Deborah Thomas
Accredited Coaching Supervisor
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Deborah Thomas

Accredited Coaching Supervisor

Professional Qualifications

  • Coaching qualifications
  • Supervision qualifications
  • Member of a coaching body
  • Supervision body accreditation

About Deborah

I love my own work as a coach with corporate clients around the world, and have gained a lot from being supervised myself. So it's a pleasure to work with other coaches who want space, support and challenge to reflect, develop and grow in the profession.

The coaches I supervise may be just out of training or have more than a decade in the profession. They include both independent and in-house coaches: I’ve been both myself.

Coaches tell me that they particularly value the space I hold for them to reflect, the generative power of my presence, and the quality of my listening. They also appreciate my warmth and enthusiasm in supporting them, and how I challenge them to get below the surface to the very heart of the matter.

In terms of background, I've been an independent executive coach since 2012, based in London and working internationally with clients in professional services, finance, retail, tech and the third sector. I trained in supervision originally as a way of developing my own coaching, but enjoyed it so much I keep doing it!

Before working independently , I spent nearly 20 years at McKinsey & Co, where coaching was also central to my role.

That international business experience is complemented by training and studying I've done in psychotherapy, embodiment and psychology, as well as my personal meditation practice, and of course my training in coaching and supervision. Long ago, I read English at Oxford University, and a lifelong interest in literature is reflected in my work in my love of harnessing the power of metaphor.


Supervision Rate £150/hour for individual coaches via Zoom or phone. Please contact me to discuss in-person or in-house coach supervision arrangements.


Supervisor of coaching



Group supervision

Telephone and/or virtual


Oxford MA in English Language and Literature
CSA Diploma in Coaching Supervision
Association of Coaching Supervisors Accreditation Qualified as a Meyler Campbell Business Coach, accredited by the Association for Coaching
MBTI Step II accreditation
Counselling Skills OCR Certificate
Accredited Strengths Practitioner


“Superb supervision listening and reflective capacity, and incredibly skilled at harnessing the power of metaphor”
Business and life coach, UK

“Deborah asked powerful questions and challenged me to dig deeper. Her thoughtful observations, gently shared, created a greater awareness in me. She supported me to do self-reflection and reframe my perspectives. Deborah succeeds at reinforcing self-awareness and self-confidence.”
Executive coach, Belgium

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Location & Catchment

Based in: London SW17

United Kingdom

Languages I speak


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