What is coaching?
Coaching has become very popular in recent years, the aim of coaching is to help you to fulfil your potential and remove the barriers that are preventing you from achieving your personal goals. Coaching can focus on many different areas of your life including your career, your health and your relationships.
How does coaching work?
Coaching is a client directed activity; your coach does not assume the role of expert or provide you with advice. Instead they will support you in moving forward in your life and help you to develop and exhibit the skills and behaviours you need to be successful. Between sessions it is likely that you will commit to making small changes identified by you and at your own pace. Clients should be aware that to be successful coaching involves change and be prepared to take action to improve their current position. At Worcester Therapy Group your coach is a chartered psychologist who applies psychological theory and research to help you change your life and move in the direction you want to. Sessions are carried out face to face or over the phone and last approximately 50 minutes.
Why would someone need a coach?
The coach acts as a catalyst. Discussing your goals with someone who is not judging you and is completely impartial often opens up ideas that you have not previously considered. Coaching is about empowerment; as such coaching interventions tend to be quite short term. Often only a small number of sessions are needed to address a specific issue.
“Catherine’s patient and encouraging approach set me off on a path of self-discovery, helping me to understand who I am, what I want and how to achieve it. Her calmness reflected in everything we worked on together, providing me with the tranquillity I so desperately needed to sift through the problems I was facing. Catherine’s guidance has helped me to navigate through a difficult transition period in my life with far more ease than I would have ever thought possible, and the tools she has provided me with continue to be useful now and I am sure they will continue to help me throughout my life.”