Abbie Hunkin

Pre-coaching background

I worked in local government and the third sector before completing a master’s degree in occupational psychology and moving in to the world of consulting. I became a business psychologist and worked in leadership development and assessment with clients in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and the UK.

An ideal client would be

Someone who is open-minded and engaged with the coaching process.

What I don’t like doing

The converse; working with someone closed-minded and disengaged! Having said that, in my experience, this has only been a temporary state due to preconceptions about what coaching really is. Once these are aired, I find we tend to move forwards quickly.


I like to take a strengths-based, solution-focused approach to my coaching. However, I may look to uncover unhelpful cognitive patterns and emotional obstacles, as led by the client. I am trained in a range of coaching methods and can flex my approach to suit the changing needs of the client, always with compassion and sensitivity. There is also room for humour in my work at times; some lightness can help ensure that the challenges faced do not feel overwhelming when explored together. My coaching has been described as a ‘positive and empowering experience’.


Virtual Sessions: Globally Face to Face: South West England.

Relevant qualifications

  • Chartered Coaching Psychologist – British Psychological Society
  • EMCC Senior Practitioner
  • MSc Organisational Psychology
  • BA Hons Psychology
  • Various coaching courses including Transactional Analysis, Neuropsychology in Coaching, Coaching Emotional Intelligence, Coaching Neurodivergent Clients, ACT, Solution-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching, Coaching for Performance, Coaching Stress and Anxiety.

Industry sector experience

Financial services, NHS, engineering, national and local government, UK Civil Service, education, etart-ups and SMEs, fintech, third Sector, professional and consulting Services.

What makes me different?

My training as a psychologist ensures I look to stay up to date with research and take an evidence-informed approach, drawing on my knowledge of neuropsychology, human development, social and positive psychology to ensure holistic, client-centred coaching. Having said that, this knowledge is held lightly, with the understanding that the client is the expert in their situation. I like to walk alongside clients, helping to ‘switch on lights’ as we go, enabling them to have a clear view of their situation and take effective decisions.



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