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Centre for Coaching & Faculty for Coaching Psychology

The Centre for Coaching is an International coaching training centre and consultancy established in 2001. It is a leading provider of coaching and psychological coaching training for coaches, managers, executives, trainers, psychologists, health and HR professionals.

The recognised and approved professional body training programmes run at the Centre for Coaching or in-house for external organisations include Certificates and Diplomas in Coaching, Psychological Coaching, Coaching Psychology, Stress Management & Performance Coaching, & Health Coaching. The Centre has pioneered the development of Cognitive Behavioural, Rational Emotive & Multimodal Coaching. Our Course Directors have published books and articles on coaching, coaching psychology and other topics.

The Association for Coaching (AC) is a leading professional independent professional body. The Centre for Coaching is a founding member of the Association. We run the AC Accredited Advanced Diploma in Coaching programme, The Diplomas in Psychological Coaching and Coaching Psychology are at a postgraduate level. 

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With relevant experience and successful completion of the Centre's courses, graduates can apply to CABA for Chartered status as a Coach, executive Coach or Mentor.  

The British Psychological Society Learning Centre approves the Centre for Coaching short 2-day Primary and extended Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma courses for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The Centre for Coaching, IAPD, is an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Recognised Provider. As a recognised provider, the Centre runs a wide range of approved coaching and management development programmes which are suitable for Continuing Professional Development. On completion of their programme, students receive an ILM Development certificate. Our Centre for Coaching, IAPD, ILM Advanced Development Awards qualify successful candidates for Associate Membership of the ILM. Those with more than five years experience may also apply for full Membership of the ILM. Our ILM course brochure provides full details of the programmes. The Centre's ILM course dates and fees are also available.


The Centre for Coaching has a Faculty of Coaching Psychology. Its staff are Chartered Psychologists who teach and supervise on the Centre's ISCP recognised Diploma in Coaching Psychology Programme. Consultant Coaching Psychologists include Dr Kristina Gyllensten and Dr Siobhain O'Riordan. 


To be the leading pioneers in the field of Cognitive Behavioural and Solution Focused Coaching.