What is coaching?

Coaching sessions involve meaningful conversations to understand where you are now, where you want to be, and how we are going to bridge that gap.

Coaching is a process that focuses on the here and now and can sometimes delve into past patterns and blocks.

It involves interactive sessions that help deepen self-awareness, understanding and build a stronger relationship with oneself, and facilitates personal growth, empowerment, and goal achievement.

How is coaching different to therapy?

Coaching has many crossovers with therapy & counselling, but when coaching, we focus on the right here, right now and create intentional effort to help you lead the life you are in love with, rather than the life you tolerate.

While counselling and psychotherapy focuses on addressing emotional and psychological issues, as well as treating mental health conditions, coaching is more centred on assisting individuals in achieving specific goals, enhancing performance, and acquiring new skills to overcome challenges.

Coaching typically adopts a more structured and solution-focused approach, where the coach collaborates with the client to define clear goals and create an action plan. Techniques like powerful questioning, feedback, support, and accountability are employed to aid clients in reaching their desired outcomes.

Is coaching right for me?

Coaching wouldn’t be right for those seeking to explore deep historical trauma or experiencing significant mental distress. However, it can be beneficial for those feeling stuck, uncertain, or lost, who want to explore specific aspects of their life.

Coaching is best suited for individuals who are open-minded, curious, and eager to learn and grow. It works well for those who have a clear understanding of what they want to work on and what changes they desire.

How many sessions will I need?

It’s difficult to say, but typically, coaching may start with up to six sessions. However, some individuals find that one session is sufficient for their current needs.

How often are the sessions?

Initially, meeting every one or two weeks is common, as it allows sufficient time to process and apply the insights from the sessions. For some, transitioning to monthly sessions can be beneficial for ongoing reflection on progress and to maintain accountability and support.

What areas and kinds of people do coaches work with?

Coaches can work in various areas depending on their clients’ needs and goals, such as confidence building, parenting, life after divorce, relationships, career development, friendships, and health, among others.

Skilled coaches can help clients clarify goals, identify obstacles, and devise actionable strategies to achieve desired outcomes. The coaching relationship’s quality is crucial, as a good relationship between the coach and client enhances motivation and commitment to positive changes. Coaching can help you get unstuck and move forward in a variety of areas.

What’s next?

If you’re interested in coaching, you can book a free 20 minute consultation on the contact page of this website or call to talk through your requirements and any questions you may have.

You can take your time to decide whether to proceed with coaching or explore other options. If you decide to move forward, we will then suggest the right coach for you, then you and your coach will schedule your first session.

How coaching can be delivered:

Coaching can be conducted online or face-to-face in Harrogate at The Harlow.

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    MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Member of British Menopause Society

    I am an experienced GP with a passion for delivering holistic and inclusive care to my patients. With a strong background in primary care, I have gained extensive knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical conditions.

    However, my passion extends beyond traditional medical practice. I have also developed skills in transformational wellbeing coaching, as I firmly believe that true health and happiness go beyond the physical realm. By incorporating a holistic approach to patient care, I strive to address the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of wellbeing.

    Therapeutic Coach MBACP
    Heather is passionate about supporting people to live their best lives. As a therapeutic coach, Heather works collaboratively with people navigating the challenges of childhood and adulthood. She believes that every person has the potential to thrive, and her goal is to help them tap into their own inner resources and reach their full potential. 
    Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

    MA, IINHealth Coach certification, 200 Hr Yoga Instructor. HCA Coaching Certification Level 5.

    Full UKIHCA Member

    Anna is a Health Coach. She specializes in hormonal, and particularly thyroid issues. She believes that everyone is the expert about their own health and wellbeing and they just need to be provided with the right toolkit to get them to practice and effortlessly live what they already know. She has written a book on the topic “The doctor won’t see you now; 50 ways to own and shape your wellbeing”.

    She has led wellness retreats in Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.

    More about how she wants to help clients can be found at www.myhealthgardener.co.uk


    A qualified executive business coach, with an MA in Dramatherapy and a diploma in creative arts supervision, Carla has over 20 years’ experience working with individuals, leaders and teams in both the private and public sectors, alongside training and supervising coaches.

    Carla is committed to learning and development and has a proven track record of motivating and supporting people to achieve their goals, both personally and connected to the requirements of their business.


    Jane Keogh is a deeply intuitive and empathetic personal development coach having gone through her own person journey of trauma recovery.

    She helps people navigate stress & anxiety, emotional trauma (PTSD) and focussing on building true emotional resilience and wellbeing so that they can lead a happier more fulfilled life (in every aspect).

    She is an NLP master practitioner,  a core dynamics of human conditioning coach, a DiSC trainer (psychometric profiling) and a certified Havening Practitioner.  

    Coach and NLP Master Practitioner
    Gabby’s passion is to support individuals to make positive changes in their lives and to look forward; to be excited about their life ahead. By partnering with them to raise self awareness, identify strengths and make clear goals, clients gain clarity and focus.
    She believes that we are all born brilliant, and at all stages in life whether a teenager or a pensioner, we all need meaning and purpose.
    Personal Performance Coach

    Lorna supports ambitious mid-career professionals looking for step change.

    Working with Lorna results in aligned future focused strategic planning and action!

    Outcomes include enhanced clarity and decision making; boosted execution and performance; a sense of resetting, leading ultimately to greater fulfilment and sustainable happiness professionally and personally.

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