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About me

My goal is for you to reach yours.

I worked in the NHS from 1986-2018, mainly as a GP. During this time, my passion was always to help people to prevent and manage their own health conditions.

From 2014-2018 I worked for NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group as a Governing Body GP and Clinical Lead for Long Term Conditions, leading on projects such as the Virtual Diabetes Clinic and National Diabetes Prevention Programme in Cornwall.


Since leaving General Practice I have qualified as a Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner and Advanced Level Coach in order to focus all of my work on supporting people who want to make changes in their lives.


My coaching style is respectful and non-judgmental.

I truly believe that within each of us we have the capacity  to solve our own problems. This can be hard to reach, buried under layers of self-limiting beliefs and hard wired patterns of behaviour but that capacity is there and I can help you to find it. 

I also understand the importance of eating healthily, being active, sleeping restfully, managing our stresses, alcohol and smoking and nurturing relationships. These lifestyle "pillars" support each other and any change to one can really help us to feel better now as well as reduce our risk of serious illness in the future. I also know how hard it can be to make and sustain those changes and can help you to reach your goals.

I am based in Scorrier, Cornwall, UK and offer 1:1 and small group coaching locally, nationally and internationally by zoom and telephone.

I also coach in Scorrier and in natural outdoor spaces by individual arrangement.

New for 2024 - Health and Life Coaching appointments now available at

St Michaels Resort, Falmouth (

Email me at to arrange your free Discovery Session or book any appointment.

Dr Alison Flanagan

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Dip Public Health, Dip IBLM



ILM 7 Certificate in Coaching + Mentoring

Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching 

Certified Clean Facilitator (1)

Systemic Modelling Facilitator (Foundation)

10 of Zen Mindfulness Teacher 

ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)


British Society Lifestyle Medicine

UK + International Health Coaches Association

International Coaching Federation

I am registered with the General Medical Council (reg. 3188811) and abide by the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics.

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