Supportive Coaching

What Is Supportive Coaching?

I have recently developed a type of coaching to help people cope with major life changes, such as being made redundant. These major life changes are known to cause stress. Although stress is part of everyday life, too much can be distressing, and can lead to mental and physical health problems. It can also paralyse you so that you cannot make the necessary decisions to move forward. Supportive coaching is less goal-oriented and more exploratory than life coaching. With supportive coaching I can help you to

  • regain a feeling of control
  • deal with emotional reactions
  • get back your confidence and self-esteem
  • muster your resources
  • consider your options
  • take positive action.

What happens in a supportive coaching session?

Faced with a crisis, people often find that their thoughts go round and round the same well-worn tracks. We will start by talking about what is going on in your life, how you are feeling about it and what you want from coaching. This may help you to think about your situation in a new light, see other possibilities and opportunities, and find a way forward.

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 £40. In some circumstances I may be able to offer a discount.