I work with people looking to make a deeper connection, to themselves and the world, by becoming more of who they already are. Most of my clients want a variation on a theme when it comes to results from coaching; they want to feel better about themselves, to trust themselves more, to make decisions that will lead to greater sense of ease and fulfilment in their lives.
And they get it. They reach a point where they report that they just 'feel better'. And they leave coaching with mindsets, tools and habits that will support a life's work towards feeling incrementally better over time. A real investment in self.
Although I was initially sceptical about how much the coaching would help me,
I can say with absolute confidence that Teresa has changed my life.
Sara, Stoke on Trent.
I specialise in helping you develop your relationship with yourself...
Including issues related to
self-esteem, self-worth, shame, self-confidence, over-thinking.
and developing your relationship with the world.
Including issues related to anxiety, overwhelm, resilience
and effective communication.
Is coaching for me?
Great question! If you’re asking yourself this question the chances are yes, coaching is for you. It’s a bit like working out that you have an itch – but you’re not sure what’s gonna be the best scratch for that itch. (Well, maybe it’s not exactly like that, but you get my drift.) If you’ve worked out that there’s some discontent in your life, some frustration or blocks or limitations, and if you really feel yourself yearning for more ease, freedom, comfort or POTENCY then it may be that coaching is JUST what the doctor ordered. To know for sure, let’s have a chat.
Are you the right coach for me?
Another fantastic question! Thanks for asking. Coaching is a really broad church. There are countless different styles and approaches and it’s important you find the right coach for you. I am a coach who works in a semi-structured way. At the start of your journey, we'll work together to get clear on your outcomes from coaching, crystallising the change you want to see and establishing how you'll know when you've got there. From that point onwards we''ll work pretty instinctively, trusting that whatever you want to bring in each session is JUST what you need to bring. It's my job to keep your overall vision in mind, whilst allowing you the space to discover all the threads that will contribute to your overall transformation.
And, to be completely transparent, I should warn you; coaching can be fun.Personal development doesn't have to be worthy and serious. Sometimes your brain will thank you for a laugh (just as it might thank you a cry). All is welcome, as we both adopt a spirit of compassionate curiosity for what emerges.
What happens in a session?
At the start of each session, I will ask you what you most want to explore today. You set the agenda each time we meet. In any session, you will do most of the talking; I will be listening closely and asking questions to help prompt or deepen your thinking. There may be times I suggest an activity or exercise for you to do in the session; I would only want you to participate if you felt comfortable doing so. At the end of the session, we will discuss whether or not there is anything you want to do in between sessions to deepen the work you have completed in session – optional homework helps you to get the most out of your investment of time and money in the coaching.
How long will it take?
How long is that piece of string?! Honestly, it depends on you – what you’re working on, how deep you want to go and when you’ll feel that you’ve got what you needed. But I appreciate that people often want a little more certainty than that, so I can tell you what’s typical. I always have a free chemistry session with clients to work out what you're seeking from coaching and to see if I’m a good fit for you. At that stage, I’ll suggest an initial timeframe for us to work towards – typically around 12 sessions. This is our initial agreement, or 'contract'. We’ll build in regular review points to check how it’s going. If you feel you need more time, or you unearth another layer of stuff you want to dig into, we’ll re-contract – which simply means agreeing another chunk of sessions and another set of review points. For me, it’s really important that the client owns the schedule – it’s not for me to tell you when you’ll be ‘done’ and that’s why I don’t offer a ‘one size fits all’ fixed programme of sessions.
How often will I need to see you?
Clients typically see me fortnightly initially, and then scaling back to monthly for on-going support. You’ll need enough time in between sessions to process and live what we’ve discussed in order that you come back to each session with more data for us to work on together.
Where do you work?
All of my sessions, including the initial chemistry session, are delivered online using a video conferencing platform called Zoom so wherever you are, I can be there too. Thanks technology!
Who do you work with?
I work with a wide range of incredible and inspiring clients. Many of these are entrepreneurs, freelancers or self-employed superstars seeking to make their mark on the world. I work with creatives, seeking to balance their craft with the need to earn in line with their expenditure. I work with caring professionals, often overwhelmed as they habitually put the needs of others before their own. And I work with compassionate leaders, seeking to positively impact the lives of those they work with.
I’m interested – what happens next?
Drop me a line with your details and let's arrange to have an open, no-pressure chat. Simple!