What is Coaching?
Ans: Coaching for change/life/performance/stress/etc., has long been recognised as a highly effective means
of addressing the many challenges and changes we have to deal with in the work-place, life,
relationships and personal development. It promotes improved performance of
teams and individuals, and is particularly beneficial to those experiencing
stress and fatigue. During the coaching
process you will develop a range of skills and strategies, enabling you to
maximise your performance in a variety of settings.
Why might one consult a Coach?
Ans: People would consult a coach for
a whole range of reasons including: work related performance issues, stress,
problem solving, career change, (or change in general) personal development, setting goals, acquiring
new skills, decision making, time management, dealing constructively with
change and maximising overall performance.
What methods are used in Coaching?
Ans: Techniques used can include:
- Problem Analysis
- Problem Focused Counselling
- Problem Solving Approaches
- Time Management
- Goal Setting (SMART)
- Minimising Blocks to Personal Development
- Stress Mapping
- Assessing Consequences of Action/Inaction
- Time Projection Imagery
- Visualisation, Meditation and Relaxation Techniques, (for Stress & Anxiety)
- Motivation and Coping Strategies
- Cognitive Behaviour Coaching
Coaching over the telephone is becoming
more and more popular and with ongoing advances in Information Technology, it is now easier than every before for people to access the service from almost
anywhere in the world. It is
particularly helpful for people who feel unable, or prefer not to travel to a
traditional face to face consultation. Both private individuals and companies
can access the service economically in this way.
As long as
you have reliable access to the internet and a webcam with microphone, setting
up consultations via webcam is really straight-forward. I currently work with anumber of clients via
webcam or telephone, that live internationally.
What are the technical requirements?
Ans: All you need is a
landline telephone that I can call you on if you prefer telephone Coaching. For webcam Coaching, you need to have a
webcam installed on your computer with a microphone. You also need speakers (or a set of
headphones connected) You will then need to download Skype (www.skype.com) and set yourself up with an
account (the site is very user friendly) Finally, you will need to have a
reliable connection to the internet via broadband.
What about Privacy and Confidentiality?
Ans: Telephone sessions are conducted in the
privacy of my consulting room here in Central London. You should also ensure that you have a quiet
place in which to conduct the session. If
at any time, somebody else answers your phone, I will not discuss any of your
personal issues with them.
When would sessions take place?
Ans: In our initial consultation, we would
agree a mutually convenient day and time to conduct the sessions. Once agreed, sessions would normally need to
take place at the same time each week.
What if I need to cancel a
Ans: I ask clients to give me at least 24 hours
notice if they need to cancel or re-schedule a session.
How Can I Arrange for a Telephone Consultation?
Ans: Please complete the form on the 'Contact Me' page of this website. You may also want to email or telephone me for further information or to book a session.
However, some people prefer face to face Coaching sessions... please contact me for further details and/or to arrange a booking.
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