Julie Allen


I’m a trained, accredited coach. I work alongside you to enable deep personal reflection and help you find practical solutions. I use a range of theoretical frameworks and share tools and techniques you can easily apply in your day-to-day life.

Coaching and many forms of counselling have lots in common: it’s person-centred, draws on various theories, is non-judgmental and collaborative. The main reason you might choose to work with me as a coach is mostly about the nature of the challenges you might be facing and how you feel about your capacity to deal with them. If you are not sure, this is something we would discuss at the assessment stage.

Some examples for seeking coaching are:

  • You lack confidence or clarity or focus
  • You are stuck in a difficult situation at work or at home
  • You are facing a life change that makes you feel uncertain or scared
  • You have an important decision to make but are not sure which way to go
  • You have identified a habit or a pattern that you want to change
  • You have an ambitious goal but are not sure how to achieve it

I can work alongside you to make sense of things, gain clarity and new perspectives, find courage and identify fresh thinking and actions to make the change(s) that you want to make.

Qualifications and Experience

I have a Diploma in Transformational Coaching and a Masters in Leading and Consulting in Organisations, a systems psychodynamic approach from the Tavistock Clinic in London. I am a Visiting Lecturer on the same course. I’m accredited by the International Coaching Federation and abide by their code of ethics.

I regularly staff on Group Relations Conferences – immersive experiential group events. This learning and experience means that even when I am working 1-1 I always hold your context and/or the system you are working and living in, in mind to help you find appropriate, realistic, practical solutions.

I’ve taught English in Spain and Japan and worked in advising and managing roles supporting international students at three London universities. I also worked for a decade in a senior leadership role at the UK Council for International Student Affairs. I moved to St Leonards on Sea in 2017. I’m from Scotland.

Get in touch to see how we can help you.