We will work together to achieve the results you want in your life. For the duration of our work together I am an active participant in your transformation. This means I hold myself responsible for delivering the best quality support and advice that I know how to give. I will actively seek to develop an authentic relationship with you and I’ll tell you what I think!
In some therapeutic approaches, the therapy journey can be long and slow and is often based on the idea that somehow the therapist ‘knows more’ than the client. I believe this approach is outdated and based on the old medical model which assumes that there is something wrong with the client that needs fixing. I believe that everyone is fundamentally whole and complete. However, the strength of therapy is that is does seek to empower feelings and it recognises that sometimes the source of our issues lies in unresolved childhood traumas.
Traditional coaching can be goal and result oriented. It is not usually concerned with feelings, and ascribes more to the ‘just do it’ philosophy. The strength of coaching is that it’s action oriented. It recognises that things only change when you take action. Therapy can encourage clients to take action, but only when they ‘feel’ ready. Coaching recognises that sometimes we need to do things when we don’t ‘feel’ like it. Transformational coaching is effective because it causes breakthroughs where actions, that once seemed impossible, seem easy and inevitable. The actions occur naturally without the need for you to ‘force’ yourself.
My new model combines the strengths of both the therapeutic and transformational coaching models. Together there is the opportunity to heal deep hurts in a way that is client-led, whilst ensuring that they don’t wallow in the past and reinforce the neural pathways caused by the initial trauma or upset. Dancing between the best of both models, clients find their true authentic selves, which includes the not so pretty parts, but fundamentally realise there is nothing wrong with them and never has been. This empowering context enables clients to take responsibility and create a life they love.