates are available if you decide to book for more than one session. It's 3 sessions for 100 pounds and 6 sessions for 180 pounds if you pay in advance. Please call or email to check for availability and eligibility.