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The NHS Leadership Academy provides executive coaches for senior leaders within the NHS. They define coaching as;

"A structured intervention, usually with a set duration, using a non-directive approach to help individuals to solve their own problems and unlock their potential."

  • Enhance relationships
  • Overcome exam failure or loss of professional confidence
  • Turn a career crisis into new opportunities
  • Successfully transition into new roles

Dr Vicky Cleak  MBChB MRCPsych MA PgDip ACC ICF Coach

Appraisal, Coaching and Mentoring for Doctors


​The aim of coaching is to support individuals  through change, to  promote a balanced life, accelerate personal development and unlock  potential.


  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Appraisal

  • Maximise your potential at work
  • Improve your work-life balance
  • Successfully return you to work after career break/ maternity leave or ill health
  • Address professional burnout
  • Improve reflective practice

What can coaching  do?

Appraisal should be a  supportive, enjoyable  and validating process allowing you to reflect on the full breadth of your practice and plan for your future practice needs. I undertake appraisals for several locum agencies.

​​​​"Coaching  will enable you to reach your full potential in whichever direction you want. It is a positive, life-affirming experience. Whether you want to rediscover your love of medicine or be free from it, I can help"

​​​​​​​​​​​​​I am a Consultant Psychiatrist.  I have worked in the acute sector as an NHS Consultant for 8 years. I have also been a Clinical Tutor and mentor for trainees. My background as an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist means that I understand the pressures placed on medical professionals within their professional and personal lives."