Do you coach women, or do you only coach men?
Most counsellors and coaches attend to both men and women. I specialise in counselling and coaching for men, the same way other counsellor and coaches specialise in attending women.
I am passionate about men’s mental health and suicide prevention. Human suffering affects everyone in one way or another; the difference is how people deal with it. Unfortunately, men for too long have been conditioned to shut down, ‘man up’ and deal with their problems in solitude. Counselling and coaching can help men learn emotional-regulation skills that can significantly improve their mental health.
Nevertheless, I offer my services to women when it comes to coaching for businesses (executive and workplace coaching).
What’s the difference between coaching and counselling?
Coaching is a process designed to help those who are committed to making changes in their lives. Coaching is present, future and action-oriented. Counselling is for those who want to process events that happened in their childhood and past. Counselling is more explorative and slow-paced compared to coaching.
How can I know if I need coaching or counselling?
After our first session, I will be able to recommend one or the other if you are not sure which one would benefit you the most.
Can I receive both coaching and counselling at the same time?
Yes, sometimes to achieve our desired goals, we need to address and come to terms with our past. Of five sessions, three, for example, can be dedicated to counselling, addressing unresolved past issues, and two can be of coaching focused on designing the future you want and the actions you need to take.
Do you coach clients of any age?
I coach and provide counselling to adults (18+), and I don’t limit the age of clients I coach. Most of my clients are between their 30s and 40s.
Do you offer free discovery calls or sessions?
No. Time is the most valuable resource available to us, and we all need to spend it in the most energising ways. I invest mental energy in my clients and the commitment to at least one session is needed from you to receive that attention.
I spent considerable time creating detailed descriptions of my services, answering most if not all, possible questions that might arise in someone’s mind about the process. Trust your intuition; if by reading my content and watching my videos, you feel like we would be a good client-coach match, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
After the first session, why do I need to book a minimum of five sessions?
Change happens over time, not overnight; it’s a process. I found that a minimum of five sessions is needed to establish a therapeutic alliance and produce lasting results in your life.
What are your fees?
Please refer to my fees page here.
Is coaching and/or counselling tax-deductible?
Yes, for some, it is. Talk to your accountant or employer to find out if you are eligible.
How can I participate in one of your workshops?
Please check at the workshop page here to see the next workshops available. I also offer smaller workshops and group coaching sessions for selected clients. If you would like to receive more information, please fill the expression of interest form on the workshop page.
What are your qualifications?
Please refer to my About page here
Is everything I say during the session is confidential?
As a general rule, yes, everything you say will stay between us. However, by law, I am obligated to disclose if, for example, you present an imminent risk of harm to yourself or others. Within the contract, that you will be sent to sign before the commencement of our first session, there is a section that includes the legal limitations of confidentiality.
Can you coach multiple people at the same time?
Yes, that is referred to as group coaching. During some of my workshops for individuals and engagements with businesses, I will be coaching multiple people simultaneously. I also offer tailored solutions if you would like me to coach you and your friend or business partner at the same time. This can be helpful in cases such as conflict mediation and resolution.
Can you diagnose depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses?
No, I can’t make an official diagnosis. However, I have been trained to recognise different mental health issues. For instance, when studying mental health policy and practice, I have been trained to use the depression, anxiety and stress scale (DASS-21), an assessment used by counsellors, GPs and other health practitioners. If I suspect that you might need the support of other professionals for a diagnosis, I will communicate it to you.
Can someone struggling with mental illness receive coaching?
Coaching or counselling does not replace psychotherapy or psychiatric care. If you were diagnosed with a bipolar affective disorder, for example, you can still receive coaching as long as you are receiving additional support to manage the disorder effectively. A certain level of mental health is needed for coaching; my counselling services might be more appropriate if you want to address mild anxiety and depression.
Where are your coaching and counselling sessions held?
Sessions are held at my office space in Sydney, online, or at your office if it’s located in the CBD. Please note that if you would like me to visit your office, extra travel fees apply.