Executive Function Coach

Dr. Paul Holland
BPS Chartered Psychologist
Neurodiversity Specialist

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 Dr Paul Holland


About Me

I am Dr Paul Holland, a Chartered Psychologist, Executive Function Coach and a Neurodiversity Specialist, based in Wirral, and serving anyone dealing with neurodiversity across the UK and abroad.

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 neurodiversity coaching and positive behaviour support to individuals, parents and organisations.

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




gradient brain icon in blue and green Employment history

Clinical Lead: Connections in Mind: 2019 - 2021

Advanced Executive Function Coach: Connections in Mind: 2017 – 2021

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: Teesside 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


gradient brain icon in blue and green Qualifications

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

Certificate in Mindfulness Teaching – UK College of Mindfulness Meditation


gradient brain icon in blue and green Memberships

Associate Fellow - British Psychological Society

Chartered Psychologist - British Psychological Society

Chartered Scientist - British Psychological Society and Science Council




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