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Cognitive Behavioural Coaching












Paula Holahan is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Coach based in Watford, Hertfordshire, UK.

Paula believes that coaching is a transformational journey of discovery whereby one can become the best version of yourself through unconditional support from her as your personal coach. Through the use of coaching tools, skills and techniques she will look at particular areas in your life, facilitating you to identify and enhance your values, beliefs and behaviour and determine solutions that work for you and she will support you in achieving your goals.

About Me

Paula Holahan

Paula offers individual coaching and workshops focusing on women who are transitioning through teenage years, parenting and menopause. She specialises in stress and performance management, health and wellbeing and creating an environment where you can flourish and thrive. Paula, holds virtual sessions via SKYPE and Zoom, face to face and she is now offering one to one co-partnering sessions with nature in outdoor spaces. Paula has over 20 years experience working in the private, education and mental health sectors. During which time, she completed a degree in Psychology and developed a special interest in Cognitive and Positive Psychology's approach of explaining why we behave the way we do, in particular Cognitive Behavioural Coaching.


Anon, Leader in Education

Paula helped me to understand how important it is to prioritise what was needed to be done TODAY rather than trying to be wonder woman and do it all in one day! I have seen the positive impact it has had on both my work life and my home life

Anon, Student

The difference in how I’ve been feeling in myself from the start to the end of the 9 week programme has been insane. I started to cope with my workload in a completely different way and made my stress less extreme

Anon, Parent

Coaching has not only helped me in my career, but also in my personal life. I have now started to approach things in a different, more positive way and I have Paula to thank!!

Anon, Leader in Business

Paula's coaching has helped me get on track and accomplish a number of goals that I set myself. I feel much clearer now about what I want to do and have already had some positive outcomes


Through Paula's CBT technique, I was able to accomplish more than I could have ever imagined within this 6 session time frame. 

I am so glad I met her and thankful for all the time she spent helping me and reinforcing a more positive image of myself.

Articles about Coaching

Are you someone who: 

  • experiences stress and anxiety

  • is looking for support in self-acceptance

  • is concerned about work / life balance

  • is looking for support in wanting a career change

  • is a CEO / Managing Director looking to create a coaching culture

  • is a business owner seeking clarity and overcoming barriers to achieving your goals

  • is looking for support in a new / current leadership role

  • wishing to change organisations

  • is needing support in performance management

  • approaching a crossroads in their life

You will benefit from personal coaching by using a bespoke program tailored to your needs, gaining strategies that will support you achieving your goals.

Take the next step today.

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Parent Workshop

Are you a family who:

  • experiences stress and anxiety

  • wants to encourage your child / teenager to be competent 

  • wants to learn how to model and mirror resilience; confidence; self-esteem; self-worth and self-efficacy

  • wants to build on your own toolbox to create an environment where everyone thrives

You will benefit from a program designed specifically for parents. This workshop can be taken as a group, couple or individual. It comprises of 6 workshops over a period of one hour weekly sessions. If you want to create an environment where your family thrives and flourishes by building confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and self-efficacy, this program is for you.

Take the next step today.


Are you someone who:

  • is going through any stage of menopause (peri-menopause, menopause or post-menopause)

  • is an employer / workplace who wants to support their female employees

  • partner / family who wants to support their loved one

  • want to improve your confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and self-efficacy


You will benefit from a program designed specifically around menopause. It comprises of 6 workshops over a period of one hour weekly sessions. These workshops can be taken individually or in groups. If you want to create management strategies for your symptoms and create an environment where you thrive, improve your confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and self-efficacy, then this program is for you.


Take the next step today.

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