Ian & Lesley Disley MAC, MSMS

Cognitive Behavioural Coaches and Trainers

Struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, depression or relationship issues within the Lincolnshire area and beyond....?


Call us for a FREE Initial Phone Consultation 07510092075.

Low cost therapy for all. (Only £25 per hourly session)

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching and Therapy

Mental Health professionals with over 20 years  experience of  ACT-Based Coaching and talking therapy (the understanding of how the mind works).  Supporting individuals, couples, families,  groups and teams through out Lincolnshire and beyond.

Delivering Life Skills workshops based on ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy),  CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioural 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 you life skills that will empower you to be your own therapist and coach"

We would introduce you to a ground-breaking approach called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)  a  psychological, evidence-based model of behaviour change, supported by a vast body of scientific evidence based research, a  mindfulness-based model.    

Also known as Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT) and used in Executive Coaching within the business and corporate world. ACT interventions in the workplace are highly effective for improving performance, job satisfaction, innovation and motivation to increasing resilience to developing leadership behaviours. 

ACT  is a 'third-wave'  cognitive- behavioural therapy  that aims to boost psychological flexibility - the ability to move in a direction that matters to you, even in the presence of unwanted experiences (thoughts, feelings, physical sensations).  Building  upon both the strengths,  weaknesses of traditional Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Relationship issues

Stress Management

Anxiety Treatment

Depression Treatment

Addiction Recovery

Anger Management

Health & Wellbeing

Psychological Flexibility

Increase Performance

Achievement of Goals

Smoking Cessation

Alcohol Reduction

Pain Management

Weight Control

Traumatic Life Changes

Mindfulness Skills

Mental Health & Wellness

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

Relationship Coaching

Interpersonal Communications skills for couples, families, team building and group work

Stress Management

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

Career Coaching

Redundancy counselling, Employability Skills training,  CV Reviews 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. 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, uncomfortable feelings.








 Making room for painful feelings, urges and sensations, and allowing them to come and go without a struggle. Learn resilience to improve the ability to accept unpleasant emotions without attempting to change them.

Distancing from, and letting go of, unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and memories. Learn problem solving skills by recognising unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours that don't work. Break the vicious circle of negative thoughts you struggle with. Stop struggling and start living. You don't have to act on your thoughts.

Observing Self:

Separating your thinking mind from your observing self. Develop and learn to adapt a more positive and effective  mindset. Seeing things from a different perspective and from a better view point. You are not your thoughts.

Commited Action:

Learn how to set goals that are consistent with your values, that can be achieved through committed action. Taking a more positive commitment to personal and professional development, set short term, medium and long term goals, don't let anyone steal your dream.


Learn how to focus on the present moment, ensure your actions are more consistent with the values you hold. Connect with the present moment, engaging fully with all your senses, live in the  here-and-now, with an attitude of openness and curiosity, getting in touch with your inner child. With compassion, love, understanding and kindness.


Who do you look up to? What is truly important and meaningful to you? What do you want to be remembered for? What is going to be written on your grave stone? What legacy do you want to leave behind?

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  covering  not just locally but worldwide. "Helping you, to help yourself, to help others"


"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 feel that's exactly what he's doing for me."

My sessions with them both were completely full of practical ideas and hand-outs I could then take home and keep reading to remind me of what to do, particularly on bad days! But also, to repeat on good days too!! 

I've learnt some practical tools on how to commit and accept, I can use now on a daily basis. I can embrace my anxiety & depression as part of me now and live happily alongside it. It's a part of me and who I am! I like me again!!

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, techniques and activities for living a rich and meaningful 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 its 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!