Frequently Asked Questions
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required varies greatly from person to person, depending on the context. Some people will have six sessions and decide they have reached a point at which they no longer require coaching. Others will continue to work with their coach year upon year, and see their regular coaching sessions as the equivalent of going to the gym, for their mind. Some will dip in and out again, as and when something comes up. Ultimately it depends on the type of coaching and the context. Helen will complete a review at the start and end of each session to ensure that the process continues to be useful and valuable.
What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
Life coaching sessions are generally focussed on current behaviours and thought patterns, with a future/ results focus. Life coaching is most suited to people who are functioning day-to-day and would like to push themselves/ push forward/ achieve more. Therapy may involve looking back to past events or to your childhood. Therapy is most suited to people who are a struggling to function in their day-to-day lives, due to mental illness, mental condition, trauma or bereavement.
Helen is not a Clinical Psychologist and is not trained to treat medical conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, or clinical depression. As with many things in life, it is widely believed that anxiety and depression sit on a spectrum, so these conditions may be discussed and addressed within a coaching relationship if they sit at the ‘manageable’ end of the spectrum. If Helen feels the conversation is moving in to an area beyond her specialism, she will suggest that the individual speak to their GP and seek clinical guidance from a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.
How much will it cost?
The total amount will depend on how many sessions you have. Please see fees page for more information.