I work with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, but the key element for coaching to be as beneficial to you as possible is that you’re 100% committed to wanting to make the changes necessary to move forward in your life.
Coaching is all about evaluating the present and working out where you want to go in the future, whilst looking back from time to time to acknowledge how certain experiences in the past have shaped you into the person you are today. Although we may briefly touch upon it, the deep past is not an area where we will focus and our time we will not be spent exploring this.
If you’re currently seeing a counsellor, therapist, or other mental health professional, I strongly suggest continuing your work through with that specialist first, prior to coming to coaching. Counselling and therapy focuses predominantly on the past to help resolve short or long term underlying issues and deep healing, and it’s best you complete this journey before then shifting your attention onto the future, which coaching requires you to do.