Remote coaching for behaviour change and high performance

“We help our clients to move past their unhelpful behaviours (including addictions, compulsions and clinical pathologies) to build more successful and meaningful lives

Progress Psychology offers a progressive, evidence-based approach to online psychological coaching for high-performance that can help anyone to move forward in their career and personal life regardless of any unwanted behaviours, neurodiversity challenges or mental health concerns that have previously held them back. It combines two key elements, both of which are essential to sustainable, long-term personal growth. The first focuses on Acceptance and Commitment Coaching for values-based behaviour change, sustained relapse prevention, self-awareness and motivation. The second focuses on Positive Psychology Coaching for career and life direction, and improved personal and interpersonal performance.

Progress Psychology, is also a leading UK provider of Behavioural Couples Therapy where one person is struggling with with addictive or compulsive behaviours within a co-habiting partnership. So, if you are your partner are struggling with unwanted behaviours that are destroying your relationship, please enquire at (see text box below for more information)

Transformational behaviour change coaching

Progress Psychology pioneered the remote delivery of psychological behaviour change services back in 2016. Our approach grew out of a revolutionary behaviour change approach (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) that initially focused on addictive and compulsive behaviours and is now supported by over 1,000 randomised controlled studies across workplace and clinical settings. This approach can prevent burnout and is effective for unwanted behaviours such as avoidance, perfectionism, procrastination, overworking, anger or controlling behaviours.

For some people, the experience of repeating unwanted and unhelpful behaviours can leave them feeling trapped, frustrated, drained or fearful as they feel themselves moving away from being the person they want to be. This can result in worry, shame, grief, anger and anxiety, which perpetuates the addictive or unwanted behaviour. Using a unique combination of coaching (and counselling, when required) we help our clients to not just recover from psychological or behavioural issues but to become an improved version of themselves and achieve the life they want.

We will work with you to help change your unwanted or addictive behaviours, focus on what’s important to you and radically improve your life, relationship, health and career. We can also help with unwanted substance use, drug or alcohol addiction or dependance, and behavioural addictions such as gambling, sex, porn or internet use; as well as compulsive behaviours, including OCD.

Progress Psychology also specialises in working with couples where one person has addiction issues

Online delivery allows anyone to easily access services from the comfort of their own homes. It also reduces any stigma that may be felt in other environments, such as by attending a clinic or seeing a psychologist in person. It is specifically designed for anyone who prefers not to go into group or residential treatment centres, or who dislikes the idea of sitting in a typical therapy room.

This unique approach helps people to move past the unintended consequences of fear, trauma or even success, rediscover meaning in their work and personal lives. For more details or to arrange a complimentary initial consultation please contact us at:

“We work sensitively with our clients to explore their psychological and behavioural patterns so that they can find ways to use less energy fighting themselves and spend more time moving towards a happier, richer life.”

Coaching for high performance and wellbeing

Progress Psychology uses a progressive, evidence-based coaching approach that has been shown to help many different types of people (including high-performers, elite sportspeople, insecure over-achievers or people working in high-intensity environments) to overcome stress and improve performance, emotional regulation, relationships and overall wellbeing.

This approach helps transform psychological blockages into opportunities for self-growth, where individuals uncover hidden values and start behaving more like the person they want to be.  It specifically targets the behavioural patterns that lie behind psychological issues, so clients use less energy fighting against themselves and spend more time progressing into a more meaningful and enjoyable state of living (while embracing the inevitable suffering that comes along with it).

Our evidence-based approach helps our clients to develop psychological resilience in the face of the anxiety, burnout, work-related stress, depression and many of the behavioural issues that occur alongside addictions and compulsions; while helping them to build the lives they’ve always wanted.

Many high-performing individuals find it difficult to seek help because it can be hard to admit they have an issue. Internalising tends to magnify relationship issues, unhappiness and isolation, which reinforces addictive and compulsive behaviours. We help our clients to modify their unhelpful behavioural cycles into more helpful values-based actions that reconnect them to their loved ones, work colleagues and their inner sense of purpose. Our approach is based on current psychological coaching and behavioural science, blended with specific technique borrowed from high performance and sports psychology. For more details or to arrange a complimentary initial consultation please contact us at:

Progress Psychology was founded by Dr Mick Darby to help anyone overcome behavioural or psychological issues from the comfort of their own homes. Mick is a HCPC-Registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist in private practice where he treats clients with emotional and mental health issues, many of which come through workplace private insurance policies. To find out more please go to his counselling psychology website Mick also collaborates with a group of coaching, business and organisational psychologists to offer career coaching through The Career Psychologist where he offers a range of bespoke team training and individual coaching services. One such course is Getting Unstuck, a rigorous, 5-step process which helps clients to identify career direction and move forward with purpose. To find out more please email him at