About Me

When your goals look a long way in the distance and the journey is a little frightening. Then it is good to know that you have someone with you every step of the way.

Hello, I’m Colin

Compelling Visions Coach

I help individuals and groups to  gain clarity, peace of mind and a
new perspective on their lives. This allows them to take positive
action and move forward, even when things seem
overwhelming and out of control.
I believe everyone has the potential to change their life for the better. I have spent the last 25 years studying a vast array of
psychotherapy disciplines and evaluated hundreds of self-help books.
From this, I have removed the wheat from the chaff to find out
what really works to make a difference in helping you move
forward in your life.

I live in a  rural village in Fife, Scotland and settled here with my life partner almost 20 years ago.

I am a very empathic and compassionate person. I love nature, golf, and meeting people. These are some of the things that
inspire me on a daily basis. I started my coaching journey 25
years ago when I studied NLP and hypnotherapy. I had a private
practice at that time helping people to make significant changes and turn their lives around. Since then, life took me in different directions challenging in its own way. I rediscovered my passion for helping people in recent years. I consider that my creativity helps me in my discipline and contributes to
my passion of helping others to gently confront their limitations.
People have challenges in their everyday lives and I support them to
move on and overcome their fears and anxieties.
NLP, CBT, hypnotherapy, and mindfulness are some of the helping disciplines that I use to support people to discover their own solutions and find a way forward to personal success. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Together we will make sure that you take that step in the right direction.

 

Training & Qualifications

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (NCHP) National College of Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
  • Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (NCHP)
  • Practitioner of NLP & DBM
  • Certificate in Brief Therapy

 

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I am a member of The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology for continuous learning & development.

My qualifications are as follows:

  • Mindfulness Practitioner
  • NLP Practitioner
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Hypnotherapy Diploma
  • Life Coach Certificate
  • CBT Practitioner Certificate
  • Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology

NLP

(Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

NLP gives us the user’s manual to mind and body. It focuses on what really works specifically
for each individual. I am continually amazed at how a seemingly small change in the way we think can produce an enormous positive change in the way we do our lives.

CBT

(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

CBT is a discipline that really forces you to be accountable and responsible for your thoughts and actions. If you are somebody who continually uses excuses, distractions, and putting things off until tomorrow, then this approach can be particularly helpful. CBT has been the preferred therapeutic approach to manage stress and anxiety for many decades.

 Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation is clinically proven to help with the reduction of stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is much more than meditation. It is a way of living with conscious awareness and intention.  We learn to be grounded in the present moment. We all have unpleasant memories from the past. And equally, we have fears and concerns about the future. And being grounded, we can accept both the past
and future concerns, but not allow insidious thought
cycles destroy us.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is often misunderstood as a helping discipline because of the way it has been used in the entertainment industry and portrayed in the media. Cutting edge hypnotherapy techniques are very successful in helping with deep-rooted problems and limitations. NLP and CBT combine seamlessly with hypnotherapy
to speed up and solidify the change process.

Individual Coaching

Coaching sessions are delivered online using Zoom. This offers a convenient and comfortable environment for the client.

 

Group Coaching

For groups of 3 or more, we can offer fully customised packages, facilitating life-changing results in a supportive group environment.

                                                                              Testimonials

 

I have never before encountered a coach like Colin. His coaching style is incredibly creative, smart and insightful. Whatever hardship you will bring to him, he will very skilfully and subtly transform it, perhaps, into a light and fluffy unicorn shape cloud making you forget what was the problem in the first place. Just prepare to be pleasantly surprised. True talent with sharpness but softness, witty humour, kindness and empathy combined into a master of words and people. Every session with Colin has left me with a sense of lightness, complete clarity and optimism. Not only is he an excellent coach but he is also an incredibly talented writer; his beautiful eye-opener poems are heartwarming, witty and enlightening. If you want to experience more lightness, peace, self-compassion and clarity with a good pinch of humour then Colin is your perfect coach.  Helena (London)

Colin is the master of words and metaphors. He is able to flip situations upside down and show the other side of the coin. His experience with hypnotherapy allows him to take his clients on great insightful visualizations and deep learning journeys. On top of that, he adds a little bit of humor to his sessions which creates a great bond with his clients and allows for more effective results! (Hayan, Dubai)

I´ve had the honor of working with Colin and I can say with confidence and complete honesty his coaching style is warm, kind and efficient with a solution centred approach. My sessions with Colin have helped open my eyes to find solutions to issues I was struggling with, even when at the time it seemed almost impossible to find a way to move away from those problems and focus on something more productive. I am sure if you decide to have a session with Colin, you will have a great opportunity to get your answers and do what you need to do in order to get what you really want! (Cesar, Mexico)

I am very inspired to write a review for Colin. Colin is a calm, gentle and rock-solid, reliable coach. With an inviting and cheerful spirit, he challenged me to look outside of the box of certain limiting beliefs. He is very experienced and professional with Hypno-Therapy. It is fascinating that with a few simple reframes he can get you to see the clarity in your situation. Positivity and Humor, with a touch of the poetic, go hand in hand with his sharp overview of situations and his deep awareness of how to best offer his coaching to the client. I felt safe and able to open up and share very deep personal stories because of the unconditional positive care and empathy I got from Colin. Furthermore, I know that Colin works with people in sports and I can see his passion and love for the sports world as well. I recommend Colin as a coach from the bottom of my heart. (Steffi, Spain)