Coaching, Hypnotherapy & NLP
I support you in overcoming issues that are stopping you from achieving what you want from life. This may be unwanted habits or behaviours, fear, stress, confidence issues or confusion about the next stage of life. I can also help you achieve a better work/life balance and have a more enjoyable career.
I use a combination of Coaching, Hypnotherapy, NLP and Life Experience to work with you in whatever way suits you best.
What is Coaching?
The ICF defines coaching as “ …partnering with clients in a thought provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential”.
As a certified ICF (International Coaching Federation) coach, I am bound by the Code of Ethics which can be found here.
What makes coaching special?
Sometimes when we are trying to work our way through issues in life or work, it’s hard to find the space where options can be explored without judgment either from others or from ourselves. Often, discussing challenges with friends, colleagues or family members doesn’t help. In fact, it can make things worse. “If I were you, I’d do x…” or “You’ve never been good at Y, so what’s the point of doing that now?” or “I know just how you feel, this is what happened to me…(and their story goes on and on).” Unlike these conversations, coaching gives clients the chance to explore what is inside themselves and helps them find their own answers in confidence, and without judgement; answers that make sense in terms of personal values and circumstances.
How can coaching help me?
Coaching can help you overcome things that are stopping you from achieving what you want from work and life. This may be confusion about the future, confidence issues, stress, fear or unwanted habits or behaviours. It can also help you achieve a better work/life balance, have a more enjoyable career, and make better use of time.
How does it work?
First, we work together to help you clarify what you really want, i.e. your coaching outcomes or goals, and to decide how progress can be measured. Then we explore ways to reach that goal by changing limiting beliefs, letting go of old habits and behaviours, overcoming fear, learning new skills and often, remembering the strengths we already have. Finally, I support you in creating a plan of action and following it through. I use a combination of coaching, hypnotherapy, NLP and life experience to work with you in whatever way suits you best.
What is NLP?
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is defined as the study of “excellence” or “subjective experience” and enables people to change behavioural strategies, and expand the choices available to them. By using NLP techniques I can help people:
- Gain more clarity about their goals
- Identify more choices by challenging limiting beliefs
- Communicate more effectively
- Manage behaviours more effectively
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to induce a state of deep mental and physical relaxation, during which beneficial change can occur. The aim of hypnotherapy is to help clients find meaningful alternatives to their present unsatisfactory ways of thinking, feeling or behaving. It also helps clients become more accepting of themselves and unlocking inner potential. Virtually anyone can be hypnotised depending on their willingness. Clients are sometimes concerned that they may “lose control” during hypnosis, however evidence has shown that a hypnotised person can not be made to do anything against their will. They are fully able to talk if they wish and can terminate the session, stand up and leave the room at any time (source: General Hypnotherapy Standards Council)