Why consider coaching?
As parents we constantly worry about our children and teenagers; wondering if they are happy, are they doing well in school, do they have a good network of peers supporting them, are they making good choices – The list is endless.
Coaching does not stand in as a parent, teacher or friend; it is through offering impartial and trustworthy support, without any demands or judgements, that young people have the opportunity to vent freely and discuss areas of interest within a confidential environment. Areas of discussion may include family life, friends, sexual issues, school, expectations, planning their future or anything else that may be on their mind. Some young people may need more input throughout their journey, others may only need assistance in identifying their focus and make meaningful goals.
Making Connections offers:
What to expect from a session
Importantly, parents and the young person should discuss if coaching would be a good fit for them. If you all agree, you should arrange a Connection Session. It is very important that everyone feels comfortable before any sessions can commence.
After attending an initial 30 minute Connection Session, we will commence a series of sessions. Each coaching session will last between approximately 40 minutes.
During a coaching session, I will ask a selection of questions to get an idea of how I can be of support. I will establish attitudes, beliefs and value systems and in together we will work out what actions could be taken. Generally, coaching sessions last for about 6 sessions, where goals are set between session. We may meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on need. A 10 minute telephone call can be arranged between sessions if needed. Additional sessions may be beneficial.