About Your Coach

Educated at Oxford University, Petra Walker is an approachable, vibrant,  positive Coaching Psychology Practitioner with a passion for helping others.

Recently accepted as an Associate Member of the International Society for Coaching Psychologists and full Member of the Association for Coaching, she qualified as a Life Coach in Hong Kong, working in Korea, Kuwait and Poland before moving to Dubai with her family in 2013. Having previously worked as a successful Garden Designer and Tutor in the UK, on leaving the UK she embraced the challenges of reinventing her career while raising three young children who, having studied in the UK, USA and IB systems, have become truly successful global citizens. As an expat mother, she understands the challenges faced by families undergoing transition between countries, schools and universities. As an adult coach, she has worked with teachers, company directors, entrepreneurs and parents.

Finding her passion for enabling others to make change, and embracing the concept of lifelong learning, she completed on a MSc Psychology in 2012 and is currently studying for a MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology to make sure she is using evidence based coaching techniques with every client she works with. She also holds a diplomas in both Counselling and Child Counselling.

There is nothing that gives me more satisfaction than seeing someone break through their own mental barriers to reach their full potential, and exceed their own expectations.Petra


2018Awarded Member of Association for Coaching
2017MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, UEL (ongoing)
2017Associate Member of International Society for Coaching Psychology
2017Dip Child Counselling with Distinction
2012MSc Psychology, Open University, UK
2012EFPA Test User Ability & Test User Personality (Psychometric Testing A & B)
2012Dip C (Inst NH). Diploma in Counselling with Distinction
2009Certificate of Distance Learning Tutoring
2006DipLC (InstLC), Life Coaching Diploma with Distinction
2000DipPScGD, Diploma in Garden Design with Credit
1992MA(Oxon), University of Oxford
1988BA(Hons) Zoology, University of Oxford

My Commitment as Your Coach or Mentor

I adhere to the ethics and guidelines of the Association for Coaching.  During our appointments, I will devote 100% of my energy to helping you achieve the changes in your life that you want. I commit to preparing myself thoroughly before your appointment, to using the evidence based coaching models and tools that I believe to be the best fit for the issues we are working on and to do so in a way that is respectful, professional, confidential and non judgmental at all times.

Your Commitment to Change

Coaching only works if you put effort into it. So you must be willing to commit time and effort into this programme.

I may give you between-session activities to do at the end of our sessions. Remember this is for you, not me, so you will make the most of your coaching if you spend some time on them.


If you cannot make an appointment, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance so that we can reschedule your session. Without this 24 hour notice, unfortunately your session may be charged.