What is Personal Coaching? As your Personal Development or Life Coach, I work from the starting belief that you have the ability to influence and change situations in your life, if only you knew how.
Coaching is a type of learning that encourages self-development. The aim of coaching is to enable you to develop the skills and attitudes required to get the best from your life. As your Coach, I will work with you to help you to identify and achieve your most valued goals.
What does Personal Coaching involve?
Coaching involves a series of conversations between you and your coach – either by telephone, Skype or face-to-face. The process of coaching involves a combination of questioning, listening, feedback, and setting and achieving your goals. Personal Coaching involves you working together with your coach to achieve the best results for you.
What are the benefits of Life Coaching?
A better sense of what you want from life
An improved sense of direction and purpose
Increased focus, motivation and momentum
Awareness of what gets in the way of achieving your goals
Overcoming hurdles such as procrastination and poor time management
Improved self-awareness and effectiveness
Improved relationships and ability to relate to other people in a positive way
Greater work-life balance and less stress
More satisfaction with life at home and at work
Feeling more relaxed with more energy
How does Personal Coaching work? Personal Coaching can help you to overcome the obstacles to achieving what it is you really want to be and do. As your coach, I will not give you recommendations or solutions for problems, but I will work with you to encourage and support you to find the solutions that work for you. Coaching involves helping you to find your own answers. It involves you being willing to accept responsibility to stay committed to achieving your valued goals.
Is Coaching the same as Therapy or Counselling?
No. Therapy and counselling typically focus on problems areas within a person’s life and take account of the influence of past events on their present functioning. Coaching focuses on your life now and in the future, and looks at what areas you need to work on to put the right pieces in place to achieve your potential. It involves you setting goals that you can work towards and move forward in your life.
Are Coaching sessions kept confidential? Yes. One of the key factors in successful coaching is to have a trusting relationship with your coach. Within this relationship, the confidentiality of our sessions is paramount, and I will always maintain high standards of confidentiality for my clients, according to the guidelines of my professional bodies. Coaching conforms to strict professional and ethical standards.
Do you follow a Code of Ethics? As a Health Professions Council Registered Psychologist, a Chartered Psychologist and member of the Special Interest Group in Coaching Psychology of the British Psychological Society and an Associate Member of the Association for Coaching (AMAC), I conduct my practice in strict accordance with the codes of ethics, conduct and practice of the British Psychological Society andThe Association for Coaching.
What should I do now? If you would like to arrange a free half hour coaching session and see how I can help you achieve your goals, please click on this link and fill in my Contact Form, and I will get back to you shortly to set this up at a time that suits you.