One to One Coaching
What is coaching -
How does it work, and would you want it?
What Is Coaching?
It is a CBT - a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - talking therapy, aimed at increasing human happiness.
Through conversation, clients are helped to understand why they find themselves in their current situation and then to find strategies, motivations and focus to design and move towards new, better situations.
Different coaches work in different ways, coaching is not mystical, it's down-to-earth. It's primarily cognitive - in that it's main tool is the cleint's own thinking mind. But it is also informed by the un-conscious and emotional components of the human psyche. It is a "cognitive behavioural therapy" (CBT).
Coaching differs from counselling in that it is primarily focussed on the present and the future. It may be necessary to look back to find the route causes of some unhelpful thinking patterns, and then untie some knots, but then we come back to the "where are we now?" and the "where do we want to go?".
Who is Coaching for?
You! It's for anyone who wants to improve some aspect of their life. You might want a new job or career, or promotion in the one you have. You migth want to write your novel, or find your perfect partner, or find new self confidence, or get rid of a destructive habit. You might want to get more balance between your working or private lives.
Whatever you want to change, coaching can probably help, with just a couple of notable exceptions. If you have a mental illness or a hard drug problem, then coaching is probably not the best option for you - you're more likely to get the help you need from a therapist specifically qualified in those specialisms.
How does Coaching Work?
Coaching can be done face to face or over the phone in sessions running for between 30 minutes to an hour. Sessions usually happen weekly, but they can run less frequently. Clients may have just one session, or they may work with their coach for many months. Every case is unique, but as a rule of thumb, major change happens between session 4 and session 8.
So what happens in the session? Well, again, every case is unique. Exactly what we do depends on on the client, the issue being worked on, and where we are in the process, but here are some things which are almost always true:
- The sessions are relaxed, friendly, fun and positive experiences
- The sessions are completely confidential
- Clients remain in charge at all times - you can set any boundaries you need
- Our Coaches do not tell clients what to do
- Our Professional Coaches have a raft of techniques available to them. Through listening in special ways and by asking careful questions, our coaches will encourage clients to find understanding in their lifes, and the answers they need
Try a free 1/2 hour session - call Liz on 07793650915