Life coaching anytime, anywhere, to suit your schedule.
How many sessions do I need?
It depends on each person. Some people get powerful change and transformation in a single session, while others benefit and prefer regular sessions over weeks or months. Techniques can alter and powerfully change the structure of the mind in very little time, but some people want to make deep or widespread change to their lives, that might require support or accountability.
Overall, we respond to the needs of our clients, and support you with as few or as many sessions as you like.
Are your services covered by insurance, WINZ or ACC?
Not currently, but many clients break-down the cost of coaching over numerous regular payments, to make it affordable. We may have funding for business coaching in the near future.
What's the difference between a life coach and a counsellor?
Counsellors are trained to talk, and listen. Life coaches have more of a practical, action-oriented approach. Rather than talking about problems over and over, a life coach can help set you up with a road map between where you are, and where you want to go. It's great for people who don't want to spend years and years seeing someone, but just want a path forward.
What is neurolinguistic programming (NLP)?
NLP is a form of therapy that was developed in the 1970's that borrowed concepts from psychology, family therapy, linguistics, neuroscience, hypnotherapy, and indigenous concepts of mental health. The basic premise is that the brain is like a computer, and while each person has identical hardware, the software programmes (e..g. anxiety, confidence, anxiousness, anger) can be edited or deleted (released).
Is NLP pseudoscience?
No, there has been a steady increase in controlled, peer-reviewed studies published on NLP over the years, with some exciting results. Check out our scientific research section for details!
Do you work with children and teenagers?
Absolutely, especially as David has a long career history as a teacher. However, over the years we have found that when teenagers and children are "made" to attend sessions, the results are limited. So now we always request the parents to come for a session first, to get a clear perspective on what the issues are, and to support parents with clarity, connection and communication skills. After that, we we get the kids in for a single session to have a chat.
Do you work with businesses and corporations?
Yes, we have worked with different businesses and corporations over the years, but compared to other business coaches, our approach is different. We are not here to teach you about business strategies, but focus on the human aspect of the business. Because most business owners, CEO's and employees know what they are supposed to do, but are blocked with difficulties in communication, interpersonal skills, and overall EQ regarding confidence, self-care, anxiety, fear, and empathy.