Neuro Directions – Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell, Executive Neurodiversity Coach
Executive Neurodiversity Coach
  • Working with Adults aged 18+
  • Qualified Executive & Senior Level Coach
  • Expertise in ADHD and Autism
  • Access to work coaching/support
  • Expertise in co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Lived experience of Autism
  • Over 1240 hours of coaching experience
  • 10 years experience supporting vulnerable adults (MH Conditions, Neurodiverse Conditions, Learning Disabilities, Personality Disorders, Neurodegenerative Conditions)
  • Over 8 years experience supporting adults
  • Session offered online via Zoom
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Catherine Russell AMInstLM, MBPsS, B.Sc. Psych (hons), ILM 7, Executive Neurodiversity Coach.

Catherine is a Specialist Executive Neurodivergent Coaching Practitioner with a decade of extensive experience in Psychology, Mental Health, and Neurodiversity. Her professional journey encompasses a broad range of roles, including serving as an Assistant Psychologist, an Employment Support Neurodiversity Specialist, an Inpatient Mental Health Nursing Auxiliary, and a Therapeutic Group Facilitator for an Addictions Support Day Programme. Currently, Catherine dedicates her expertise to offering individualised neurodiverse strategy coaching.

Employing a solution-focused and strategy-based coaching methodology, Catherine integrates psychological models and clean language frameworks to facilitate her sessions. Her profound knowledge in psychology, mental health, and neurodiversity is the result of both a deep-seated personal interest and its relevance to her professional endeavours.

Catherine’s coaching approach is meticulously structured and routine-oriented, specifically designed to address the unique challenges faced by her clients in areas such as time management, organization, working memory, social interaction, communication, managing change, emotional regulation, and achieving a work-life balance. The modalities she employs are customized to the individual’s needs, encompassing cognitive-behavioural techniques, psychological frameworks like transactional analysis and Karpman’s Drama Triangle, as well as energetic state management through visualization and NLP-based anchoring strategies. Committed to continuous professional development, Catherine stays up to date with the latest techniques and approaches for managing neurodiverse symptomatology, ensuring that her coaching strategies are grounded in neuroscientific principles.

Outside of her professional life, Catherine has a variety of interests including comedy, travel, reading, hiking, driving, and cooking, which contribute to her well-rounded personality.

You can be assured that Neuro Directions coaches and mentors have the training, knowledge and expertise to ensure you feel fully understood and supported.

Our Partners

We specialise in coaching, mentoring, training, and consultancy. However, we recognise that neurodivergent people might need support from other services too. To this end, we work in close partnership with several organisations that offer assessment, medication, therapy, and counselling, as well as practical and targeted support for executive functioning.