Dr. Paul Holland

BPS Chartered Psychologist | Executive Function Coach | Neurodiversity Specialist

About Me

Originally from Australia, I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1992. Upon graduation I worked for the Department of Corrective Services as a Specialist Educator and Trainer. I then moved to various Sydney Area Health Service positions, again working in the field of Training and Research.

In 1995, I relocated to London where I began working as a Research Fellow for the University of Portsmouth. After two years, I completed additional training in Applied Behaviour Analysis and began working as a Behavioural Therapist. I soon moved into Supervisory and eventually Consultancy positions within this field. I worked primarily as a Special Education Needs and Behavioural Consultant until 2005. During this time, I completed my PhD in Psychology specialising in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In 2005, I began working at City University London as a Lecturer and later, Senior Lecturer in Psychology. Whilst at City University London, I held several positions including Professional Components Co-ordinator and Co-Director of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, BSc Psychology Director, and Research Supervisor. In addition, during my time at City, I developed, managed and taught on my own programme - Graduate Diploma in Specialist Educational Intervention. During my time at City, I continued to provide private training and consultancy in the field of special needs, challenging behaviour and Makaton. In addition, in 2008, I completed training in Psychological Coaching. Since then, I have been providing Coaching to parents of children with special needs and/or challenging behaviour.

In 2010, I decided to once again focus predominantly on private training, consultancy and coaching.  Since 2017 I have dedicated my professional time to Coaching Psychology, working predominantly with neurodivergent individuals and where appropriate, their families. I work as a Coach with individuals, couples and parents in the United Kingdom and worldwide.


View My Employment History   

Clinical Lead: Connections in Mind: 2019 - 2021

Advanced Executive Function Coach: Connections in Mind: 2017 +

Head of Behaviour Support: Spencer and Arlington: 2017 - 2021

Positive Behaviour Lead: Heartwood Care Group: 2016 - 2017

Learning/ Development Advisor: Beecholme Adult Care: 2016

Consultant Behaviour Analyst: Dimensions: 2014 - 2015

External Examiner – D.Psych Counselling Psychology: Teeside University: 2010 - 2014

Special Lecturer: City University London: 2010 - 2013

Learning and Development Consultant: Gallup: 2010 - 2011

Research Manager - D.Psych Counselling Psychology: City University London: 2010 - 2011

Senior Lecturer (Psychology): City University London: 2008 - 2010

Lecturer (Psychology): City University London: 2006 - 2008

Visiting Lecturer: City University London: 2005 - 2006

Regional Tutor: Makaton / Self Employed: 2007 +

Behavioural Consultant/ Psychological Coach/  Self Employed: 1997 +

Research Fellow: SIGMA Research / University of Portsmouth: 1995 - 1997

Research Consultant and Workshop Facilitator: Northern Sydney Area Health Service / ACON: 1993 - 1995

Specialist Educator: Department of Corrective Services: 1992 - 1993




BA Psychology - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

PhD Psychology - City University London, London, UK

Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy - Association for Psychological Therapies

Certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Association for Psychological Therapies

Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis - University of Northern Texas, USA

Certificate in Clinical Supervision - British Psychological Society

Certificate in Welfare - Katoomba College of TAFE, Katoomba, Australia

Certificate in Coaching - Centre for Coaching

Level A Psychometrics - University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


Associate Fellow - British Psychological Society

Chartered Psychologist - British Psychological Society

Chartered Scientist -  British Psychological Society and Science Council







 Chartered Psychologist in The Wirral and UK




 Chartered Psychologist in The Wirral and UK