Keith Nathaniel Partington Stress Management Coaching for Life & Relationships

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- to help you reduce your emotional, psychological and bodily stress levels,
thereby creating more ease and self-care in your life and relationships -

As a specialist stress management coach it's my aim, and my pleasure, to help you learn how to manage those stressful areas of your daily life, while improving your mind-body self-care. I do this mainly through very individualised, motivational and supportive coaching utilizing psychologically-based and well-proven strategies, combined with knowledge gained from my own life experience. And, where desired by you, I offer equally well-targeted approaches and self-development strategies for stress management and self-care coaching within your sexual relating as well.

As a person and as a coach, I have a strongly caring, positive and supportive outlook. I bring to my work an extensive and specialised international helping-professional background accumulated on both sides of the Atlantic since 1975. This has been as a former Fulbright award-winning secondary and special education teacher; a former integrative psychological counsellor and relationship counsellor, specialising in adult stress, anxiety, insecurity, relationships and sexuality; and as a stress management / relationship coach. I hold relevant professional undergraduate and master's degrees, variously, in areas of education & teaching, social sciences (including psychology), counselling and psychotherapy (details below, and in About Me).

This combined background enables me to provide specialised targeted, motivational, supportive and empathic coaching for you in areas of stress management and emotional, psychological and physical self-care / self-development across your whole life, including relationships and sexuality. I'm pleased to offer you two professional coaching options (please scroll down to view these)...

Stress management coaching
for stress reduction and self-care across all aspects of your life

Based here in Bleadon Hill, Weston-super-Mare, UK, I provide stress management and self-care coaching across absolutely any or all aspects of your life. This includes, as appropriate, a targeted stress management and self-care approach focused on areas of emotional and psychological tension in your family life, your work, your education / university life, your social media interactions, and your friendships. Plus, of course, any other aspect(s) of your life where you would like to lower your stress levels and improve your self-care.

Where you wish, we can also target stress management in any aspects of your sexuality or loving intimate relationships that are creating worry and concern for you, and where further relationship development or sexual understanding may be helpful. In this case, you may also find it helpful to read my Stress Management Coaching for Relationships intro below. Please continue reading down this page for more background about my professional experience, main qualifications and my coaching in general. For more detailed stress management coaching information, please see my page, Stress Management Coaching for you.

Stress management coaching for relationships
with the focus being on stress reduction in all aspects of relating and sexuality

From my base here in Bleadon Hill, Weston-super-Mare, I am happy to offer stress management, self-care and self-development coaching for relationships and sexuality. This coaching focuses on reducing your emotional and psychological tension by helping you to further develop areas of communication, intimacy, self-expression, greater sexual knowledge and many other relational dynamics that you might wish to improve in your intimate relating and your sexuality. I am pleased to coach individuals, couples, or small polyamorous / non-monogamous relationship groups.

As part of my work on relating and sex, I greatly enjoy answering your questions on aspects of relating that worry you or cause you anxiety. It's also an important part of my role to work with you in finding solutions that enable you to create positive change where areas of your sexual and relating life are causing you to feel trapped in anxiety, guilt, worry, self-doubt, shame or other negativity. Please continue reading down this page for more background about my professional experience, main qualifications and my coaching in general. For more details about stress management coaching in relationships, please see my page on Stress and Self-Care in Relationships and Sexuality.

So, welcome...

to my stress management, self-care and wellbeing website. These are areas of life that I'm truly passionate about, both in my personal life and also for helping others with professionally. I would love to share with you all that I've learned in my own life within these areas, combined with my knowledge gained over many years of counselling and coaching clients on their stress-related issues, self-care and sexual relationship / sexuality issues and self-development.

I come from a varied international background as a helping-professional. This has included as an MA-qualified UK-based integrative counsellor specialising in areas of stress and sexual relating from 2000 to 2013, as a coach in these areas since 2000, and between 1975 to 1999 as a US-UK Fulbright Award-winning educator in UK and US secondary and special education. As you can see, I've been directly supporting and facilitating people in managing their stressful lives, and in them improving / developing their intellectual, emotional, relationship and sexual life-skills wellbeing, and self-care for many years.

Whatever areas of your life we may be working on together to achieve greater emotional calm, please be reassured that I'm very comfortable working with people from all lifestyles, sexualities and orientations, whether traditional monogamous, LGBT, non-monogamous / polyamorous, whatever. In fact, I am completely friendly and welcoming to, supportive of, and knowledgeable about all gender combinations, sexualities and lifestyles involving adult, mutually consensual, informed sexuality and relating. I am also completely accepting of, and pleased to work with, anyone identifying as asexual, or demisexual, and I consider these to be very natural and normal examples of the wide range of human life experience.

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Introduction to Stress Management Coaching
across your life and intimate relationships

As the medical world, psychologists, and evidence-based coaching professionals -- such as myself -- now readily acknowledge, consistently high levels of emotional / psychological tension in any areas of your life can be insidious. Similarly, unfulfilling and frustrating sexual relationships can also dull your whole life and result in depression, anxiety, poor self-image, guilt, shame, and resultant conflict and intolerable levels of stress. Other serious levels of emotional tension could be due to pressure at work, fears / anxieties and insecurities, challenging family circumstances, psychological or physical health issues of oneself or others. And, we can easily add to these, personal trauma, income and other financial problems, employment worries, being competitive in life, or an infinite number of other possible causes.

Stress and worrying about any areas of your life, including frustration, anxiety and dissatisfaction with areas of your intimate relating and sexuality, can destroy your emotional and physical wellness, your relationship(s), your sexual function, your career and -- in time -- potentially your whole life. Stress is a killer. And, stress rarely, if ever, just simply disappears out of your life. So, dealing with emotional strain and tension is a proactive choice on your part to make the consistent effort that it takes to put your life back on track. If frustration, fear, anxiety, shame or dissatisfaction in your sexual relating is associated with your high stress, then seeking my coaching help to develop your sexuality and / or loving, intimate relationship(s) to where you would prefer them to be can translate into a huge move forward in your life, and is an amazing stress reducer.

What professional insights do I bring to my coaching? My long professional involvement in working with stressed people since 1975 has given me a depth of knowledge and understanding regarding the multiple causes / origins, effects and outcomes of stress on our psychological and physical health, and on our relating and sexuality. Throughout the years I've been involved in working internationally with highly stressed children, teenagers and adults in a wide range of educational, counselling and coaching contexts. For thirteen years this was as a UK-based counsellor, working with adult individuals and couples on issues of emotional tension, anxiety, depressive feelings, sexual abuse, and insecurity. I also specialised as a relationship and sexuality counsellor for traditional as well as LGBT, alternative and non-monogamous / polyamorous lifestyles. Concurrent with my counselling, I coached clients experiencing severe stress, as well as clients having sexual and intimate relating self-development needs or goals. Prior to my counselling and coaching work, between 1975-1999 I was a US-UK Fulbright Award-winning educator, working in England and California. This was predominantly with socially disadvantaged, stressful, anxious and insecure children and young people experiencing significant emotional, social, behavioural and educational problems.

Now retired completely from counselling I continue to offer specialised coaching from my Bleadon Hill, Weston-super-Mare base that is uniquely focused on stress reduction, including, where required, coaching for further relationship development and sexual wellbeing.

As you can see, my journey to coaching has evolved out of a serious and varied international helping-professional background, which all contributes greatly to my present skills, knowledge and experiential understanding. And, in terms of stress, I’ve also been there personally. By which, I mean that -- in terms of personal experience -- there was also a very dark and frightening ten year period in my life where I had to deal with my own suddenly arising psychological and physical health-impacting stress crisis. This was, over time, put to rest by my consistent and mindful self-application of the same coaching and mind-body wellness skill-sets and strategies that I gladly share with my clients.

I'm thoroughly grounded when it comes to understanding and helping you to better manage stress, intimate relating and human sexuality self-development. It would be my great pleasure to work with you and help you self-develop to where you desire to be in any of these areas of your life.

My approach with clients

My approach with clients is always ethical, calming, warm, empathic, caring, highly supportive and motivational, and completely confidential. And I have a (pleasant) sense of humour! I consider that the quality of our professional relationship together is always the most important determinant of success. I always approach my coaching from a strong interest in helping you to develop more effective control of enjoying your life journey.

Keeping up-to-date
and sharing with others

In my coaching I keep myself well updated on research coming from practitioners and researchers in psychology, neuropsychology, sexuality and relationship studies, and broader areas of the social sciences and the health sciences. And, in the spirit of sharing, I have written many articles for the internet on educational, coaching, sexuality, relationship, stress and anxiety areas, and have published occasional printed articles and peer-reviewed research internationally, including in The Guardian Weekly and Sexual and Relationship Therapy.

Finding out more about my coaching,
the dangers of stress, and my background

Please click on these page links to find out more about my Stress Management Coaching for you. If you'd like to find out more about the dangers of stress, then this link will take you to my short information page focusing on the emotional and physical dangers of stress. Finally, to find out more about me, my general background, and professional qualifications, please click here.

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