So you’re interested in working with me…? Great! I hope we can start working together soon. In the meantime, here are some questions you might be asking about how life coaching works:
How long do the life coaching sessions last?
I offer an initial 30 minute free session to understand what you’re looking to get from life coaching and to check that we’re a good fit for each other. Following this, each session will be around 60-75 minutes long.
How will we know if we’re the right fit for each other?
The 30 minute taster session is to give you a chance to see if we’re the right fit for each other. You’ll experience what my style of coaching is during this introductory session so you can decide if I’m the right fit for you.
I think you’ll be able to sense pretty quickly if you feel at ease working with me and I promise to be honest if what you’re looking to explore is not the right fit.
Are the sessions face-to-face?
I live in Brighton (in the UK) and can offer coaching face-to-face if you live in the area. The people I work with come from all over the world – from London to the USA and beyond! I work with most people using Skype, FaceTime or even Facebook video which works really well.
When will the sessions take place?
I am as flexible as possible to fit in with your life. I tend to be free during the evenings, over lunch hours and at weekends.
What accreditation do I have?
I’ve undertaken a rigorous coaching qualification through Animas, a coaching school based in the UK. This involved 50 hours of coaching, essay submissions, weekend practicums and an assessed coaching session. I passed this training in December 2017.
How long will we need to work together?
When we have our introductory coaching session, I’ll suggest how many sessions we might like to book in together and how frequently we might like to meet (usually once a fortnight).
When I had coaching myself, I committed to 10 sessions over 6 months and extended it to have 6 further sessions as I wasn’t fully ready to stop my persona development. This was because I had a lot of areas I wanted to cover – getting clarity with my career, letting go of some areas in my past and growing in self-acceptance.
The amount of coaching we’ll do depends on what you’re looking to get from our coaching.
Do I need to prepare for the sessions?
Our sessions will be led by you and what you want to get from our time together. I’ll send an e-mail to prompt you to think about what you’d like to talk about in advance of our sessions and will always ask at the start of the session what you’d like to cover.
What topics will we cover in coaching?
I’ll be led 100% by what you’re looking to see transformed in your life. I am a heart-centred coach, focusing on things like increasing self-esteem, stopping unhealthy patterns that you’ve developed to feel able to cope with life, coping with anxiety.
We may cover other areas that come into the equation – your career, family, business, future aspirations, self-esteem, health, becoming a mother or father…but I work with people who are doing deep heart work.
Will we be in touch outside of the coaching sessions?
Yes, outside of the sessions I offer e-mail support and will check-in to offer some accountability for what you’ve committed to do in our sessions together. Having had coaching myself, I know how important this between session support can be.
What is the difference between coaching and counselling?
Counselling is past-focused and involves exploring what’s happened in the past which leads to greater insight about your feelings and behaviours.
In coaching, we won’t dwell so much on the past. We’ll instead focus on the future and what it will take for you to achieve, grow and make progress in your life.
How much does coaching cost?
You can read about the financial investment of life coaching with me here.
How do I pay for life coaching?
I will ask for you to pay for our sessions in advance via paypal or bank transfer. We’ll talk about this when we have our introductory session or via e-mail after you’ve agreed that coaching with me is something you’d like to commit to.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes. If you need to cancel a session, I ask you to give me 24 hours notice. If you don’t do this, you will still be charged for the session. All my terms and conditions are detailed here.