Life Coaching can help to inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals, and realise your ambitions and potential. It mainly focuses on the future and on the possibilities for creating a more fulfilling and satisfying life and can be particularly helpful if you are interested in self-improvement and personal and professional development. In this respect, life coaching is different from psychological therapy , which is more concerned with helping people to address distressing emotional and psychological problems.
Life coaching can help in many different aspects of life. I specialise in working with people who want to make positive changes in the following areas of their lives:
My approach is based on psychological principles and change strategies which underpin Cognitive Behavioural/Mindfulness-Based Therapies and Solution Focused Therapy. The focus, therefore, is on helping people to:
Essentially, my coaching approach is about working with individuals to create new opportunities and possibilities for change and inspiring and motivating them to take the necessary steps toward creating more rewarding and fulfilling lives.
At the start, the emphasis in sessions is on clarifying the areas of your life you would like to change, as well identifying your hopes and goals for the future. Once that is clear, the focus is on developing and acting on a plan to help you move forward with your life.
Coaching sessions are generallly delivered in person or via telephone or Skype call and last one hour.
Sessions are confidential and take the form of a collaborative partnership.
Prior to commencing your coaching sessions, we will agree a written ‘contract’ which will set out the nature of the coaching you are committing to and also address issues related to confidentiality and payment and the number of sessions, which can be extended if required.
"Thanks Joe for your patient and considered approach. I was anxious about coming to therapy but I wish I had come to you earlier. I felt as if a load was lifted off my back after our sessions."Company Director
"Joe was very patient and helped me work through my issues using EMDR. My ability to deal with stress and my self esteem has improved greatly and I'm so thankful for that."Student
"Thank you for your patience, your insight, your gentle manner, and for believing me! I appreciated all your time and efforts."Teacher/Therapist
"I struggled with low mood throughout my life. I was very grateful for Joe's compassionate and supportive manner. Thank you for all your help Joe! "Doctor
"My therapy sessions provided me with practical skills for overcoming anxiety. I could not be more thankful to Joe for his help. Seeing him was the best decision I could have made."Healthcare professional
"Joe helped me change how anxiety affected me and loosen its grip on my life. My only regret is that I did not contact him sooner!"Customer service assistant
"I am more in control of my thoughts when faced with situations I would have previously found unmanageable. I cannot thank you enough for your help."Teacher
" I cannot thank Joe enough for his expertise in recognising my issues from day one. His help has been invaluable in getting my life back."HGV Driver
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