Coaching can overcome difficulties and transform your life

Are you looking for change? Then you have found the right place. Cognitive behavioural therapy coaching sessions focus on discovering what you want from life and overcoming the fears and challenges that are getting in your way. We are a team of qualified life coaches and psychological therapists ready to hear from you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Coaching sessions can help you

  • manage stress and anxiety,
  • overcome social insecurities
  • increase assertiveness,
  • have more quality time doing what you love,
  • become more productive at work,
  • feel healthier and more energetic,
  • have better sleep,
  • feel more confident, happier and more fulfilled,
  • develop healthier and more meaningful relationships,
  • discover the career and life you want
  • and more.

If this sounds like something you want, get in touch.

You have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain.

Book your free no obligation telephone consultation here.

Or if you want to know more before booking your free cognitive behavioural therapy coaching consultation, please have a look through the website to find out how sessions can help you. We have a resources page, which has meditation audios, scripts, workbooks and other information to help you manage stress and difficult emotions.

Also, if you want to know what CBT coaching involves click here to find out how coaching sessions can help you identify problems that are holding you back. Our sessions use evidence-based cognitive behavioural coaching techniques to focus on setting goals that are meaningful to you.

In addition, Be Brilliant Life Coaching assures you will be in experienced and trained hands. Both Samantha and Jenny are registered life coaches with the association of coaching and also practicing psychological therapists, trained to Masters Degree level in Psychological Therapies, primarily cognitive behavioural therapy. Their coaching style blends their experience of mental wellbeing and their cognitive behavioural therapy training to give a holistic and ethical experience to clients that gets results. If you want to know more, click here to find our more about Samantha and Jenny the Life Coaches. And for their coaching membership details, please click here.

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So, you have come this far to make a change, keep on going. We look forward to hearing from you.


"I wasn't sure if coaching was for me, but boy I am glad I did it. I am happier and more in control at work and at home. Everyone could do with a coach." Anon, 44.
"Thank you, it has changed my life. I am surprised how much it has helped by talking through my difficulties and learning new tools. I can see the difference and so can others. Highly recommend Be Brilliant Life Coaching." Anon, 25

10 reasons to do Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Coaching

This page aims to tell you what cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) coaching is and help you decide if coaching is right for you.

How CBT Coaching can help you

Your coach will first meet with you to understand your personal story. They will ask you some questions to get a full understanding of what the problems are and what you want to change. You then work together to set personal goals to overcome the problems. Your coach will use effective psychological coaching techniques to help you set your goals. Sessions that follow focus on achieving your goals using evidenced-based psychological coaching practices. How many sessions required is different for each person. Your coach will tell you after your first meeting how many sessions they recommend. You enter into an agreement to focus on your goals within and between sessions.

Worried about what you will be asked?

You do not need to talk about anything you are not comfortable talking about. Sessions focus primarily on the present and future. If there are issues from your past that are creating barriers to achieving your goals then sessions will look at those barriers to allow you to find solutions.

10 common reasons clients present for CBT coaching:

  • work/life balance
  • work stress, anxiety, procrastination
  • social anxieties and imposter syndrome
  • low mood and depression
  • low self-esteem and high criticism
  • Lack of motivation or burnout from exhaustion
  • career progression difficulties or blocks to career
  • lack of assertiveness
  • difficulties in relationships
  • weight and body issues

There are many more issues that coaching sessions can help you with. Everyone is different and unique and we tailor sessions to suit your needs. Samantha and Jenny are trained psychological therapist with years of experience of working with clients with a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD, complex trauma, BPD, Bipolar. At Be Brilliant Life Coaching we work with the person and the difficulties rather than focusing solely on diagnosis. You can trust you will be listened to and respected, without judgement, working with qualified life coaches and psychological therapists.

What you can expect from Be Brilliant Life Coaching

  • Professional service
  • Qualified Life Coaches / Psychological Therapists who have membership with the Association for Coaching and Master level degrees in Psychological Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Coaching
  • Free no obligation telephone consultation
  • Focussed sessions
  • Confidentiality assured
  • Non-judgemental and friendly approach

Email now to arrange your first free no obligation telephone consultation.

Learn more by clicking meet the team. If you would like to read a research paper into the effectiveness and efficacy of CBT, click this link here.

Life Coaching Defined

“Life Coaching is a collaborative solution-focused, results-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and personal growth of the coachee.” Association for Coaching.

Meet the Be Brilliant Life Coaching Therapy Team

Samantha and Jenny

There are so many life coaches and psychological therapists out there, with varying qualifications and experience. Finding the right one can be a daunting experience. This section aims to tell you more about our team at Be Brilliant Life Coaching, Samantha and Jenny, to help you in that process.

Samantha Bennett, Life Coaching and Psychological Therapy

I am Samantha Bennett Life Coach and Psychological Therapist and founder of Be Brilliant Life Coaching. Having a healthy work/life balance is most important to me. When I am not coaching, I enjoy quality time with family and friends.

My story so far:


  • Undergraduate Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Glasgow in 2005
  • Postgraduate Masters degree in Psychological Therapy from the University of Dundee in 2007
  • Qualified as a Psychological Therapist in 2008
  • Membership to the Association of Coaching 2017
Working as a Psychological Therapist

Following my Master’s Degree, I worked in Adult Clinical Psychology for NHS Tayside, Scotland from 2008 until 2011. During this time I helped hundreds of clients overcome a range of mild to moderate mental health problems. My primary training is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which I continue to practice today. Over the years I have taken a keen interest and completed additional training in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassionate Mind Therapy.

Combining Psychological Therapy and Life Coaching

It has been an exciting journey continuing my professional development into coaching. In 2011 I left my secure permanent position in the NHS, as a Psychological Therapist, in pursuit of my love of travel and sports. After helping so many others to listen to their needs, I had to listen to my need to experience other cultures. From taking this leap out of my comfort zone, I developed personally and professionally beyond my hopes.

After I returned to the U.K in 2014, I worked in senior positions for two successful businesses in Edinburgh whilst pursuing my career in coaching. During this time, I learnt vital skills in business management which assist me as a Coach. Furthermore, I discovered how to be successful in work, whilst being happy and healthy. Coaching has helped me realise what is important to me, how to create clear goals and live focussed on them. I founded Be Brilliant Life Coaching in 2017 and it is growing strength to strength year on year.

Continual professional development (CPD) and developing training is very important to me. In January 2018, I joined a thriving private psychology practice in Edinburgh, Craigie Partnership. I am part of a supervision group within the practice and offer two clinics for individual therapy.

Most recently, in November 2020, I rejoined the NHS as a Psychological Therapist part time. The combination of working both privately and publicly for the NHS allows me the balance between structure and flexibility. Within my NHS role, I have gained substantial experience working with trauma. This has informed my private practice and has further developed my skills as a coach and therapist.

Finally, I am pleased to have flexibility to run my own business, whilst being part of a team of Psychologists at Craigie Partnership and within the NHS.

I am available for daytime and evening sessions.

Email for more information or enquires to my availability.

For more information click Services and Pricing.

Jenny Kerr, Life Coaching and Psychological Therapy

I am Jenny Kerr, Life Coach and Psychological Therapist with Be Brilliant Life Coaching. I am passionate about helping others find their direction in life, being a guiding hand in times of confusion or need. When not working, I enjoy cold water swimming, travelling, being creative and spending time with my family and friends.

My story so far:


  • Undergraduate Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Glasgow 2005-2009
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills from the University of Edinburgh 2010-2011
  • Postgraduate Masters in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care from the Universities of Dundee and Stirling in 2014
  • Qualified as a Psychological Therapist in 2015
  • Member of the Association of Coaching and British Psychological Society

My professional career has been an exciting one so far. It has taken me to unusual places, provided interesting working opportunities and has allowed me to work with people from all walks of life. Prior to my psychology training, I worked within the third and public sector, working as a researcher in the Shetland Islands and as a Health Promotion officer within the corporate arm of the NHS. Within these roles, I learned important business management and networking skills which has been invaluable in my work as a coach.  

Working as a Psychological Therapist 

Following my counselling skills training, I was offered the opportunity to develop my therapy practice within a Cognitive Behavioural Framework. Since then have worked both in Adult Clinical Psychology for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lothian and NHS Fife, and in private psychiatric care for the Priory Hospital in Glasgow. 

My experience has gifted me the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life, helping them overcome a range of mild to moderate mental health problems. Although my training equipped me to work within the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach, my experience working within multidisciplinary teams both within the NHS and privately and further training has allowed me to build other approaches and therapeutic techniques into my approach. My additional training includes Compassion Focussed Therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focussed Therapy.

Working with unconditional positive regard and working with a person as a whole rather than just the problems they are experiencing has always been a core tenet of my work as a therapist and is something which I bring to my work as a Life Coach.

Combining Psychological Therapy and Life Coaching

As I continued my therapeutic career, I recognised that many people would often come to therapy seeking direction in their lives, but not necessarily with associated mental health issues. This sparked my interest in researching different approaches which might focus more heavily on this need, and led me to reading further into life coaching, the skills of which I have used in my practice since.  

This learning was key in recognising that within my own working life at the time my own core values and needs were out of sync, and I used coaching skills to develop clearer goals for myself. Most recently this practise ultimately led me to leave my role within the NHS in order to set up my own small business and join the private psychology practice Craigie Partnership. This experience has allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of coaching and I am passionate about spreading the word. 

Further more, I believe wholeheartedly, that everyone is entitled to and is capable of living authentically according to their own values and needs – but that often, through the hurley-burley of modern life, we can get pulled in different directions and away from clarity and ultimate contentment. Life Coaching can help recognise, re-align, and up skill any individual, and I am delighted to be able to offer this within Be Brilliant Life Coaching.

I am available for daytime and evening sessions.

Email for more information or enquires to my availability.

For more information click Services and Pricing.

Why choose Be Brilliant Life Coaching?

  • You will be in the safe hands of an experienced Life Coach and Psychological Therapist.
  • We don’t believe coaching should break the bank. Our rates are cheaper than most other life coaches and Psychological Therapists in Edinburgh.
  • You will be in a friendly, non-judgemental and professional environment. Online sessions via Skype or telephone sessions means you can attend session from where you are.
  • In person sessions take place in a comfortable and private therapy space in the centre of Edinburgh. Alternatively, we can arrange to come to you.
  • Sessions use effective evidenced-based coaching techniques based on sound psychological principles. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Coaching, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Psychology Coaching.
  • We, Samantha and Jenny, are both full members of the Association for Coaching and adhere to their Code of Ethics. We continue to attending further training and supervision.

Prices and Services at Be Brilliant Life Coaching

Be Brilliant Life Coaching offers affordable prices for high quality cognitive behavioural therapy coaching. Sessions take place in a private, confidential therapy room in central Edinburgh or on line, or on the telephone, depending on your preference. We are flexible to meet your needs. We have availability, offering first session within a week or two. So, if Be Brilliant coaches, Samantha and Jenny, sound like someone you would like to talk with and work with, get in touch now. We want to help you help yourself.

Sessions prices:

  • Initial telephone consultation to decide if Be Brilliant Life Coaching is for you – Prices – Free
  • In person, Skype or telephone coaching sessions prices are £90 for an hour.
  • Block booking of 6 sessions is priced at £450, giving a saving of £90 (equivalent to £75 per session).

Review Coaching Sessions prices:

  • After attending a block of Coaching, short review sessions can be offered. Telephone or Skype review coaching sessions are priced at £50 for 30 minutes.

Location and Services

Our sessions are delivered in person in a welcoming, safe, private therapy office in central Edinburgh at 10 York Place. It is a lovely office in the heart of Edinburgh, well connected by tram, bus or train with Edinburgh Waverley just a short walk away. To find out more about opening hours and location click here.

Location of therapy and prices
Therapy room

If you prefer, or live outside of Edinburgh, we offer sessions via Skype or over the telephone. Or you can try a combination of the three options, depending on your preference. Sessions take place in the daytime and evenings during the week, with some limited sessions available at the weekend. Please get in touch to find out more. Jenny and Samantha are taking on new clients at present, with a range of availability.

Try before you buy

Email now to arrange your free no obligation telephone consultation. This is a short call to help you decide if coaching is going to be suitable to you without any fee and no obligation to continue sessions. You can ask questions, explore what you want to work on and meet the coaches without paying a penny. Jenny and Samantha know how important it is to find the right coach to work with so get in touch, we hope to hear from you and help you on your journey.

Does Coaching Work via Skype and telephone?

Yes, there is a lot of evidence that coaching via video or telephone is as effective as face to face. Coaching actually lends itself to telephone and Skype as many clients prefer the flexibility of having sessions where they are, rather than having to take the time out to travel to sessions.

All of our courses and coaching sessions can take place on the telephone or on video call. If you want to check out what coaching courses we offer, click here for our coaching courses.

Business Services

If you are a company looking for coaching during this stressful time, please get in touch. Packages are available and can be tailored to your business needs.