Strong foundations for a happy and productive life
None of us are born knowing how to handle stress and anxiety, bounce back from a disappointment, manage a revision timetable or have a difficult conversation with a friend, and yet we expect that they should… just do it. As parents and teachers we do the best we can to teach them, but in an ever-more demanding and complex world, an extra helping hand can make all the difference: it’s so much better to have a strong foundation laid before a worry or stress becomes something more serious.
Research shows that the presence of one or more caring, committed non-related adults in a child’s life increases the likelihood that they flourish in life. My job is to be a warm, friendly, unbossy and above all confidential adult they can trust to help them be happier, heathier and more productive in every area of their lives. I use tried-and-tested, scientically researched tools and techniques to facilitate teens to get to where they want to go.
- Coaching and support for teens includes but is not limited to:
Healthy relationships with self and others
Worry and stress management
Goal setting and accomplishment
Tertiary and career planning
Focus and awareness
Breaking bad habits
Time management and organisation.
Programmes for each student are bespoke, covering the areas they wish to focus on.
If coaching sounds like something that would be of benefit, the first step is for the client and I to meet virtually for a free 25-minute introductory call to see if coaching is right. With teens this call is often with parents rather than child – I understand how important it is that you are comfortable with coaching and myself as a coach for your child.
In the first session we will get to know each other and get a feel for what areas the coachee would like to work on.
The next session will be about setting goals in a specific area, for example focus and motivation or confidence building, then putting in place a programme working towards that goal. If other issues or blocks come up along the way – which is very common – we work on solutions to get round the block, or switch direction to better reflect the client’s needs.
Sessions are generally solution focused with a plan in mind, and as a result, coaching is normally time-limited, generally 6-12 sessions, ie half a term or a term. Sessions are normally booked in blocks of three or six.
Sessions are ideally 35-40 mins in length, though for older, emotionally mature clients they can be longer, and for younger clients with short attention spans or those with attention deficit disorders they can be as short as 25 minutes.
Sessions are £50 each with a minimum of three sessions (not including the free confirmation call or meeting). This cost includes wraparound care, ie planning sessions in advance and following up with clients, supporting them to practice their tools and helping them ‘stick to the plan’.
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