Welcome to our Website.

We are Ian & Lesley Disley

Cognitive Behavioural Coaches and Trainers

Struggling with stress, anger, depression or anxiety ……and living in the Lincolnshire area?

Call us for a FREE Initial Phone Consultation               07510092075

Personal Life Coaching

We  have also taught and delivered Personal & Social Development programmes around the country. Including Wellbeing Skills group, Life Skills workshops and courses teaching DBT Skills training (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), CBT Skills training (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT Training (Acceptance Commitment Therapy)

Relationship Coaching

We believe that love should be given a chance, and that there are relationships that can be saved, if only the people involved take that first step and make that last ditch effort to save their relationship. Our approach towards couples therapy is oriented not only towards solving the problems the couple is facing with each other, but to revive the feeling of love and affection they have towards each other.

We teach life skills and can empower you to be your own therapist and coach

We would introduce you to our ground-breaking approach called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) which draws on evidence-based psychological models.  Known as Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT) and used in Executive Coaching within the corporate world.

ACT  is an innovative form of behavioural and cognitive therapy that has built upon both the strengths and the weaknesses of traditional Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Helping You Improve Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

Stress Managment

Anxiety & Depression Treatment

Addiction Recovery

Anger Management

Mental Health & Wellness

Anxiety, Depression, Anger, OCD,  Fear,  Worry, Loneliness and Addiction,

Relationship Coaching

Interpersonal Communications skills for couples, families, teams and groups

Stress Management

Work related stress, Work Life Balance.  Stress Awareness,  Mental Health First Aid

Career Coaching

Employability Skills,  CV Writing and Career Coaching

What is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets its name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to value based action that improves and enriches your life. It’s one of a new generation of CBT approaches, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

The aim of ACT (which is pronounced ‘act’) is to maximise human potential with psychological flexibility for a rich, full and meaningful life, despite unhelpful thinking.

Acceptance:
 Making room for painful feelings, urges and sensations, and allowing them to come and go without a struggle
Defusion:
Distancing from, and letting go of, unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and memories
Mindfulness:
Contact with the present moment: engaging fully with your here-and-now experience, with an attitude of openness and curiosity
Committed Action:
Do what works, only do what is most helpful ….Will it be effective and appropriate? Is it in keeping with your values and principles? What will be the consequences of the action? What is best and most helpful action to take.
Observing Mind:
Being capable of awareness and attention, called the ‘observing self’. The ‘physical self’ – your body – and the ‘thinking self’ – your mind

About Us

We are  experienced and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Coaches and ACT Trainers (Acceptance Commitment Therapy),  where I have used my experience and background of working within a Community Mental Health Team  and as Practice Manager for NHS and Big Lottery funded projects, to form our own private family practice.

As a Mental Health & Wellbeing professionals we work within a strict ethical framework as a member of the www.associationforcoaching.com/ and within the Zoom Community, Skype or Messenger  cover  not just locally but worldwide.

Testimonials

“Having struggled with depression and its effects for more than 30 years, I feel lucky to at long last have some of the kind of support I’ve needed for so long.  I know if it wasn’t for the Mind Works Project and your warmth and kindness I would be in far worse shape than I am in at present.”

“When I first took the decision to contact Ian at Mindworks I thought I’d been doing a pretty good job by myself of trying to get over and understand my problems and related feelings, but I knew that I needed a bit of help with the fine tuning – the final crossing of T’s and dotting of I’s, as I like to put it. And I feels that’s exactly what he’s doing for me.”

“Thank you so much for such helpful and beneficial information that you put together each week. You’ve made a real difference to our mental health. It makes us able to have the needed essential tools to enable us to get on with our lives. Million thanks again for helping us deal with our mental health in a healthy way. It’s all thanks to you.”

Online Guided Self Help Resources

ACT Skills Manual

‘The Survivor’  A Survival Guide for the storms of Life. For when the going gets tough….

ACT Mindfully Newsletter

FREE Monthly newsletter with tips, trick and activites for living a rich and meanginful life.

ACT Life Skills Workshops

Our series of courses and workshops are designed to help you recognise, understand and then implement the skills and strategies that will enable you to get the best out of yourself and those around you.

ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) “Accept What You Can’t Control And Take Committed Action In Line With Your Values. “

We can show that ACT helps people struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, depression, relationship difficulties or, those who just want to find a more rich and meaningful life to the full.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a talking therapy and gets it name from one of its core messages: acceptance what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.

The aim of ACT is to maximise the human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life and does this by:

a) Teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you (these are known as Mindfulness skills).

 

  1. b) Helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you – i.e your values – then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.
  2. c) Empowering you to move forward by taking committed action despite the struggles in life that you may have with your unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Don’t Wait Any Longer.

Stop Struggling and Start Living

a more Rich and Meaningful Life!