What is coaching?
Put simply, coaching is helping you to see where you are now, determine where you want to be and then supporting you to get there. My coaching sessions are bespoke to each client and I work with you to ensure you get the most from our sessions together. For one client this might be very goal focussed, setting tasks each session to ensure you progress and for another client this might be more focussed on having one hour to openly talk to a non-judgemental, impartial coach in complete confidence.
Is there a difference between life coaching and career coaching?
Life coaching and career coaching are all very similar in that each involve confidential, non-judgemental conversations to help you progress. In life coaching this progression might be around what you want to do with your life or helping you with a difficult situation or decision at home. In career coaching this might be around getting a promotion, changing career or finding a good work life balance. These often overlap and I have experience in supporting clients with each of these areas.
Is life coaching the same as counselling or therapy?
No. Whilst I am a qualified life coach I am not a qualified therapist, if you're suffering with depression or looking for a counsellor or therapist then it's very important that you reach out to the right person to support you through this time. There are many brilliant therapists out there with the right training to give you the support you need. Counselling and therapy are absolutely brilliant at supporting individuals who are struggling to function on a daily basis. Life coaching is for individuals who are functioning ok but want to get more from their life and improve their life for the better. Many of my clients work with me after having had therapy or alongside therapy. The therapy helps them unpick moments from their past and the life coaching helps them look forward to what is next in the future.
Do you do sessions in person?
The majority of my sessions take place virtually, online via google meet, most of my clients have busy lives and appreciate not having to travel to meet. I do have some availability for in-person life coaching sessions in South London and Surrey including Wimbledon Life Coaching, Earlsfield Life Coaching, Putney Life Coaching, Wandsworth Life Coaching and Surbiton Life Coaching so please do contact me if you would like more information on in-person coaching.
What are your qualifications in coaching?
I am a certified life coach with a certificate in life coaching which is accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS). I also strongly believe in continued growth and development and have therefore undertaken various courses to ensure my knowledge and skills in coaching are up to date in order to give my clients the best possible experience. This has included courses and modules which are accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and International Coaching Federation (ICF).
In my spare time I am also a studying Psychologist, studying a masters in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology which means I have up to date, scientific research into Psychology and Coaching at my fingertips.
How do I know if I will benefit from coaching?
Results will vary from person to person depending on a variety of things such as how much time you put into your personal development between sessions, how open and honest you during sessions and how willing you are to act on things which come up for you in sessions. Due to the unique nature of every individual and their situation, no coach can guarantee results and if they claim to then you should run the other way. All of my clients to date have given me positive feedback and stated that they have benefitted from our working together (please see the testimonials on my 1-1 coaching page for more information.) I have no doubt that if you turn up to every session, complete actions between sessions and push yourself outside your comfort zone, even by just 1% that you'll see results. It is very important that you are happy with your decision to progress with any coach and that you feel confident that you will find working together beneficial. I will always book in a free, no-obligation consultation video call with any potential client to have a chat and ensure they are confident they will benefit before committing any spend.
How do I work with you?
I majority of my coaching is via a four month package of working together, however I am sometimes able to offer shorter term, longer term, or more bespoke coaching packages so please do get in touch so we can discuss your needs and go from there. I also provide bespoke happiness workshops and corporate workshops- get in touch for more information.
How much time does coaching take?
It's totally up to you. My 1-1 coaching sessions are 60 minutes long. Some clients prefer to turn up for 60 minutes, have a session and then put it to the back of their mind until we next meet. Other clients prefer to turn up for 60 minutes, go home with exercises to try in their own time and message me in between for extra support to ensure their development is continual throughout the time we work together.
How much do you charge?
I usually work in packages, you can see all my prices on the 'life coaching' tab. Depending on what you're after I can offer bespoke options too with different price points. In this instance use the package prices as a very rough guide and get in touch and I'll work out the price once I further understand your needs.
Why don't you charge per session?
Occasionally I do. I like to provide my coaching clients with support between sessions via messages or voice notes as well as by sending relavent tools and exercises sent between sessions, this means that you get more support, more resources and more coaching expertise for your money included within the coaching package price without having to book and pay for additional extras. I do sometimes offer a one-off/ per session rate depending on your needs and my availability so please do still get in touch if this is what you're after and we can discuss options. I always offer previous clients the chance to pay per session for adhoc top-ups once we've worked together.