Dating Coach & Relationship Expert
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Quick Summary

academically

  • Prof. Doc. Counselling Psychology Trainee (London Met)
  • MSc Occupational Psychology (Birkbeck)
  • BSc Psychology (UCL)
  • Dip. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Arhus Pyskiatri))
  • Cert. Applied Positive Therapy (UEL)

professionally

personally

  • Married (10 year relationship)
  • Amicably Divorced
  • Single mum
  • Dated off- and online
  • Happily remarried

About Me

Originally I completed my studies in Occupational Therapy, specialising in mental health. Here I received training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), before furthering my studies in psychology (Cert.,BSc, MSc, Prof. Doc).

From my days working as an OT in mental health, a marriage, child and divorce later, I found an interest in dating and relationships. I inadvertently began coaching singles into relationships, when I attended networking events related to my job search, and realised that there was a need for such help. This lead me to co-found PassionSmiths; a company that offered professional coaching and counselling to people who struggle with either dating or relationships.

My dissertation in undergraduate psychology at UCL on social intelligence, published in the psychological journal Personality & Individual Differences, and my psychology Masters on resilience, became my professional springboard into love relationships. And more recently researching commitment phobia, as part of my doctorate in counselling psychology, cemented my passion for dating and relationship coaching.

Since then, I have worked with many different singles, from 20-somethings to 65+.  From never-in-a-relationship to just-come-out -of-a-20-year-marriage. I relish this work, I find it the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I have coached people into successful relationships (including marriage). I have helped people out of toxic relationships and I have also brought couples en route to divorce back together again. Indeed, taking my own medicine, I found and married the man of my dreams.

I am now proud to be heading up the dating coaching division at The Vida Consultancy, as Director of Relationship Psychology Services.

If you feel you need help and would like to work with me, please get in touch and see whether we have a good fit. It is important that you feel comfortable working with me, and indeed that I feel I am the right help for you. Please get in touch for a 10 minute (free) consultation.

Email me at madeleine@thevidaconsultancy.com