Life and Personal Coaching 2017-07-25T09:15:01+00:00

Life coaching is about helping people find answers.  Sometimes the questions are obvious; sometimes the work is uncovering the questions first

Working with a coach, who will help you focus on the parts of your life that you might feel dissatisfied with, anxious or upset about, or simply that don’t seem as perfect as their earlier promise , you will be able to identify the behaviours or patterns that don’t serve you and work out how to change them.

Most of our work will look like a conversation, albeit one where you do most of the talking, and on occasion are asked some unusually challenging questions.  Sometimes what we do might be more active, visualising scenes, moving around to create a distance between voices; we might take a walk together in the woods for a change of energy, or even get the paint box out and get messy.  Don’t forget, you the client are in charge all the time.  The material is yours and you will remain the expert in your own life.  It’s just that, if you are willing, you will be invited to see it from some different angles.

Coaching is forward looking and works best with people who are looking for change, in one form or another.  As a coach, I won’t be advising you or offering you solutions though I will on occasion let you know what goes on for me when I hear you speak; I will let you know what your language suggests to me, what patterns I might be noticing, what habits of thought or beliefs might have gone unchallenged, just in case these observations might be useful to you.

I work with individuals and couples, families and groups.  My background in dispute resolution has given me the experience in helping people manage communication breakdown and difficult conversations.

You take your car in for a regular service; you go to the dentist for a check up every six months.  How about offering yourself some coaching to fix the exhaust before it falls off, to fill that hole before it starts to hurt?