Discovery & Development Coach
BSc (Hons) Psy. MBPsS MICF ACC
Accredited Personal and Professional Coach
Personal Growth Workshop Facilitator.
Catalyst in co-creating your peace,
freedom and happiness.
Accredited Graduate Psychologist MBPsS
Accredited Personal and Professional Coach MICF ACC
Antonia Behan BSc Psy (Hons) MBPsS MICF ACC, is a fully qualified Transformational Coach, and a member of the British Psychological Society and the International Coaching Federation.
Antonia partners with her clients to support psychological well-being and the realisation of ones greatest potential, working with a diverse range of adults and teenagers from multi-cultural backgrounds.
Since 2004, Antonia has provided transformational coaching sessions and workshops to individuals and businesses in the UK, Spain and Gibraltar. In 2013, this evolved into the realisation of one of her long term objectives: to bring life skills, mindfulness and personal development coaching to schools.
Today, Antonia works privately with adults, teenagers and families to support psychological well-being and positive living, through schools, including a current collaboration with Swans International (Marbella), and within businesses, where she enjoys working with individual members of the team to facilitate personal growth.
Antonia creates a space of compassion, understanding, care, acceptance, inspiration and empowering support, to work with you in co-creating meaningful dreams, psychological wellness, and a way of living and being that supports your personal peace, freedom, happiness. Her approach takes a developmental perspective and offers a holistic range of evidenced-based psychological practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with person-centered, solutions-focused, systemic and creative coaching approaches,
Currently: MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychological Well-being Practice (Edinburgh University)
2017: Diploma Personal and Transformational Coaching (ICF accredited)
2013 - 2016: BSc Psychology (Honors) The Open University BPS accredited (MBPsS)
2003-2004: Life Coaching - The European Coaching Foundation, UK. (ICF accredited programme).
2002: Cert. Healing.The Healing Foundation, UK.
1999 -2001: Interior Decoration and Design Diploma (R.I.Dip.des) - Griffith College, Dublin.
1998-1999: BA Fashion and Textile Design - The National College of Art, Dublin, Ireland
(Transferred to Interior Design)
1997-1996: Art and Design (Foundation Diploma) - Wimbledon Art College, UK.
Professional Development: Training and Experience:
Currently: Private personal and professional development coaching for adults and teenagers at Atlantic Clinic (Nueva Andalucia) and Ocean Clinic (Gibraltar). Providing coaching on: life direction, self-esteem, psychological well-being, performance development, relationship enhancement, mind management, behaviour change and meaningful purpose. Continues with school-based collaborations.
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 placement 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 , with observation of group therapy (psycho-dynamic and drama therapy focus).
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.
Recent research has been focused on the preventing of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, through evidenced-based, school-based intervention programmes and parenting skills development.
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