FAQs

How does it work?

One-to-one coaching can be arranged face-to-face, over the telephone or via Skype so location is never an obstacle. Usually clients start with weekly sessions progressing to fortnightly, but after your FREE consultation I will look at your personal situation and discuss what will work best for you to achieve the results you want.

What's the difference between coaching and counselling?

The key differences between coaching and other forms of support, such as counselling or therapy, is that coaching works on the principle that you are the best person to judge what is right for you. Coaching looks at the whole of YOU and how all aspects of your life interact and affect each other, thereby supporting you to achieve an overall balance and harmony in your being and in your personal performance. A coach will remain non-judgmental and empower you to take control of and responsibility for your own future. A counsellor will generally give advice and focus on dealing with issues in the past. This therapy is supportive for people who are recovering from a specific trauma or going through a life crisis that they can't seem to get out of. Counselling focuses on the past, while coaching is very much about leaving the past behind to concentrate on how you can shape your future.

How many sessions will I need?

This will very much depend on your individual situation, needs and goals. Typically you can expect that the coaching relationship will last between 3 - 6 months. Having a series of coaching sessions is ideal because this enables you to build up momentum to be empowered to continue with your action plans after the coaching sessions finish. Clients normally have between 6 and 9 sessions. I therefore recommend a minimum block booking of 6 sessions.

Why is coaching cost effective?

My initial question would be how much do you value yourself? Coaching is about YOU, it provides the time and support for you to make lasting and impactful changes in your life. Can you put a price on your happiness and success? As individuals we will often spend our money on routine pleasures and treatments like a trip to the hairdresser, a round of golf, eating out, a massage or getting our nails done. These are all important and recommended treats but don't have a lasting impact on your life. Your commitment to coaching is an investment in your life and in your future.

What packages do you offer?

I understand that every individual, group or situation may require a bespoke approach. I will work with you to identify your specific needs and we will design a coaching package or programme to support you in achieving success. Typically, Personal One-to-One Coaching is offered and booked in blocks of 3, 6, 9 and 12 sessions. All packages include email support. For more details sessions please click here.

Is it confidential?

Yes, I work with and follow a strict Code of Conduct. As your coach I commit to ensure that all information shared during coaching sessions will remain confidential with the exception of any disclosure that would indicate that either the client or another person is at serious risk of harm.

How do I pay?

Payment is required in advance. Cheques are accepted, but payment via internet banking is preferable.

Are you qualified?

Yes I trained and qualified with The Coaching Academy, the largest school of Coaching in Europe gaining two Diplomas with Distinction, in Personal Performance Coaching and in Youth Impact Coaching. I also continue to keep my skill set up to date and therefore attend training days and courses through the Continuous Professional Development Coaches programme.

Do you offer a free trial?

I offer a free no obligation 30-minute telephone consultation during which we will discuss your needs and expectations of coaching and how it can work with you. Click here to find out more.

How do I start?

Great! Just complete and submit the enquiry form or telephone me now on 01285 760111 for an initial free consultation.

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