Dan’s Coaching Philosophy – Essex, London & Cambridge Life Coach

I have found a vocation I really love, and my philosophy to coaching is simple; I want to be the best coach I can be for you, and I achieve this by using my expertise, experience and ability to effectively connect with you to help unlock your potential. My intention is to help you flourish, achieving sustainable forward movement towards a change in your mindset and / or achieving your goal(s). 

The psychologist Carl Rogers really inspired me. He had a humanistic perspective to psychology and developed the person-centred approach. This means in my practice I have a holistic approach and focus on your self-awareness and thoughtful actions. I believe everyone is individual, has free will and is motivated to achieve their potential and self-actualise (where your personal potential is fully realised). I believe that by focusing on your strengths you can achieve your goal(s) and flourish.

Carl Rogers states that ‘No approach which relies upon knowledge, training and the acceptance of something that is ‘taught’, is of any use.’ He goes on to say that such approaches achieve little but short-lived ‘temporal change’. He argues that real change comes through the ‘experience of the relationship’. For me, this means whilst I value my knowledge and the tools and techniques I use, the relationship is of upmost importance and benefit for the client.

You don’t have to be alone on your journey. As a coaching psychologist, I put evidence into practice and facilitate the change you desire in coaching sessions.

I have worked with both individuals and organisations in Essex, Cambridge & London. You can read testimonials from people I have helped and what they say about their experience of my coaching.


I reached out to Dan several months ago seeking change in my life as I had felt stuck for a number of years. Dan is an excellent listener, and, through our flexible and reflective sessions, I feel I have gained insights I never realised were there to be gained. Dan is somebody who genuinely cares and who creates a sense of being on a journey together. He has helped me achieve real movement in my life and I would recommend him to anybody who similarly feels stuck.

Carl Rogers

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Dan Skeates
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