What is a Coach?

If you’ve been having feelings of being stuck, completely lacking in confidence, loss of your identity or confused at what your next step is then speaking with a Coach could be the right choice for you. Passionate about empowering women and young adults, working with them to rebuild confidence and to achieve success through adversity, I will support you on a journey to rediscover your own strengths and abilities: this can include becoming happy and fulfilled at home, achieving self worth and confidence, exploring your potential, changing lifestyles, and identifying and achieving life ambitions.

I won’t tell you what to do (chances are you already know the answer) but what I will do is provide an objective and empowering environment. I passionately believe that clients must be given the power to help themselves.

By harnessing techniques based on core psychological principles and intuition, my aim is to empower you and provide you with the tools to confidently face difficult challenges and overcome emotional barriers. Offering advice, opinions and judgements isn’t what I will do and it would undermine some of the basic principles behind life coaching, which include: empowerment, diversity, confidentiality and autonomy.

I am a professional member of EMCC and a Qualified Coach Practitioner; I follow EMCC’s ethical code of conduct and utilise knowledge and skills that I have gained over the years to provide a supportive and safe environment that will help you as the client.

What happens during a coaching session?

Our sessions can be done over the phone, face to face at my consulting room in King’s Lynn or via Skype and last anywhere between 60 minutes to 2 hours.

I will ask you a number of questions, such as what you want to achieve in life, what areas you’re unhappy with and want to work on and where you’d like to see yourself in the future. With help from me, it’s often up to you to challenge or reflect upon certain ideas you have to help you move forward with your life. You will never be forced to make any decisions you don’t feel comfortable with and all sessions will be confidential, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings privately in a safe space.

Coaching is as a partnership between you and me and I will encourage and support you to explore how to make positive changes in your life based on your aspirations.

How is life coaching different from counselling?

The main difference between counselling and life coaching is that counselling can investigate the underlying causes of mental health problems. Coaches are not (unless specified) qualified to diagnose or treat any health-related problems, although if the situation arises they may suggest you see a GP.