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Introduction to Coaching
A therapist or counsellor will help you explore the question “How did I get here?” A coach will then ask “Where are you headed?”.
As an experienced counsellor and an accredited coach, I’ve seen the transformation that can occur when therapeutic and coaching methods are intertwined. While a counsellor is trained to withhold their own opinions and focus on letting their clients take the lead based on how they are feeling, a coach’s role is to propel their client forward towards growth with more pointed questions based on the “what”, “when” and “how”.
In the work that I do, my therapeutical background as a counsellor informs my work as a coach but I don’t do traditional therapy anymore.
The Coaching Experience
My role is as your growth partner. I will partner with you to draw out your innate strengths and create solutions so that we can use them find the best possible solutions to unlock your full potential.
My role is to have impactful conversations involving powerful questions delivered in a secure setting so that you can feel free to delve into the depths of your true self in the process of becoming you.
This is your journey. I am there as a guide to support you along your journey. You have full control over your actions as you are in the driver’s seat of your life. You determine the destination, the direction and the speed of your journey. Meaning you determine the agenda for our work together in your role as client. You assume full responsibility for your decisions and commit to taking action between sessions. You understand that ultimately your success is up to you and the actions you take.
These are some of the foundational guidelines from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) that may provide some insight into what you might expect along your journey to becoming you whilst you are working with me and beyond.
- Focus on one’s self, the tough questions, the hard truths and one’s success.
- Observe the behaviours and communications of others.
- Listen to one’s intuition, assumptions, judgements, and to the way one sounds when one speaks.
- Challenge existing attitudes, beliefs and behaviours and develop new ones that serve one’s goals in a superior way.
- Leverage personal strengths and overcome limitations to develop a winning style.
- Take decisive actions, however uncomfortable and in spite of personal insecurities, to reach for the extraordinary.
- Show compassion for one’s self while learning new behaviours and experiencing setbacks, and to show that compassion for others as they do the same.
- Commit to not take one’s self so seriously, using humour to lighten and brighten and situation.
- Maintain composure in the face of disappointment and unmet expectations, avoiding emotional reactivity.
- Have the courage to reach for more than before while engagine in continual self examination without fear.
It is not possible to be precise on how long is needed as it depends on numerous factors including where you are at now, your individual self-motivation, your past experience or work on your self and most importantly, how much effort you put into the work between sessions.
Saying this, in my experience working with me for a 3 month period provides the majority of my clients with significant results. Of course this depends on where you are starting, the effort you put in and what you define as significant results. We will discuss this in our initial intake session and continue to check in as we go along.
The coaching process is collaborative and I will be able to give you a clearer picture once we get into the work.
If you are engaging in a 1:1 coaching package for 3 or 6 months, the initial intake session will be approximately 2 hours. Thereafter, each coaching session is 60 to 75 minutes.
I commit to working with a limited number of clients in an ongoing capacity so that I can ensure I am fully present for those who do choose to work with me. We will discuss the frequency and duration of your sessions during our first meeting together.
In simple terms, you won’t find any psycho-babble or “therapy-speak” with me.
Our sessions will be filled with straight talk, candid conversations and honest connection. I will show up for you—and empower you to show up for yourself—and do what it takes to help you experience positive change and lasting results.
Most coaches also lack the clinical background required to understand the underlying causes of roadblocks in your life. Unless you can resolve these, you will continue returning to old habits. As well as being a certified coach, I have 8+ years of education including a Masters of Business Administration, Masters in Counselling and a Post Graduate in Positive Psychology and Systemic Therapy.
While the coaching world can often be cookie-cutter, my unique skills and experience ensures working with me will be anything but.
I am committed to walking the talk as a coach, a leader, a mentor, a guide. Change is uncomfortable and life is unpredictable, having a trusted confidante to walk alongside you can make all the difference.
I specialise in working with high-performing individuals to help them make serious shifts in both their personal and professional lives.
If you are looking for a ‘talk therapist’ then I’m not for you. If you are looking for a ‘cookie-cutter’ coach with a fixed program, then I’m not for you. If you are not prepared to put in the work between sessions and lean into the uncomfortable, then I’m not for you.
If you are looking for an ethical practitioner, who offers a bespoke service to meet the needs of the individual, then I may be the right fit for you. Somebody who will support you in creating a safe space to lean into the work of becoming you. A coach who has the experience and qualifications who has been where you are.
If after doing your research you are still unsure about whether or not I’m the right fit for you, schedule a free discovery call with me today and let’s connect.
Whilst I am a highly credentialed therapist, I no longer do traditional therapy. Although I still have some pre-existing clients who I continue to support in my capacity as a therapist – I am no longer taking on new therapy clients.
Saying this, my clinical background as a counsellor informs my coaching work. This means that I am able to quickly address or identify deeper psychological blockages that may be hindering your progress in a coaching capacity, so that we ensure that the foundation is strong for you to keep moving forward.
If in my professional capacity, I feel that it would be in your best interests to have clinical intervention to treat underlying issues such as trauma, personality disorders or extreme anxiety, I will refer you to work with a mental health practitioner for treatment.
In these cases we may need to pause or adjust our coaching arrangements. Note that some of my clients do work with a therapist alongside working with me as their coach, which I am happy to collaborate with and support.
My focus is on the best interests of my clients to achieve their goals of living wholeheartedly, authentically and with purpose and impact.
No I am not a psychologist. I am a Masters qualified counsellor. The difference between a psychologist and a counsellor is that whilst a psychologist can diagnose mental conditions, counsellors do not. In counselling, the focus is on exploring and processing the events and influences from the past, and how those experiences may be shaping your behaviour in the present. This can include exploring limiting beliefs and scripts, along with looking at the issues through a systemic lens to understand what may be hindering movement.
If the desire is there, now is the time—but you have to make space for this work. If you’re questioning your capacity to commit, consider whether your excuses are limiting beliefs or imposter syndrome trying to get in the way of your transformation. You have to lean into the fear. If you are willing to learn, grow, adapt and be challenged, then you are ready for coaching.
Remember, in the words of Anaïs Nin, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”. Don’t let fear hold you back from the success you deserve.
As a coach with a therapeutic background, you can work with me on a wide range of areas related to personal growth and development. Ultimately, my focus is supporting you to become you. To connect to who you are at your core so you can live a life of impact true to your passions and strengths.
Topics might include:
- Setting and achieving goals: Helping you identify and set goals that are realistic, measurable, and achievable. Then taking it from talk to reality by assisting you in developing an action plan to reach your goals.
- Managing stress and anxiety: If you are struggling with stress and anxiety, I can help you develop strategies to manage your symptoms and improve your overall well-being.
- Improving relationships: Whether you are trying to improve your relationships with family members, friends, or coworkers, I can provide guidance on how to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts.
- Building self-esteem: As a coach with a therapeutical background as a counsellor, I can help you identify the underlying causes of low self-esteem and provide strategies to build your self-confidence.
- Overcoming obstacles: If you are facing obstacles in your personal or professional life, I can help you develop strategies to overcome them and move forward.
- Enhancing personal growth: I will help you explore your values, beliefs, and passions, and develop a plan to achieve your full potential.
As a coach with a solid therapeutical background as a counsellor, I can provide a holistic approach to personal growth and development, helping you to not just survive but thrive if your life.
Confidentiality and Payment
Regardless of the location of my client, as a certified member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and a Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), I am bound to maintain at least the standards of the ACA and PACFA codes of conduct. This includes strict guidelines on maintaining confidentiality, with a few exceptions required by law. In Coaching, if I have been engaged by an organisation to coach an employee, I would ensure that an agreement was in place between the client and myself that covers topics around disclosure. professional lives. If you are unsure about whether or not I’m the right fit for you, schedule a free discovery call with me today.
I am currently based in Australia and operate under an Australian business. Therefore, I charge in Australian dollars for clients that I am servicing from my Australian base.
As I am offering coaching rather than counselling services, these would not be claimable under your private health insurance. However, you may be able to claim coaching services as a business expense or tax deduction. Please seek advice on this from your tax professional.
Scheduling and Cancellations
Think of this as a an opportunity for us to get to know each other to see if we are a good fit.
During this session I will be asking questions of you as a potential client to gain an understanding of where you are at and where you would like to get to. I will also be starting to get a feel for your innate strengths and potential blockages. Ultimately, my goal is to see if you are ready to start coaching as I only work with determined individuals who are prepared to do the work needed to make the shifts required to get the desired results. I also want my clients to feel comfortable with my style as I know I’m not for everyone.
As the potential client I hope that you will use the Discovery Session to determine if you’re comfortable with my personality and way of approaching issues. Please ask your questions because ultimately this is your journey and you get to decide what is best for you.
The time that we spend in a formal session will be focused on moving your dreams, goals, objectives to reality by creating actionable steps. Following each session, you will gain clarity on these steps so that you can have a plan to move forward proactively on your journey to becoming you.
Of course it is totally up to you as to how much time you spend on doing “the work” but in my experience, the more effort you put into it – the more you will get out of it. Saying this, if you don’t put in any effort between sessions – the progress will be limited.
I only work with high-achieving individuals who are prepared to put in the effort required to make the progress they desire. I can’t do the work for you but I will commit to showing up for you in supporting you to be accountable to your self in the process of becoming you. Step one is to believe that you are worth the effort.
We understand that sometimes unexpected situations can arise that require you to cancel or reschedule your appointment and we will do our best to accommodate these changes. Typically sessions are scheduled monthly in advance for regular coaching clients. With advance notice, we will endeavour to accommodate your individual needs.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know. We have a 24-hour cancellation policy, which means that you must cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours before the scheduled time to avoid being charged in full for the session.
Please note that if you cancel or reschedule your coaching appointments frequently, we may need to reevaluate the coaching arrangement as this will inevitably impact on the results you are able to achieve in the coaching process.
Would you like to know more?
I invite you to a complimentary consultation to hear about why you’re considering coaching and talk about what you’d love to achieve if we were to work together.