Life coaching is the practice of helping you gain clarity and confidence in order to overcome any barriers you may meet or perceive and to determine and achieve your goals. In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing modern society, many of us can arrive at a crossroads in life where we need help to determine who we are, how we have arrived here and where we want to go in the future. For example, this might involve you establishing where you are in your career and wanting to know how you can improve professionally, wanting to find a better balance between work and home or simply trying to improve your health or relationships. By talking to an independent and non-judgemental life coach, you will be able to find answers to these questions, establish reachable goals and assemble plans to achieve your potential.
To help you develop your “Self”, our therapists draw upon cognitive behavioural techniques that will help you overcome your barriers and achieve your goals. Unlike other therapies, and in line with life coaching theories, CBT focuses on the here and now. It challenges the negative thoughts (such as ‘I am not good enough’, ‘I always fail’, ‘I will never achieve’, etc.) that we can all think from time to time, but that ultimately act as barriers to us achieving our goals and potential. By utilising both techniques we can remove these barriers and start living more fulfilled lives.
Life-coaching sessions often occur weekly and are usually 50 minutes in duration. They can also be undertaken via telephone or email but this depends on the preferences of your life coach. During the session, you will reflect upon your circumstances and together with your life coach try and establish a plan of action to obtain the goals you desire. The relationship between you and your coach is seen as a partnership, in which your life coach will try and encourage you to explore how to make positive changes in your life. They will also offer support and feedback and help to you to stay focused and motivated on achieving your goals. Finally, it is important to remember that all discussions between you and your life coach are confidential and that you will not be forced into any decisions/activities you are not happy with.
If you feel you could benefit from the expertise of one of our dedicated counselling psychologists, please do contact us for a free chat about how we can help. Or use our online booking form to submit an appointment request!