We all need someone to talk to who is non-judgemental, listening, and honest in their responses. If you are in a senior position in your organisation or own your organisation, there are very few people you can speak to who will only focus on you.
When you talk to family members, they can only grasp a certain amount and generally want you to detach from work when you are at home. If you talk to a business associate, they will often end up talking about themselves. This can leave you feeling frustrated. Working with me gives you the space to focus on you, your organisation and the challenges and ideas you have for growth and development and assist you to implement changes and develop your vision for the future.
During my years as a couple counsellor, I have worked with countless couples and helped them to reconnect. I have also helped individual clients to resolve issues from the past using an integrative approach to counselling which mean my training has covered different models of counselling.
Quite often whilst working with people who owned their own company, family business or in positions such as managing director, CEO, and senior management, they would often find that when the counselling part of the work was complete and resolved the process naturally took us to further work in personal development, coaching and sometimes consultancy.
I could feel that the 20 years I had spent in corporate companies prior to counselling, and building my own business, has enabled me to go beyond just counselling.
Sometimes clients presented for counselling and what they needed from me was a coaching approach. Conversely, I found clients presented for coaching and so needed counselling first to resolve the issues from the past that were holding them back to allow them to truly embrace the wonder of coaching.