What Life Coaching Is
Coaching is for anybody who wishes to improve their current situation, to realise their full potential, to excel in personal and professional performance. Life Coaching is a powerful tool, its main focus is upon achieving results.
It helps people create sustainable, positive changes in order to lead a more successful and fulfilling life. The techniques and tools used in coaching can help you clearly define and achieve your goals, and at the end of the process you will have developed your own personal mission statement to enhance your existing inner resources.
How Life Coaching Works
Sally Crittall, our Counsellor and Life Coach, writes: “We will initially explore why you wish to have life coaching and slowly move on to looking at what changes you need to implement in order to improve the areas you wish to work on. Together we will agree on some realistic, achievable, yet challenging goals and put together a clear step by step action plan.
“During our work together I will offer you email support in between sessions as they may be a month apart. This enables you to update me on your progress. It also gives me the opportunity to give you continuous encouragement and support.
“Please note that in order to get the most out of coaching it is essential that you give it your full commitment. Coaching is a collaborative working relationship and can at times be very challenging.”
What to do now
“The first step is to get in touch - I offer an initial free 20-minute telephone consultation – to give me some idea of your hopes, fears and expectations so that we can discuss whether coaching will suit your needs, and to give you a sense that you will feel comfortable with me as your coach.
“Once we have decided to work together, we will normally contract 6–8 sessions spread over 3–6 months.
Coaching sessions are normally in my consulting room, and last for 1 hour. The gap between sessions is there for you to reflect upon what we have explored during the sessions and to give you time to work on your own individual action plan.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What is coaching?
Coaching is a powerful tool that can help you to improve all areas of your life. It can help you address current issues and establish the best way forward.
Is coaching right for me?
Coaching is for anybody who wishes to improve their current situation, to realise their full potential, and to excel in their personal and professional performance.
How long does it take?
A typical coaching programme covers 6–8 sessions over 3–6 months; however each client is unique and if needed we can create a programme specifically designed around your needs.
What will it cost?
The standard fee is £50 per one-hour session, though in certain circumstances this can be negotiated – please feel free to raise this in your first call to us.
What if coaching is not for me?
The relationship between you and your coach is particularly important as the process involves considerable personal reflection, honesty, and a preparedness to take on board feedback and work with it. Therefore it is important to choose a coach you are able to open up to. If at any point during coaching you feel the process is no longer working for you, an open dialogue is encouraged.