Psychological well-being and Personal Development Coach
BSc (Hons) Psychology MBPsS
Accredited Life and Executive Coach MICF PCC
MSc Child and Adolescent Mental health and Psychological Practice
Personal Growth and Mental Health
Catalyst in co-creating your peace,
freedom, happiness and success.
In Antonia Behan MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychological Practice , BSc Psy (Hons) MBPsS MICF PCC, is a psychological well-being and personal development coach. She holds graduate membership of the British Psychological Society and accredited membership of International Coaching Federation.
My Vision: Antonia partners with her clients to empower the development of psychological well-being and the realisation of ones greatest purpose and potential, working with a diverse range of adults and teenagers from multi-cultural backgrounds. Facilitating healing, growth and transformation through the integration of heart-centered values and cultivation of self-esteem, peace, freedom and happiness is at the core of her individual work with clients.
Antonia is passionate about prevention, and loves to facilitate the growth of awareness and knowledge to support prevention of psychological problems, through psycho-educational talks and workshops in schools and community spaces.
My Values: Love, Trust, Freedom, Kindness, Creativity, Natural Beauty, Empowerment, Meaningful Purpose and Happiness.
Methodology: Antonia provides a person-centered coaching approach, through which she integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, the art of acceptance, creative play, mindful awareness, solutions-focused coaching, systemic coaching, transaction analysis, and holistic therapies (relaxation practices, colour healing, and meditations).
2020: Professional Qualified Coach (PCC) Status attained with the International Coach Federation.
2018: MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychological Practice - Edinburgh University.
2017: Professional Diploma Transformational Coaching - The Performance Solution (ICF accredited In-person training).
2013 - 2016: BSc Psychology (Honors) The Open University BPS accredited (MBPsS)
2003-2004: Certificate Life Coaching - The European Coaching Foundation, UK. (ICF accredited programme).
2002: Certificate Healing.The Healing Foundation, UK.
1999 -2001: Interior Decoration and Design Diploma (R.I.Dip.des) - Griffith College, Dublin.
Experience and Professional Development.
2017 - Currently: Private personal and professional development coaching and therapy for adults and teenagers at Atlantic Clinic (Nueva Andalucia) and Ocean Clinic (Gibraltar). Executive Coaching contract in Gibraltar (Addison Global ltd). Mental health and well-being workshops and counselling support for Schools in Marbella (Aloha College and Swans School)
2016/2017: School personal development coach and intervention specialist at Laude College, Marbella. Providing individual performance development, behavior and motivational coaching, and stress and anxiety management skills for teenagers, with class interventions and group workshops for teenagers.
2016: Creative Therapy workshop facilitator at a Cortijo Care (Drug and alcohol rehabilitation and psychological wellness clinic, Marbella, Spain). Facilitation of creative therapy workshops and psycho-educational lectures for adult inpatients.
2014-2015: School personal development coach at Sotogrande International School. Providing psychological, emotional and social well-being support for teenagers, psycho-educational talks for parents and group workshops for teenagers and teaching staff.
2013-2014: Assistant Clinical Psychology Internship (Marbella, Spain). Observation, psychological evaluation, assisting with the in-patient clinic, and applying psychological coaching and counselling for individuals with anxiety-related disorders.
Continuing Professional Development Studies and Training
2016 - Cert. Extended DISC psychometric testing.
2016 - Mindfulness Training
2014 - Cert online: Keeping Children safe online. NSPCC
2013 - Cert online: Addiction: dealing with addictive behavior. Harvard Medical School
2013 - Cert. online: Lifestyle medicine for stress management. Harvard Medical School
2013 - Cert online: Treatment of depression;emerging issues. Harvard Medical School
2013 - Cert online: Assessment and treatment of anxiety in a primary care setting. Harvard Medical School.
Other training and experiential Courses:
2004 - 'The Journey' (Brandon Bays) Practitioner training - UK.
2002 - Cert. Healing Therapy (touch therapy) -The Healing Foundation UK
2000 - Colour Healing, UK.
Since 2004, I have been on a personal quest to explore: how the mind works, our role in affecting change in the world; the potential of the human mind for self healing; the mind-body-environment connection; why we suffer and how we can overcome individual and collective suffering, heart-centered living, and towards creating harmony in our world from within.
I try my best to walk my talk and continue to develop and upgrade my professional training and personal development. I am interested in learning more about a holistic approach to preventing and treating dis-ease, disharmony and mental health 'disorders' and how working with the mind, body and environment, together, and with children, parents and teachers, together, we can create positive and powerful transformations, and happier, healthier families. I continue with my own therapy, supervision and professional development training.
The British Psychological Society.
The International Coaching Federation
Please note Antonia is not a licensed psychologist and as such cannot make a diagnosis of mental health disorders. Antonia does collaborate with psychiatrists to provide you with coaching and therapy alongside mental health support.