Life coaching is a service which helps you to focus on areas of your life you want to change and in a nutshell work on changing them. On the surface this might sound very straightforward, however often the human psyche means that we can struggle with this concept. Sometimes we don’t know what we need to change, but we know something needs to be different. When we are facing personal difficulties, we can often feel so overwhelmed emotionally that we don't feel it's even possible to feel differently. Sometimes we know what needs to be different but we struggle to make the change because of ingrained behaviours, feeling 'stuck' and perceived obstacles. Sometimes we just don’t know how to make a start.
Coaching is completely focused on you and what it is you want to achieve or how you would like to feel. Goals can be specific outcomes like finding career options or more emotion-based outcomes, like feeling like you can cope with difficult personal or family circumstances.
Coaching is a very interesting process where we uncover insights and perspectives which may be hindering your progress in life or preventing you seeing things from a position of calm, wise objectivity. It is also not unusual for us to carry all sorts of limiting beliefs and thoughts around in our subconscious and coaching works to find these and move towards more positive, powerful thoughts and beliefs.
Coaching enables you to find your own power when it comes to managing your life. I use a blend of counselling skills and coaching techniques to help you express what is on your mind and provide pathways to your most helpful inner resources so that you can deal with whatever you are facing and find helpful ways forward.
When you fully trust in yourself and your own decisions, when you can stand back and see your situation clearly, unpicking difficult issues and finding new ways of moving forward, you reach a higher level of self-empowerment. Your decisions become fully informed and not 'automatic'. You are in control of your own direction, behaviours and thinking.