Coaching - frequently asked questions (FAQs)


What is coaching?

Coaching focuses on the changes you can, and are prepared to, make in order to do things better in the future. This may sound simple, but many of the problems we face are linked to the way we think, our identity and the way we interact with others. Therefore, it can be difficult for us to recognise and make the changes we want to achieve our goals.

Similar to hypnotherapy, coaching is client-centred and client-led; it is about helping you to find your own solutions. It is not about me providing advice, as what works for me may not work for you!  Therefore, I use a range of techniques to support, encourage and enable you to discover, explore and plan how to positively change the things that really matter to you.

What should I expect?

I work in partnership with you to develop your self-awareness, skills and knowledge, and so enable you to reach your goals.  I listen carefully to you, ask questions to understand what motivates you, clarify your goal(s) and support and encourage you to move past any self-limiting beliefs you may have.   


Typically the agenda is set by your desire to achieve a specific, and often immediate, goal which may be related to a particular development area or issue.  This means our relationship tends to have a set duration with fairly structured sessions that are scheduled on a regular basis.

How many sessions will it take?

The number of sessions varies depending on the issue(s) to be addressed, but typically I work with three to six sessions.  What I am most interested in is ensuring you feel comfortable and confident with the changes and progress you are making.  

The number of anticipated sessions will be discussed with you at your first session.

How coaching helps

Coaching can help you to:

  • adapt to change more efficiently and effectively
  • deal with life issues
  • become more effective at communicating and influencing
  • develop as a leader, manager and individual
  • feel more confident
  • look at things differently
  • make better decisions
  • move forwards with your career

Positive outcomes

Some of the outcomes clients have achieved include:

  • improved working relationships
  • increased self-awareness
  • greater understanding of abilities and competencies
  • appreciation of transferrable skills
  • greater effectiveness in communication
  • recognition of their behavioural impact on others
  • success in job applications, interviews and career changes