What is a counsellor?

Counselling is a type of talk therapy and the counsellor listens to you without judgement in a safe, confident environment, providing guidance, exercises and interventions to help you find a positive direction in your life.

Counselling is used to help you, come to terms with any problems you may be facing, with the ultimate aim of overcoming them.

A counsellor is not there to tell you what to do – instead, you will be encouraged to talk about what is bothering you and explore your thoughts and feelings in more depth.

The counsellor may then create a plan with you, to help you find new ways of coping with any challenges.

Counselling is generally not a quick fix, and may require you to discuss some upsetting memories, this process is important for you to move forward in time.

Typically you would have between 6-10 therapy sessions.

You can choose from:

Face to Face counselling – You will need to make an appointment to see me in my practice, this is very popular, as I can help you move through your emotions as they arise throughout the session.

Telephone Counselling – Designed for people, who have a busy life and cannot attend face-to-face sessions. You can talk to me from your own home. Appointments need to be made.

Online Counselling – This gives you chance to protect your anonymity, and is helpful for people who finds it difficult to talk face to face.

What is a relationship coach?

Relationship coaches are called upon to help you reach more power and passion in your life.

I have exciting programs available whether you are married, single, separated, engaged, ready to divorce, divorced, looking for love, or wanting to be a man magnet.

If you’re experiencing romantic frustration or have hit a roadblock to your happiness and fulfilment, private love coaching can get you back on track immediately.

So, what is coaching?

In short, it’s a collaborative process, in which I help you define, speak out loud, and strategically move toward what you really want in life.  I will help you find success as you define it – and deserve it!

I listen to you  not for judgement but for understanding

I ask questions that allow you to think in new and revealing ways

I motivate, encourage and support you every step of the way

I share resources that will assist you and provide good information

I help you reveal, define and then focus on your true passions and dreams

Co-create a supportive structures and environments in your life – ones you can count on

I hold you to your inner highest standard  accountable to your personal best!

Who uses a coach?

Individuals, families, small companies, large corporations and… you!  Coaching is found in every industry and situation you can imagine.  Life provides an abundance of circumstances, coaching provides and abundance of support.

What kind of resources are you talking about?

I have a treasure trove of goodies in addition to our regular coaching sessions, like – Program Homework, Assessments Tests, Reading, Referrals, Writing Exercises, Drawing, Puzzles and Action Assignments.  We’ll select what’s best for you, and in the end, probably use them all!

How do we do this coaching thing?

One of the greatest testaments to the power of coaching is it’s powerfully effective in many mediums.  Some coaches have local “face to face” practices and some do speaking tours.  Corporate coaches often go on site to deliver their programs.  Many coaches have international practices sustained entirely via phone, fax and e-mail.  I utilise several methods to best serve my clients needs, but most often it’s as easy as picking up the phone!

How is coaching tailored to my needs?

The Relationship Coaching Institute identifies the following seven types of singles.

Temporarily Single. Someone who is actively seeking a partner and in between relationships.

Recently Divorced or Widowed. Someone recovering from loss and not ready for a relationship.

Frustrated Single. Someone who wants a partner but is not able to find one and gives up.

Passive Single. Someone who wants a relationship but not actively seeking a partner.

Single But Not Available. Someone who has a self-perception of being single and desires a lasting relationship, but “hooking up” to get needs met.

Busy or Distracted Single. Someone absorbed in being a single parent, career, school, etc. and doesn’t have the time nor the desire for a partner.S

Single by Choice. Someone who has no desire for a partner. Being single is a conscious permanent lifestyle choice for many reasons.