The Integrated Coaching Academy  

  Where coaching and counselling connect

Become a Fusion® Therapeutic Coach or Breakthrough Trainer

Would you like to feel your best, be your best and live your best life? Would you like to have the skills that will really help others become the best version of themselves?

We all have a right to be happy, and we all have a right to the knowledge and understanding to help us get there. Now you can grow your own business, working in the immensely rewarding world of personal development, well-being and resilience as a happiness coach or trainer.

My journey

My passion for mental health began 25 years ago when I suffered a bout of extreme postnatal depression and realised the help I needed simply wasn't there. The pills didn't work. In fact they made things worse. What I really needed was to understand how anxiety, depression and emotional ill health can so easily develop. I also needed to learn the kind of effective mind management skills which would be a 'psychological inoculation' against future mental health problems.

When I recovered, I made a decision to find out why I had become so depressed, and made a personal pledge to do something to provide the kind of help I had needed so badly, to prevent others suffering in the same way. I embarked on a long personal and professional journey and, along the way, developed a new approach to health and well-being management I now want to pass on to as many people as possible.

My training began with four years of traditional counselling study, followed by a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy. I studied cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), hypnotherapy, coaching and cognitive neuroscience. I built up 30,000 hours professional experience which I drew on to evolve a new mental health model  I named Fusion. 

Fusing together the very best skills from the worlds of coaching and counselling had resulted in something so much more powerful than the sum of its parts.  In 2008, encouraged by a GP colleague  who had referred many of her patients to me, I began to deconstruct my own working methods as a brief psychotherapist and coach, in the hope they might be replicable by others.


In doing so, I created both a fast-track training program  and a systemised manual for practitioners.

Reclaim Life


The  new 'Fusion' model was test bedded for five years in Reclaim  Life, the therapeutic coaching charity, Dr Smith and I founded. The combination of a training program of less than 30 hours, alongside the prescriptive manual which, as precisely as possible, replicated my own working methods, produced client outcomes that would have been the envy of other mental health agencies.  


The concept was blindingly simple, audacious and unique.

That training programme would later become accredited by The National College of Further Education as the Fusion Therapeutic Coaching Diploma and Distance Learning Skills Certificate. 

The journey continues

Now I want to pass on the skills of good mind management to as many people as possible, by training trainers from all around the world.

The trainer package will include: 

Everything you need to run Breakthrough work shops with opportunities for additional two and three day programs,  giving you the opportunity to earn an excellent income delivering a quality, tried and tested product from an experienced psychotherapist. 


A comprehensive trainers' manual.

A bespoke and unique Breakthrough PowerPoint presentation.

Training with me personally, taking you through the complete program with the opportunity for follow-up one-to-one coaching and ongoing support.

Links to Fusion national advertising, website, blogging and social networking, ensuring brand awareness.

A Fusion professional networking group.

Access to the Fusion 'little book of mind management' for your workshop delegates.

Ongoing product and professional development.

Fusion Breakthrough Trainers

Can run training workshops, seminars or groups, teaching the skills of wellbeing linked to the STOP System™; a powerful mindfulness-based intervention for emotional regulation.

To become a Breakthrough trainer, you will need to complete the Distance Learner Skills Certificate prior to attendance at a Train the Trainer day in Bedfordshire.

Distance Learner Skills Certificate (£425) + 1 day Train the Trainer (£150) = Total investment £575

Fusion Breakthrough Master Trainers:

In addition to the above, Master Trainers can run Breakthrough’s unique ‘1 day can change your life’ group coaching days or retreats creating excellent income opportunities whilst helping people take a uniquely holistic view of their lives.

To become a Fusion Master Trainer, you will need to attend the 5 day Diploma training which runs in Lancashire in July or in Bedfordshire in September 2016.

Fast track Diploma (£995) + 2 day Train the Trainer (£295) =Total investment £1290

New for 2017    

'Introduction to mindfulness and visualisation' trainers. Details coming soon

Fusion Therapeutic Coaches:

Work alongside individual coaching clients using the tried and tested practitioner manual.

Coaches must successfully complete the NCFE accredited Fusion Therapeutic Coaching Diploma. Course accreditation requires completion of additional post-course assignments and payment of the ncfe accreditation fee. 

'Hi there, I’m Di.

I discovered Fusion therapeutic coaching when I needed it most. When personal circumstances left me with mental and emotional issues I was lucky enough to find Frances Masters, Fusion has quite literally changed my life!  

Having studied traditional counselling some years ago I was left feeling disappointed that I had not been taught how to help my clients move forward with their lives, I was so disillusioned I abandoned my dream of becoming a counsellor and followed an alternative career path.  

My personal Fusion experience provided a real ‘light bulb’ moment for me, this was what my counselling training had been missing and I went on to complete the diploma in Fusion therapeutic coaching.  

I am passionate about my work, having experienced the mental and emotional trauma of depression when I was least expecting it made me determined to use my experience to help others. '

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