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I need a personal life coach
FINDING YOUR LIFE COACH
The easiest way to find a coach is to contact us. We will arrange for a coach to contact you. If you have particular concerns or needs, please tell us, so we will be able to chose the right coach for you. We are normally able to come to you in your own home, or if that is not suitable, arrange to meet with you at a local therapy centre.
Once you are in contact with your coach they will normally give you a fixed price for the first session. Once you have met and the coach has made an assessment of your needs, you will then be given a fixed price for the agreed number of sessions required to meet goals or milestones on the road to meeting your goals.
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CODE OF ETHICS
Coaches who register with us are required to comply with our Code of Ethics. You will see that unlike many coaching organisations, our Code of Ethics makes allowance for your coach to have further qualifications and skills, possibly in counselling, mentoring or therapy, and permit them to use them to help you. Our Code of Ethics does not bind them to a particular organisation or qualification route, as we believe that Professional Coaches need to be allowed to develop and grow to meet all of their client’s needs.
Coaches who register with us are required to provide evidence of their coaching training, plus provide formal details of the additional qualifications and skills they may use with their clients. They will also be required to carry professional indemnity insurance for all of the services they offer.
Qualifications are very important as almost anybody can call themselves a coach or mentor and start up in business. Many of the current accredited coaching qualifications are no higher than ‘A’ level or NVQ/VRQ level 3. Of course this does not have a direct relationship to the abilities of the coach or mentor, but it does give you a guide to their knowledge and potential abilities.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROFESSIONAL
Many coaches will also have counselling, mentoring and therapy qualifications, which add value to they way they can work with you. This means if you have a known issue that you would like help with, you should ask a coach if they have additional qualifications and skills outside of basic coaching that would help them manage your issue(s) more effectively.
If you are unsure what the difference between a coach, mentor, counsellor or therapist is, click here.
Testimonials do give you an idea as to the coach’s abilities, but remember these are almost always hand picked and edited to show them in the best light, so cannot always be relied upon.
Personal recommendation is still the best way to choose a coach, but always be careful to check that they have professional indemnity insurance. Most insurance companies will be very diligent in ensuring that the people they insure are qualified and what they say they are.
Looking for a Personal Coach?
If you have a specific personal issue you need help with you could contact one of our specialist associate therapists.