Frequently asked questions

What exactly is coaching?

coaching programmes to help you manage change
There are many different styles of coaching, however I consider my style to be:

  • A positive, energised and focused conversation (not an off-load)
  • Takes stock of the past but not dwell on it
  • Creates motivation and clarity about what to do next
  • Creates a plan of action

Will it feel like counselling?

Coaching is forward looking to effect change
Therapists are trained to deal with the past, coaches are not. My approach is entirely focused on working out what needs to happen to affect change.

Will you give me advice?

when you're contemplating change and new horizons
I might offer information e.g. management models and techniques, or signpost you to some information but I will not tell you what to do. I work from the perspective that you are the expert in your life. My job is find out the very best course of action for YOU.

How much does it cost?

initial consultation £30 inc VAT, which can be offset against a programme
I offer you coaching programmes of varying lengths, but usually they are a block of 6 sessions. Once we have had your initial consultation (£30 inc VAT, which can be offset against a programme) we can agree the right programme for you. Each programme includes a DiSC profile, session notes, and telephone support in between sessions. If you are contacting me on behalf of your organisation, coaching programmes are costed depending on your location and number of your employees you would like me to coach.

Zoom or face to face?

I can travel to you or your employer if feasible
These days I predominantly work over Zoom, but if its safe to do so, we can work face to face. Also, if its feasible I am happy to travel to you or your employer once we have worked out the logistics.

Can you teach me to be a coach?

ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) Level 5 in Coaching & Mentoring
Yes. I am approved to deliver ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) Level 5 in Coaching & Mentoring.

Can you guarantee that I will get results

success may depend on taking new and different action
Yes, if you are prepared to be honest in your sessions, and be willing to take new and different action. You might also need to shift your attitude and mindset.

What am I likely to get out of coaching?

identify strategies to take a new approach

  • Unravel your thinking
  • Understand the dynamics behind relationships and the part you play
  • Identify what you need to stop doing
  • Identify strategies to take a new approach
  • Reframe unhelpful thinking
  • Separate the ‘wood’ from the ‘trees’ and get clear about your thinking
  • Identify what you want, as opposed to what you don’t want
  • Get a plan for a way forward