What is Coaching?
Coaching is an evolving, dynamic process between the coach and client where the coach helps the client to explore and discover more about themselves, their vision for their life and/or work and how to achieve it. The coach’s role is to create and hold a safe and yet open space to allow the client to speak freely, to truly be themselves and to feel ok to take risks if they wish to. The coaching practiced at the Novara Centre is person-centred, which means that we believe that you, the client, already have the wisdom and resources you need – the coach’s job is to help you to connect with that inner wisdom and to develop and channel your resources to move towards your vision.
Is Coaching the same as Counselling?
Coaching is NOT counselling or therapy. Whereas therapy/counselling focuses on healing past events that continue to impact on the present, coaching is more present and future-focused, and generally consists of a fixed number of sessions.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are typically about an hour long and take place once a fortnight or once a week, with the client often doing some exercises or explorations or tasks between sessions. The number of sessions varies, often being agreed in advance, although the client always has the option of ending the process whenever they like.
Who is Coaching for?
Coaching is beneficial for anybody who wants to grow and develop. It is, however, particularly helpful if you:
• feel a bit stuck in your life/work
• want to achieve a better work/life balance
• are considering making changes to your life
• have a goal but are struggling to actually work towards achieving it
• feel as though there’s more to life than what you’re currently experiencing
• are struggling with aspects of your career/work that are holding you back