What is Coaching?

Life Coaching aims to help and empower others to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals – including excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled in the home, exploring the self and the world, and achieving ambitions.

By harnessing specialist techniques based on core psychological principals and natural intuition, life coaches provide clients with the tools to confidently face difficult situations, push past emotional barriers and eventually view life with fresh, hopeful and enlightened eyes.

How does life coaching differ from counselling?

The fundamental difference between counselling and life coaching is that counselling usually investigates the roots and causes of potential mental health problems, whereas life coaching focuses mainly on the future to encourage personal-development and self-improvement.

What can a coach help me with?

Life coaches utilise effective techniques to help their clients in all aspects of life. If you’ve ever struggled with anything – whether it be sticking to a diet, learning a language, moving out of your comfort zone, standing up for yourself at work, keeping a stable love life, or achieving those things you always wanted to do (see a whale, go to Asia, climb a mountain and other so called ‘bucket-list’ activities), then consulting a life coach could help you.

A life coach will approach things pragmatically. Through questions and exercises, he or she will try to get a good idea of how you look at the world. From this they will be able to identify the most effective route to your goal.

Personal Coaching - Working with people to:

  • Identify and resolve blocks to change
  • Find clarity around complex issues or decisions
  • Find and build confidence, compassion and esteem
  • Identify and challenge the ‘inner critic’
  • Build confidence, compassion and esteem
  • Adjust to unexpected or unwanted life changes such as a health diagnosis
  • Understand and work towards changing emotional/comfort eating (or other unwanted) behaviours

Workplace Coaching:

  • Find clarity and solutions to the challenges of working in charities and third sector organisations
  • Navigate tensions, conflicts, specifically value conflicts
  • Build leadership and management skills
  • Work through the impact of stress and burnout