It wasn't until one of my clients that I had helped with hypnotherapy said to me that I had been more like a Life Coach to them in the way that I had helped them with their life that I bothered to take a look at what Life Coaching was all about.
Some time later I passed with distinction at the highest grade the SNHS Diploma in Life Coaching. I had indeed, already been applying the principles of Life Coaching in my ten years as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Studying for and gaining the diploma allowed me to ‘rubber stamp’ my credentials and also to gain greater knowledge to the practice of Life Coaching.
Life Coaching is not therapy (although I had been combining this with my clients to overcome areas allowing them to move forward and achieve goals) and neither is it counselling. Life Coaching is exactly what it says, having someone that supports and coaches you to achieve what you want to do with your life.
It is a very practical way to take you from where you don’t want to be to where you do want to be (to have what you want and be happy living your life). Many times I see clients who are holding themselves back by their own ‘self-limiting’ beliefs; we work to remove any blocks that may be preventing you moving forward and achieving fulfilment in many different areas of your life.
Some examples of the areas I tend to work in are listed below:
Career – you know we spend the majority of our life working and many of us remain unfulfilled in what we do on a daily basis to earn money; in fact many people hate their jobs! We establish what you want, what you enjoy doing and work out a plan and a process that gives you that financial and career fulfilment.
Relationships – whether you are already in a relationship or whether you are still looking for the right partner I can help you put this part of your life in order, focussing on what you want from this important part of your life so you can look forward to happiness and fulfilment.
Work/Life Balance – I see many people who view life as a treadmill that they have to continue to step on every day, feeling that there are no alternatives. Most of us have either accepted our routines and habits as the ‘status quo’ or are simply too busy to find a way to get out of it. Together we focus on finding solutions to bring a correct balance to your life. Whether you are employed or have your own business we find a way to get you on the right path.
Finances – finances and stress, particularly if you have a lack of resources to meet your needs, tend to go hand in hand. The old saying is that ‘money can’t buy you happiness’ but the lack of money can certainly cause a lot of stress and misery. We work together to achieve a plan, and work that plan, towards giving you back ‘stress-free’ control of this area of your life
Social Life – in my 10+ years of working very closely with helping people change and achieve happiness, contentment and peace of mind in their lives I have learnt that everyone is different. Everyone has their own personality traits and everyone tends to drift and ‘adopt’ a circle of friends (or sometimes become reclusive). We work out together what you want from this area of your life, what you may need to do to change and be more content. At every step of the way you receive support from myself.
Dreams – I love this area, “keep your feet on the floor, and your head in the clouds” is a statement I once heard, and I quite like that. Most people ‘settle’ for their lot in life and think that’s all they can achieve. I help you explode that myth and remove those barriers and self limiting beliefs. I love this area because we can get outrageous and look to achieve what you felt you couldn't. Rekindle your enthusiasm and passion for what you want and plan a path to achieve those outrageous dreams, supporting and encouraging you all the way.
I have, and always will have a very down to earth approach with all my clients. I live in the real world and recognise that life sometimes is not always the way that we want it. Personally I have made ‘life change’ moves in my own life (well before Life Coaching was even thought of) so come very well equipped to help you achieve what you want out of your life. Personal integrity, morals and ethics have always been important to me. I treat all my clients with the utmost respect and absolute confidentiality.
NB: Do not sit there and think things will change. “If you continue to do the same things you will always get the same results”. If you want to change certain aspects of your life, either on a small scale or a grand scale give me a call now because that call will be opening the door to the start of your new life.
Do something about it now, make a move, contact me now without delay to get yourself on the path to a happy, contented and fulfilling life.