coaching with nick


“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”                                                        Carl Rogers

At a time in my life when I felt personally and professionally stuck, a conversation with a life coach helped me radically to rethink my approach and set me on the liberating journey described in my book Urban Worrier: Adventures in the Lost Art of Letting Go.

Nearly a decade later, I am delighted to offer coaching myself, with a particular passion for the areas in which I am most experienced:

  • mid-life transition
  • personal development
  • men’s issues & fatherhood
  • parenting & adoption
  • career transition
  • writing and the creative process


My coaching style is supportive and empowering rather than directive. I have discovered that approaching even the most troublesome situations with curiosity and understanding can free us up to move forward in unexpected ways.

“Insightful, intuitive, personable & warm” / “A powerful experience” / “I hadn’t expected to laugh so much, alongside the tears” / “Really liberating insights” / “A deeply affirming experience” / “Positive steps in changing my working world” more testimonials

Whatever your situation, we will work together to explore your particular needs and goals in a time-frame that works for you, and regularly review our progress.

Sessions are either in Edinburgh in person (indoors or outdoors as you prefer), or online using Skype or similar technology from anywhere in the world. Anything we share is confidential.


Additionally, I am a qualified Coach Supervisor, offering safe space for your in-depth reflection on your practice and wellbeing as a coach. More details here.


I am credentialed to the advanced level of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation, the only globally recognized, independent credentialing organisation for coach practitioners. I an instructor on the Accredited Diploma in Transformative Coaching for Animas Centre for Coaching, where I also gained my own diploma, accredited by the Association for Coaching and ICF. As a trainer I specialise in Transactional Analysis, Person-centred and Narrative coaching. I also have a have a Diploma in Coaching Supervision, accredited by both the EMCC and ICF. Prior qualifications include a Diploma in Newspaper Journalism at City University, and a BA in English at the University of Oxford.


A first exploratory consultation call is free, with subsequent hour-long sessions available online or by phone for £80 each or £420 for a block of six. I also offer a small number of in-person sessions at my home in Edinburgh, subject to current Covid-19 regulations.

If you are interested in booking coaching with me, or want more information, please drop me an email and we’ll see what’s possible. Or simply book yourself any of the above sessions at my online calendar.


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