Claire

Counselling

Do I need Counselling or Life Coaching?

Counselling focuses on understanding, resolving and healing emotional trauma, pain and suffering carried from the past so that you feel as though you are no longer burdened by them. There is no time limit as to how long it takes for you to feel more at peace with how you feel. Life Coaching, on the other hand, focuses on the present, your future goals and how to achieve them, whether personal, career, relationship or another area of life. It is about making changes, implementing action with a plan with my support. There is some crossover, naturally, as often our goals cannot be reached until we have removed the obstacles to our progress which can often come from our past. These may take the form of self-limiting beliefs, unhelpful attitudes and mindsets or unhealthy coping strategies automatically used to deal with past wounds. Additionally, sometimes we find in counselling that a focus on our future is helpful to balance the more reflective way of working. Usually life coaching is for people who have already done work on themselves and are not finding life challenges overwhelming. Please feel free to give me a call for a chat about which will serve you best.

What is counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy where a trained, experienced counsellor provides support and help to find a way forward by listening to you and responding in a way that doesn’t tell you what to do but facilitates you to find the best way yourself. Often suffering comes from not seeing any way out or not being able to move on or deal with difficult feelings. Working with a counsellor can offer fresh perspective to feel better and have a sense of renewed hope for the future. When we stop and spend a bit of time with our feelings and issues we find a new relationship with them which helps them transform and us evolve. Understanding the context of the problem and putting it on the table, so to speak, can help us come to terms with it which we were unable to realise before.

What will happen in counselling?

We will have an initial session to discuss the presenting issue and the best way forward for you to start to feel better. We will sign a counselling agreement form which states the terms and conditions of practice and then we will agree on a potential programme of 6, 10 or 12 weekly sessions and regularly review progress as we go. We can then adapt as necessary according to how you feel things are progressing. It may be that work goes to a deeper level and more sessions are required or that you may need strategies for specific difficulties such as anger management or lack of confidence in which case a shorter programme may be adequate. At times there may be a lot of talking at others silence because this work can elicit deep reflection about our lives. By asking questions, listening, offering feedback and perspective together we explore the best way for you to manage the situation and feel better. Sometimes I may suggest practices such as mindfulness or a creative exercise which challenges or puts a spotlight on habits which may be unhelpful. For work on trauma issues our sessions will be more focused on the body and physical practices.

Sessions are 50 minutes long over Teams online or telephone or face to face at Beaulieu Health Clinic, New Forest.
Payment is in advance by bank transfer or cash at face to face sessions.
Sessions online/telephone £60
Sessions at Beaulieu Clinic £75.

Life coaching

Do I need Life Coaching or Counselling?

Counselling focuses on understanding, resolving and healing emotional trauma, pain and suffering carried from the past so that you feel as though you are no longer burdened by them. There is no time limit as to how long it takes for you to feel more at peace with how you feel. Life Coaching, on the other hand, focuses on the present, your future goals and how to achieve them, whether personal, career, relationship or another area of life. It is about making changes, implementing action with a plan with my support. There is some crossover, naturally, as often our goals cannot be reached until we have removed the obstacles to our progress which can often come from our past. These may take the form of self-limiting beliefs, unhelpful attitudes and mindsets or unhealthy coping strategies automatically used to deal with past wounds. Additionally, sometimes we find in counselling that a focus on our future is helpful to balance the more reflective way of working. Usually life coaching is for people who have already done work on themselves and are not finding life challenges overwhelming. Please feel free to give me a call for a chat about which will serve you best.

What will happen in Life Coaching?

Together we will be looking carefully at your goal and a plan forward. We will identify and unpack what is holding you back, your challenges and the difficulties you are facing in achieving your goal. There will be practices or exercises which you will do between sessions to work on these challenges which will be necessary for your progress. I will lovingly challenge you where I see you are stuck or perhaps harbouring unhelpful habits or beliefs so that we can shine a light on what is happening and what you can do about it. For example, you may be self sabotaging (causing your own problems without realising it) by keeping yourself from moving forward positively because that strategy actually helped you deal with past challenges. Discovering that this behaviour is no longer useful is a huge liberation and the benefits of this kind of work are life changing. You may want to opt for one intense session as and when you need it or spread the work over six or twelve weekly sessions.

Along with the coaching sessions you will receive:

All that is required is 100% commitment to do the work otherwise the coaching will not work for you. If you are not sure if this is for you please contact me to arrange a free call.

Benefits to you

The benefits from Life Coaching are huge. Enormous transformation can happen if you are committed to this work. Years of feeling stuck or sluggish, unmotivated, anxious, tired or overwhelmed can often be dissolved quickly with a new sense of vitality, hope, energy and purpose BECAUSE in the sessions we are lovingly putting your intentions and obstacles under the spotlight, giving them real time attention and working with them to achieve your ambitions and goals. With my focused support you will make big changes which will lead to renewed fulfilment, success, happiness, joy and purpose. Isn’t that what we all want?

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