Based on both my own experiences and those of my clients, I firmly believe that one or the other of coaching and therapy, on their own, is often not enough. Hence Coaching +. Imagine building a house, without a solid foundation? Or establishing the foundations, but not getting around to constructing the house? This example best explains why I believe in the power of combining both approaches together: to create a solid foundation and then a build a sound-structured house on top.
I practice within the Personal Consultancy framework, which allows me to integrate a variety of counselling approaches with coaching. Together, we work through four stages (although sometimes, we may move backwards and forwards within the stages as new information emerges). The first stage is all about listening, allowing clients to be truly heard, as they share their story and explain what has brought them to seek help. We then examine and seek to understand some of the underlying issues which may have contributed to the situation. Then we move onto exploring and experimenting with solutions. And finally, we work to sustain the successful strategies, so you can feel confident in moving forward on your own.
Typically, we will move through these four stages in between 6 to 8 sessions, ensuring that sustainable changes emerge within a time-limited manner. I have consulting rooms in Clapham (SW4) and also conduct many sessions online via Zoom.