Life Coaching

What is life coaching?

Life coaching is designed to help people achieve their goals. As a coach I will support you in your endeavours to improve your performance in whatever part of your life you want to make better. This could be

  • changing your job or career
  • parenting
  • relationships, personal and professional
  • developing new interests
  • adjusting to life changes
  • work/life balance
  • healthy living
  • living a greener lifestyle
  • starting a new project

The type of coaching I practise uses the principles of NLP but I also bring to it my skills and understanding as a counsellor and therapist and insight gained from a lifetime working with people.

What happens in a coaching session?

The first step is the setting of clear objectives and the exploration of your individual resources and capabilities.

Coaching is not therapy but it may involve honestly confronting the things that hold you back or get in the way of achieving your full potential. I will help you to clarify what you can do to overcome barriers and harness your resources. From the session you will take away an action plan. This is usually in the form of steps to be taken along the road to your ultimate goal.

What is NLP?

Neurolinguistic programming brings together learning from a variety of fields about what makes for success. NLP is about communication, both verbal and non-verbal. It looks at the words we use when thinking and talking to others. It also pays close attention to the characteristics associated with success in the belief that we can all model ourselves on people who have gone before us and have achieved what we wish to achieve.

How does it start?

Contact me and I will offer you an appointment for a first meeting. At this first meeting you can talk about what you want and together we can decide if coaching would be helpful or if something else might be better. I will also explain more about how coaching works and about other issues such as confidentiality. You can ask any questions or raise any concerns you have. We can then arrange to meet for further sessions.

How much will it cost?

My fee for each 50-minute session is £50. In some circumstances I may be able to offer a discount.