Paul Barlow

Nirvana Life Coaching

About Paul

My name is Paul Barlow, I am the founder of the Bude Wellness Centre and Nirvana Life Coaching.

On turning thirty, I made a tough call and decided to go back to school and change my direction in life. I have always had a fascination with the mind, and so decided to enrol on a Psychology A-Level. Learning more about psychology lit a fuse for me. It led straight into a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology, and later, a search for different therapies and techniques that could help me maximise my psychology training. My unquenchable thirst for knowledge and new skills has subsequently taken me around the world, and to courses in Germany, Ireland, America, and across the UK. 

From my life experiences, training, and work with clients, I have selected the best of the knowledge and therapies I have learned, and weaved them into a style of Life Coaching that I believe is unique. The result is that you will feel listened to, understood, and supported, to safely navigate from your current issues, to where you really want to be in yourself and in your life. 

I am a results-orientated coach, and passionate about supporting people who want to make meaningful changes in their lives. Although change can happen quickly in my programmes, there is no magic wand here! Coaching work is a process and requires effort, focus and commitment from you. During the coaching process, you will gain new awareness, build self-belief and confidence, make new choices and achieve the outcomes you desire.

A client, now friend, once summarised my work and said that I am "like a Sherpa, who guides people across the mountain range. Skilled, enthusiastic, empathic, and relentless".

I will help you to the other side of your issues, but I will not do it for you. I will challenge you and tell you the truth, even when you may not wish to hear it. I will applaud when you let go of past constraints and burdens, and I will encourage you to take secure steps on the path in front of you. I will always remember that the only expert in your life is you, for I am just the guide that helps you to believe, that you can overcome anything and have what you truly desire.


Just for a moment, imagine having a Life Coach, someone who is driven and committed to helping you address your issues and reach your goals, someone who will listen to you and help you navigate away from your current circumstances and limitations. Think about it, or make a decision to have that support and expertise in your corner today. What could you achieve or overcome with the right support?

Qualifications and Associations: BA (Hons) Psychology, Master Practitioner of NLP & Hypnotherapy, Timeline Therapy™​, The One Command™, Neural Pathway Restructuring™, NLP life Coaching, Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy™, Family Constellations and Counselling. Registered member of the American Board of NLP & Hypnotherapy and The Neural Pathway Restructuring Institute.