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 Psychological Coach, and holds graduate membership of the British Psychological Society and accredited membership of International Coaching Federation.
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 the cultivation of heart-centered values, self-esteem, peace, freedom and happiness, is at the core of her practice. Providing awareness and knowledge to support prevention of psychological problems, through psycho-educational talks and workshops in schools and community centers is part of her on-going work.
Methodology: Antonia provides a person-centered coaching approach, through which she integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, the art of acceptance, creative play, mindful awareness, solutions-focused coaching, systemic coaching, transaction analysis, and holistic therapies (relaxation practices, colour healing, archetype work, and visualizations).
Currently: MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychological Well-being Practice - Edinburgh University. Completes August 2018.
2017: Diploma Transformational Coaching - The Performance Solution (ICF accredited)
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.
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.
Experience and Professional Development.
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 in Marbella.
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