Personal and Professional Development Psychologist
BSc (Hons) Psychology MBPsS
MSc Child and Adolescent Mental health and Psychological Practice
Professional Qualified Coach MICF PCC
Certified CBT Practitioner
Certified Individual Trauma Specialist
Facilitator in Leading from Your Heart
Empowering Catalyst in co-creating your peace,
freedom, happiness and success.
My name is Antonia Behan. My credentials are: MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychological Practice , BSc Psychology (Hons) MBPsS, i am a qualified Professional Coach MICF PCC, certified CBT practitioner and certified individual clinical trauma therapist , with graduate membership of the British Psychological Society and professional membership of International Coaching Federation.
My Vision: I partner with you to empower the development of your greatest possibility and potential for happiness and success where it matters most to you. I partner with a diverse range of adults and teenagers from multi-cultural backgrounds to facilitate
healing, growth and transformation. I am passionate about prevention, and love to facilitate the growth of awareness and knowledge through psycho-educational talks and workshops in schools and community spaces. In addition I love to work with families and organisations to facilitate change, healing and growth; enhancing communication, values integration, psychological well-being, and lthe eadership of self and others.
My Values: Love, Family, Friends, Creativity. Support, Natural Beauty, Freedom, Meaningful Purpose, Peace, Health, Happiness, Fulfilment and making a difference.
Methodology: I provide a person-centered coaching approach, through which i integrate cognitive behavioral coaching, 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) -The International Coach Federation.
2018: MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychological Practice - Edinburgh University.
2017: Associate Qualifed Coach (ACC) - The international Coaching Federation
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.
Experience and Professional Development.
2019 - Opened a private practice in Sotogrande providing coaching and therapy to adults and adolescents. Continue with corporate leadership coaching, and psycho-educational workshops for schools.
2017 - 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. Mental health and well-being workshops and counselling support for Schools.
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 2020:
2020 - Clinical Trauma Specialist CCTS-I Robert Rhoton (Udemy)
2020 - Certified CBT Practitoner. Kain Ramsey (Udemy)
2016 - Cert. Extended DISC psychometric testing (The Performance Solution)
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, The Temple of Colour 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.
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 I am a master degree level psychologist and not a licensed psychologist and as such cannot make a diagnosis of mental health disorders. I do collaborate with psychiatrists and Clinical psychologists to provide you with coaching and therapy alongside mental health support.