How will I know if coaching will help me? In our first initial consultation you can share your goal and ask any questions you might have regarding coaching. If you feel that coaching will work for you and that I am the right coach for you we can find the right coaching package for you.
Where do the coaching sessions take place? I offer coaching sessions in my office, your location as well as via Skype and via phone, however prefer Skype over phone as Skype has the option of transferring visual tools such as files which we might use during our sessions. Some clients like to meet in a café as long as there is enough space and quiet.
When do coaching sessions take place? Skype and phone coaching can take place any time of day depending on your location. How long does a session last? An individual sessions lasts 60 minutes or if you book an intensive sessions, this would last three hours or if you require me to travel, we can arrange for full day sessions (six hours with breaks) over a weekend.
Do you offer coaching abroad? Yes, I can travel anywhere in the world as long as expenses are covered and the area is safe to travel to. Abroad clients usually want intense coaching packages and then follow up sessions via Skype or another visit. What are your qualifications? I have trained as a psychotherapist according to UKCP standards and my coaching training is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). I am also a member of the Creativity Coaching Association and the International Positive Psychology Network.
What is the difference between psychotherapy, counselling and coaching? Both have positive change as a goal but coaching does not look into the past but has a clear focus on the future with a time goal attached to it. Counselling deals with here and now short-term issues of mental well-being and psychotherapy deals with mental health and mental well-being more in depth and can be longer term. As I am trained in psychotherapy I would notice if there was a need for psychotherapy rather than coaching and would share that with you. However, most clients know the difference and have a clear coaching goal in mind.
Who uses a coach? Originally coaching was something for businesses and athletes but everyone who wants to make a positive change in their life and now achieve benefits from coaching. Goals can be a career change, lifestyle change, a project such as writing a book or other creative challenges, a happy relationship, weight loss, work life balance etc. There is no limit to what can be achieved with coaching. As long as it is a healthy goal coaching will get you to where you want to be.
Do you offer support between sessions? Yes, we can have phone or email contact between sessions to confirm your goals and to maintain focus. These are usually around 10 to 15 minutes and are included in the fee.