Coaching is mainly based on the future. The coach will work with you to motivate and empower you to reach your absolute best. You will collaboratively set goals for you to work on including homework between sessions to help you to accomplish these goals. Coaching is a facilitating process where the practitioner is very involved in the sessions, but allows the client to come up with their own answers to enable them to think for themselves, with support and guidance.

You may feel you’re stuck in a career you no longer enjoy but you’re not sure how to move forward, you may have been made redundant which has affected your confidence and self esteem. Maybe you’re feeling demotivated with life in general and need some support or guidance on a plan to work towards or you may have a situation arising that requires some coaching and learnt techniques to achieve your goals.

How does coaching work? 

Coaches offer their clients a supportive and motivating environment to explore what they want in life and how they might achieve their aspirations and fulfil their needs. By assisting the client in committing to action and by being a sounding-board to their experiences, coaching allows the individual the personal space and support they need to grow and develop. The Coach’s key role is often assisting the client to maintain the motivation and commitment needed to achieve their goals.

How does it differ from counselling? 

The key difference between coaching and other therapies is that coaching does not seek to resolve the deeper underlying issues that are the cause of serious problems like poor motivation, low self-esteem and poor job performance. Coaching programmes are generally more concerned with the practical issues of setting goals and achieving results within specific time-scales.

What is life coaching? 

Life coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy or counselling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.

What is career coaching? 

Career coaching is a great way to get personal help with establishing your professional goals, making career decisions, creating and executing plans, and overcoming obstacles that may come in your way.

For more information about our coach at the York Clinic, have a look at Darren Housley ‘s page on our website or visit his website 

To book an appointment with Darren please contact them directly.

By telephoning 07580 020785.

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