What are the main differences between coaches, counsellers and therapists?
In a nutshell:
- Counsellers focus on giving clients the space to discuss their personal thoughts and feelings.
- Therapists focus on behaviors or emotions that are causing problems in your life.
- Coaches focus on the present and the future. Coaching is action oriented and works on the premise that you are your own best expert.
What life coaching credentials do you have?
I have a Psychology degree (BSc Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University, Counselling Skills certificate and I trained and worked full time as a Coach for an international training and development company for over two years. I then went on to become certified as a Life Coach with Newcastle College, completing the NCFE accredited EDEXCEL Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Introduction to Life Coaching Skills and EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Certificate in Life Coaching Skills and Practice. Newcastle College partnered with popular Life Coach Fiona Harrold to create this training. I am insured to practice as a Life Coach and Mentor and have been coaching since 2002 and as a self employed Life Coach since 2009. I am continually attending relevant training and updating my skills.
What benefits does life coaching offer?
Life coaching is about taking the time to reassess and take charge of your life and dreams. A good life coach won't give you advice or tell you what to do. Life coaching is about helping you to draw on your own intuition to progress forwards in a way that's right for you - after all, you know yourself and your life best!
When you book me as your coach, you are enlisting the support and encouragement of someone who will help you to clarify your values and strengths and help you navigate obstacles and mindsets that have been stopping you, so that you can move in the direction you want to go in. There is work to do between sessions - a big benefit of engaging in life coaching is being accountable for what you have said you want to achieve and making it happen. Finally, the life coaching process is challenging, exciting and most importantly, a lot of fun!
How does coaching take place?
I coach by phone or email depending on your preference. For local clients (Canterbury & East Kent, UK) I am available for face to face coaching, on request.
Phone or face-to-face coaching
£40 for each session (50 minutes).
I offer straight forward coaching options that you can design to best meet your needs and your schedule.
I ask that you purchase a minimum of 4 coaching sessions to get started.
Once you have had four sessions, you can book sessions as suits your needs. I recommend committing to 3 months of work on average.
Your purchase of one to one coaching sessions also includes unlimited, focused and relevant email communication with me while we are working together.
How do I decide whether to have coaching by phone or face-to-face?
Phone coaching is a handy option as it can be done at your convenience and without any additional travelling times for you. Some clients also select this because they feel freer saying what they want to say in a call, rather than face to face. You just call me at the agreed time.
Face to face
If I have availability and you live locally, we could do face to face coaching. You may want some or all your sessions face to face with me. For some, meeting a coach can be a nice touch (but it isn't essential).
You can combine phone and face to face coaching as suits you - you just need to purchase at least four sessions to get started. All coaching methods are effective so don't worry about choosing one method over another.
To book and arrange payment, please contact me.
Are There Any Other Costs Involved?
For phone coaching; making the telephone call to me. The cost of the call will depend on where you are and the phone service you use.