COACHING & COUNSELLING
WHAT HAPPENS IN COACHING OR COUNSELLING?
You learn to focus on what's right with you - instead of what's wrong with you. It’s important to acknowledge what’s happening, and to be honest about it. But you can do that without beating the crap out of yourself. (Trust me, I really get this)
You learn to be mindful of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how they lead to you feeling stressed and weighed down.
You learn that it’s okay to feel assured, self-confident and amazing. In fact, it's how you’re supposed to feel more of the time. Also, you’re not always going to because that’s how life is sometimes. But you can cope with it.
You learn that your story matters, but you are not defined by it. Also, you get to write the remaining chapters.
You find out out what a meaningful life is to you.
WHAT ELSE cAN I EXPECT fROM COACHING OR COUNSELLING?
The Truth. I will gently challenge you to tell yourself (and me) the truth. You have your own answers and your own wisdom. My job is to help you unravel what’s getting in the way.
Support, Encouragement, Empathy and Understanding. I will be your biggest supporter while we work together to heal the stuff that’s holding you back.
Breakthroughs, Insights and Empowerment. I will do my best to make sure you get all of these things. This, of course, requires your participation, hard work and willingness to look inward.
Practical and Relevant Tools. Mindfulness is a big part of my life and has changed the way I interact with myself and those around me. If it’s appropriate for your situation, and if you want to learn, I can teach you as well: observance of thoughts, emotions and breath work around difficult emotions.
Working From the Inside Out. It's about healing the inside so you can be more of what you want on the outside.
Setting Intentions. It’s important to set out what you want from the process so you know you’re working toward something. It doesn’t need to be a big, hairy audacious goal! Sometimes all you want is to feel better, and feeling better is super important.
Discretion and Confidentiality. This is a very big deal to me. Any/all of the work we do is confidential. The fact that you are a client at all is confidential. There is nothing to be ashamed of in seeing me but I also think it should remain private, and it does.
So those are the similarities. Here are the differences.
Session by session or 6 session packages.
Coaching is To Get unstuck And Get Moving.
You might be struggling with:
fear/not good enough’s
not putting yourself first
not putting your priorities first
These things shouldn’t stop you from fulfilling your dreams. Your dreams are important. I believe we’re all here for a reason, and for that reason we must not waste this precious life. I’m here to help you work through the challenges so you can move forward and do what you’re meant to do! We'll have that work within the sessions, and also some homework. I also offer maintenance coaching - approximately once/month for however long you feel you need it.
Our relationship with ourselves is the most important one we’ll ever have. Yet, it’s the one we spend the least time thinking about. For that reason, counselling is a longer term process than coaching. It takes time to get to the bottom of underlying issues. It’s not useful to rush that, it can take time to trust someone, and personally I don’t believe in quick fixes. I do believe in forming a collaborative relationship that will help you figure out how your past informs your present - and how you want to move forward differently.
It’s best to have a chat and develop an approach that’s right for you,
so just get in touch and we can do that.
When we begin to understand our own roles, patterns, and wounds in a way that makes more sense, we show up differently for ourselves - and for the people we love. Relationship counselling can help transform difficult conflict and power struggles between individuals to growth, healing and more empathetic communication between couples. It’s a beautiful thing.
Some of the issues I regularly help people with are: