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Coaching MAC, cert psych, Powerchange GOLD Coach, NLP Practitioner

About me

'Stuck in thought?' I can help.

Have you ever found yourself 'stuck in thought'? That's when it seems that a way of thinking that you don't want just won't go away. People who are 'stuck in thought' can feel helpless, hopeless and lacking in confidence.

But there is hope. I love coaching especially in the area of personal development and I'm passionate about helping you to break free from thought patterns that aren't helpful, building your confidence and giving you the tools that you need to make the changes that you want. I specialise in helping people break free of phobias, overburdening stress, anxieties and obsessive and compulsive tendencies and depression. There are many, powerful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and Mindfulness-based activities that can help you break free of phobias, obsessions and compulsions and general as well as specific anxieties, stress and depression. It will require hard work and commitment but it will be so worth it!

I offer career coaching and I have helped clients seek promotion, work in the first place and help affirm a career path that they have chosen providing them with valuable skills in how to present their best in an interview and learn what to do and what not to do with presentation software in an interview.

I provide business coaching having worked with both middle and senior staff from Addenbrooke's Hospital and I am a member of the coaching team providing coaching for Area Deans within the Diocese of Essex.

With many years' experience in the Primary Education sector, I have taught children of all ages in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I am also a Mentor at Harlow College providing learning support for students. I have led the development and implementation of my previous school's staff coaching system. Drawing from established good practice, I tailored the model to meet the school's specific needs. This system has been in place for over three years and has had a major impact on school development, particularly in the areas of Teaching and Learning and in Leadership and Management.

Training, qualifications & experience

- Full Member of the Association for Coaching MAC (2018-2019)
- Certification in Positive Psychiatry & Mental Health, University of Sydney (2018)
- Certification in Synapses, Neurons and Brains, University of Jerusalem (2016)
- University Certificate in Psychology, Derby (2015)
- Certification in Positive Psychology, University of North Carolina (2015)
- Personalised coaching with both professionals, businesses and the general public
- Identified Support Mentor for Harlow College (2015-2017)
- Member of the Chelmsford Diocesan Coaching Team for clergy (2015 onwards)
- Powerchange GOLD Coach (2007)
- Powerchange NLP Practitioner Coach (2007)
- A wide range of coaching and psychology areas studied and implemented in CPD and therapy for clients
- Expert in presentation techniques
- Extensive work with teachers and teaching assistants
- Have worked in teaching with a wide range of educational experience (taught YR to Y6)
- Over 660 hours CPD
- Over 440 hours of coaching

Member organisations


Association for Coaching (AC)

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Additional information


Non-executive - £50 for 1 hour; £60 for 1.5 hours; £70 for 2 hours (+ travel expenses charged at £0.45 x return journey distance for all the journeys incurred by me), but the fee is open to negotiation if finances are difficult;

Executive - £150 per hour plus travel expenses. Minimum session: 2 hours.

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Payment is due by the end of the session or the day unless alternative arrangements have been agreed with Stephen Long Coaching.

When I work

9am-9pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 9am-7pm Wednesday. 9am-5pm Saturday.

Further information

I have worked in primary education since 1990: firstly, as a classroom and senior teacher and from 2003 to 2014 as an IT project leader, Network Manager and Senior Member of staff in Ripple Primary School. I implemented the current coaching model used within the school and one of my responsibilities was Staff and Pupil Welfare.

I especially love helping people of all ages to free themselves from unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours. I have written an e-book entitled: Why Did I Do That? In layman's terms it explores why people behave like they do and how they can learn to avoid behaving in ways that they don't want to in the future. The Kindle e-book can be downloaded by going to my website and following the link on the homepage.

I am a committed Christian and co-lead a Fellowship Group. I am also a worship leader at the church that I attend. With my wife I lead the Marriage Preparation course and have done so since 1994.

96 Morningtons, Harlow, CM19 4QJ

Type of session

In person