Coaching Psychology special interest group


The Coaching Psychology special interest group was formed in 2022 to offer an inclusive and accessible space for those interested in the field of coaching psychology. We gather, share ideas, learn together, and contribute to the wider discussion around the practical application of psychology to coaching and supervision.

Who is the group for?

You don't need to be a coaching psychologist or have a psychological background to take part. The group is for coaches, supervisors, academics, practitioners, and anyone with a curiosity about applying psychological theory and concepts to the practice of coaching.

Why join the group?

The group offers a variety of perspectives on practice, including contemporary research in the field of coaching psychology, and innovative applications of psychology in practice. Our hope is that we can enhance and elevate our collective practice through making the psychological underpinnings of coaching feel accessible and engaging.

Information and meetings

The group meets online every month, with guest speakers, networking and discussion.

For more information on this group or to register your interest in speaking at a future meeting, please contact:

Beth Clare McManus, Caroline Martin & Sally Waters
[email protected]

To view upcoming meetings for this special interest group, please visit our events page.

The lead coordinators

Beth Clare McManus

Beth Clare McManus – Beth is a psychologist, artist, and researcher living in Manchester, UK. She is an EMCC accredited coach at senior practitioner level and works as a coaching supervisor, with specialisms in coach wellbeing and the creative self. Her best work happens at the intersection of psychology, coaching and creativity.

Sally Waters

Sally Waters – Sally is a coach with an MSc in applied positive psychology and coaching psychology. She works with clients as they navigate the complexities of life and work, creating space for clients to hear themselves think, and putting wellbeing at the heart of coaching conversations. Sally can be found writing about life, work, creativity, and wellbeing on Substack.

Cas Martin

Cas Martin – After a 30 year of sales and marketing roles in the scientific industries, Cas now works as a coach, positive psychology practitioner and LighterLife counsellor. Her work focuses on helping those navigating their weight management journey from a psychological perspective. Cas is also a PhD student exploring coaching for wellbeing, emotional regulation, and weight maintenance.

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