cognitive coaching

Thinking that works for you.

Our aim is educate, to give a better understanding of cognition, its effects and connection with behaviour. This enables our clients to maximise the benefits of helpful thinking.

We design and deliver training and follow up coaching to develop teams and individuals in this way. This can be used to focus on both personal and workplace goals.

We share our in-depth knowledge and experience of psychologically proven techniques and strategies to help individuals overcome stress and unhelpful behaviours, build resilience and maximise their potential. Our work supports people in challenging situations, such as the management of change in the workplace, creating a better environment, and giving individuals the opportunity to focus on personal wellbeing and performance.

Our methods are effective in allowing individual psychological health to be understood, easily learned and applied in a short space of time, using education, training, research, seminars and one-to-one coaching.



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About Us



Ian Washington-Smith

Ian has previously worked,for over 20 years, in people and departmental management roles within the police service and has been a Company Director for a number of years. He became interested in the philosophy of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy and how it helps empower individuals to manage difficulties. He has trained as a therapist and Cognitive Coach. His qualifications include BA Hons Humanities (Psychology and Sociology), Advanced Diplomas in CBT/REBT; CBT/REBT Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy and Integrative Therapies.

He has jointly developed Cognitive Coaching to focus on the needs of the public and private sectors in particular.



Beverley Harper

Beverley worked in the corporate world of magazine publishing for 25 years, where she was responsible for running and managing sales teams across several different locations. She was also Director of the training department for a large international company. Beverley trained as a psychotherapist in 2001. She has an MSc in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(REBT) and has been working in private practice since 2003. She works at The Priory in Bristol seeing clients individually and running a weekly Mindfulness group. She has  additionally trained in NLP, ACT, CFT, EMDR. With her solid background in the corporate world and broad experience of the practice of psychology, she is able to draw on all her knowledge to develop courses and workshops for business, individuals and therapists. She supervises other practitioners and lectures at the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in London and Bath. She designs and runs courses for Cognitive Coaching.