Who needs life coaching?
- Are you confused, unhappy, stuck or just don’t know what to do?
- Are you facing a difficult decision or in the middle of a mess?
- Do you know what you want to do, but seem unable to get there?
- Do you want to make changes, but don’t know how – or even what?
Perfectly reasonable, emotionally balanced people can feel stuck, unhappy or directionless for any number of reasons.
Life coaching is for everyone and anyone
I’m used to muddles – that’s where life coaching sessions usually start! I won’t tell you what to do, I just help you to see your situation more clearly and find out what’s really going on. I don’t push you, pull you or even let you lean on me. As a life coach, I walk beside you as you find your own way.
I help you find and trust your wisest self. You are an adult who can and will find your own solutions. My job is to help you get there.
I offer a free first session (click on the link in the left hand column to find out more), followed by either face to face coaching at £75 per one and a half hour session or phone coaching at £50 per one hour session.
What is life coaching?
It’s a series of purposeful conversations about you and your situation
Life coaching will help you to deal with the present and look to the future. I listen to you without bias or prejudice, sharing my experience of you and my opinions with you. I give you feedback on what I see, hear and feel from you. I’ll also pick up on what you’re not saying and what you may not be able to see about yourself. I encourage you. I support you. Sometimes I will challenge you. If you need a reality check, I will help you back to earth. If you need to free your mind and see opportunities, I can help you open up your horizons. I may make suggestions – not always ‘perfect’ ones – but even imperfect suggestions will help you work out what you do want, think or feel.
Together, we work towards decisions, change, acceptance and action.
The sessions give you time and space, support and structure as you think, feel, reflect and prepare to act. Exercises and tasks in between the sessions keep the momentum and motivation going.
Why not just talk to a friend?
It’s not always appropriate to talk things through with friends and you may feel embarrassed or even ashamed about the mess you’re in. I will take your situation – whatever it is – seriously.
Friends may not challenge you or tell you things about yourself for fear of sabotaging your relationship – and there may be things you don’t want to tell them. If you’re lucky, they’ll listen, comment and let you unravel your thoughts and explore options. More often and not so luckily, they give you advice, tell you what they would do, join you in a two-handed moan, or just get stuck too. Sooner or later, even the most sensitive and well-meaning friends will get compassion fatigue. This is when a coach – a ‘hired friend’ – can help.
An ordinary conversation involves two people – you and the other person, and two agendas – yours and theirs. A coaching conversation involves two people – you and me, but only one agenda – yours.
I can help you with all kinds of situations, including:
- troubles, muddles and doubt
- identifying what you want
- developing a realistic and workable strategy or action plan
- lack of direction, confusion, ‘stuck’ times and inability to see your way forward
- loss of confidence
- anxiety, stress and distress
- relationships at home or at work
- dealing with your own parents as they age
- managing chronic, long-term illness
- getting through the menopause.