Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Both therapy and coaching look at helping an individual to ‘unpack’ the behaviour patterns and beliefs that may be showing up across their daily lives. They also both seek to help and support an individual to move closer to optimum health and wellness. The difference lies predominantly in that a coach will work on a more peer-to-peer basis: helping a client to approach and work through hurdles if and when they appear in their day-to-day lives. While there may be opportunities to explore past experiences during sessions, a coaching session will focus more on encouraging the client to set goals that can help them move on in their recovery journey. Coaching sessions are also very much client-led. This means that a client gets to decide what they wish to discuss and work through during a session. A therapist will normally follow a specific medical model in their approach, and often there is usually an agenda attached to the way that they conduct the session. Sometimes there can be an imbalance or a power dynamic between therapist and client, which can influence the outcome of a session.

You are invited to set up an initial consultation with myself. This will give us an opportunity to discuss anything that you’d like to know and see whether coaching is the right healing modality for you. It will also give us an opportunity to connect on a more personal level so that we can both make an informed decision on whether we are a good fit to work together

Simply put, you don’t need to choose. Some clients make the decision to work with both a therapist and a coach at the same time, and others choose to only work with a single professional. You have the right to choose whether you see more than one professional at the same time. You will know what’s best for your own recovery.

You only need to share with me as much as you feel comfortable doing. Being trauma-trained means that I understand the importance of creating a safe relationship with each of my clients. Sometimes this safety will encourage an individual to open up more over time. Sometimes this doesn’t happen. You will never be forced to answer anything you don’t wish to talk about. Each session will be led by where you feel the need to go.

Just like other modalities of healing, how many coaching sessions you will need will depend on how much trauma you wish to unpack and work through; how much time and energy you are able to work on your recovery in-between sessions; and how many goals you would like to achieve whilst we are working together.
Trauma coaching is a daily commitment both inside and outside of the sessions we have together. The number of sessions you will need will be influenced by all of the above.

Investing in a long-term package is a great way of holding yourself accountable for your own healing. Lasting change will take more than a handful of sessions. So showing up for regular sessions is a great way of inspiring yourself to show up in other areas of your life. Long-term coaching can be an incredible resource for building a beautiful connection with yourself.

Your safety is paramount at all times, as is my own. I take this notion very seriously. If it is safe for the both of us, I will be more than willing to work with you, even if you are still in a relationship with a person you consider to be abusive. However, I will cease working with any client if it feels unsafe to continue. The client would be notified of my reasons and arrangements would then be made to support them on their next steps.

My role is not to tell you what to do. Neither am I here to cast judgement or incite shame. My role as a trauma specialist is to create a safe environment for you to process whatever is showing up for you in your day-to-day life. This may include discussing abusive behaviours and how they are impacting your wellbeing. You may request to learn more about the pathology of narcissism and how it may be showing up in your life. However, I am not here to make decisions for you. I am not here to ‘fix’ or ‘save’ you. Only you know what’s best for you. My role is simply to offer a consistent, supportive, non-judgemental and safe environment for you to explore whatever you need to in that moment.

My commitment to myself means that I have many practices and modalities in place to both protect my energy, and replenish it as well. I continue to work on building the resiliency of my nervous system so that I have the capacity to hold space for deep grief, anger and examples of emotional dysregulation. I schedule in time throughout each and every day to self-soothe and regulate myself so I am able to respond, as opposed to react, to intense displays of emotion that may come up during a session. I ensure that I schedule in time both before and after each session so that I can rest, recuperate and replenish myself between clients.

I work face-to-face with clients, either at their homes, or in a setting local to where I live. I also host workshops and small retreats at various places across the world. Please check my breathwork page to see where my next appearances will be. I am also willing to travel to you, if you are looking to work with me over the space of multiple months. My travel costs and all financial arrangements would need to be paid for up-front, and agreements made and understood before I commit. Please email me if this is something you are interested in.

Breathwork is a highly transformative and very powerful tool for healing. It can often bring up very strong emotional and physiological responses during a session. It is paramount that I am physically present in the room to be able to support and guide a person through these intense experiences. It is also essential that I remain with a client until I am sure that they are safe to leave the space. This is something that I cannot guarantee when working online. Therefore, I will only work with clients in a container where I am physically present with them throughout.

Just like with any healing modality, long-term success usually comes about through commitment and surrender. Sometimes it takes a number of sessions for the body to remove the barriers it has in place so that you can begin to go deeper into yourself. While you may be successful within a single session, most people gain more from committing themselves to multiple experiences. Ten sessions will give you the opportunity to explore your internal landscape better and will most likely lead to a much more expansive outcome.

Please email me or fill out the contact form on my website, if you would like to discuss any future work placements with me. I am flexible to travel anywhere in the world and I am open to any potential short and long-term projects that may be available.

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