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FAQ

Here is a bit more information about some common questions I get about teen coaching.

Your comfort and understanding of the process and offering is important to me, so don't hesitate to reach out with any and all questions or queries you may have. I'm always happy to chat through options, ideas and questions!

What is the difference between a coach, counsellor and therapist?

Coaches have different training than counsellors or therapists. Counselling, or psychotherapy, focuses on understanding, resolving and healing emotional trauma and pain carried through from the past. Coaching is focused on the present and future and a coach works with you to help identify goals, leverage personal strengths and take action. 

While it’s very common to work with a coach on things like self-limiting beliefs, personal challenges and self-esteem, coaching is not suitable for complex mental health issues. In any instance where I feel a coachee’s support needs extend beyond my role as a coach, this will be raised with the coachee and/or guardian(s) as appropriate to best support the young person.

Why is there a minimum of 8 sessions?

There are two key reasons for this:

Building Trust: In a one-to-one environment, it takes time to build trust and connection, which is important for sustainable personal development work. This timeframe allows for building this foundation.

Impact & Progress: As coaching focuses on work with the present and future, it generally works with growth of perspective and resilience as well as behaviour change. This is not instantaneous and does take some time, accountability, refinement and repetition to begin to see and build progress. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to chat and query this further. If you feel you have a different need and this format is not possible for you, I’m happy to discuss further.

What ages do you work with?

I generally work with young people in the age range of 12 years old to 25 years old. 

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