Discover the transformational power of Parent Coaching
Information is powerful, but personalized coaching and support ensure long-term success. I believe that you are already doing the best you can and that you are and always will be the best bet for your child.
My coaching will focus on helping you root into your intuition, find your answers, connect deeply with your children and uncover even better ways of being with your family and yourself.
Find out what coaching can do for you.
- Discuss your parenting issues in a safe, nurturing and confidential space
- Process and explore your current challenges
- Become empowered to develop strategies to overcome the challenges and gain confidence in your role as a parent
- Be more aware of the effect of your mindset and thoughts, see how they may be negatively impacting you and your parenting and learn how to harness the power of your thoughts and intentions
- Be accountable to a coach to help you achieve the changes you want to make.
I will share invaluable resources with you as part of our coaching. My partnership with Great Parenting Simplified brings additional benefits for you as you will have access to informational videos, expert interviews and reading material. I’m also resourced to provide you with invaluable deep ‘listening partnership’ sessions with other parents from my parent community.
Change is a process and it is definitely a marathon not a sprint, simple small steps forward can be incredibly powerful. I see a key part of my role in your marathon is to help you to keep up the momentum and be accountable for making the changes that you want.
Parents report that they leave my sessions feeling heard, validated, understood and empowered to move forward.
We will initially meet for a free 30 minute consultation so we can meet each other and I can answer any questions you may have.
If you decide to proceed with coaching then we will begin our journey together with a 60 minute 'Insight’ Session to help identify your priorities for change and set goals for our work together.
You can choose to book from the following options:
- Option A: Single 60 minute personalised coaching sessions.
- Option B: A block of either six or twelve personalised 60 minute sessions.
- Option C: A block of either six or twelve 60 minute sessions following the structure of The Great Parenting Simplified 5 step parenting program.
The Great Parenting Simplified 5 Step Program
The Great Parenting Simplified 5 step program has been developed by my mentor and founder of Great Parenting Simplified, the parenting expert, Jacqueline Green.
The program is called Great Parenting Simplified because the work of sifting through information has been done for you. We’ve taken proven science along with reliable techniques and condensed them down to a few basic and coherent steps. This means less of your time is spent sifting through information, and more on applying the principles and enjoying your precious family.
The steps incorporate evidence based information from the latest child developmental psychology.
I send you videos and information each week to discuss during our coaching sessions. As you work through the steps I remain connected with you in between sessions via email to ensure you are fully supported.
The 5 steps are represented in the image below.I am very conscious of information overload and don’t believe it is effective to give you more ‘parenting tools’ without exploring the barriers that may prevent you from implementing them effectively, that is why Mindset is always the first step in the program.Step 3, Alignment, refers to Attachment and the Invisible Thread which I see as the foundation of the family, without which the family relationships remain on an unstable footing.
What you put your intention and attention on grows! The program is designed to be covered over a block of 12 coaching sessions.By choosing to commit to 12 coaching sessions you will become more immersed in the invaluable material of the 5 steps and it will give us more time to deep dive into the mindset work, both of which will optimise your life giving you a fantastic return on your investment.
If you wish to choose the block of 6 coaching sessions,we can still cover part of the program however we will not have sufficient time to effectively cover all 5 steps. In this scenario we will only cover 3 steps, Steps 3-5.
Anxiety in Children
I am offering tailored support to parents whose children are experiencing anxiety.
I understand how incredibly hard it is for parents who are experiencing this, how hard it is to see your child suffer and how helpless it can leave you feeling. Caring for a loved one with anxiety, whatever the age, can also be isolating and can lead to depression; untreated anxiety can also lead to depression in that individual.
This is why I have completed training on how to help parents get unstuck and move children and teens forward from their anxiety.
The statistics are clear that children are struggling and support for families is often not available or quick or effective enough to stop the anxiety cycle becoming more life limiting.
Mental Health Foundation statistics show:
- 20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year.
- 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
- 10% of children and young people (aged 5 to 16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.
As well as individual sessions with parents I also offer an Anxiety Coaching Program.
The Anxiety Coaching Program is designed to be covered over a block of 12 coaching sessions. By choosing to commit to 12 coaching sessions you will become more immersed in the invaluable material and more likely to make sustainable, effective change.
If your child is between 12 and 18 years old there is the option for me to also work directly with them as part of this program.
- The program is designed to be easily accessible and manageable for parents and children (where involved), it is a step by step approach going at a pace that is led by you.
- The content of the program is based on the groundbreaking work of Lynn Lyons, America’s leading psychotherapist on anxiety disorders in children and teens.
- Each week, participants receive an hour’s coaching and receive recommended reading materials and tailored homework for their unique family
- In some situations, a listening partnership may also be arranged for the parent/s
- My support is available through various channels in between the sessions, ensuring that you are never left feeling stuck or overwhelmed on their own.
Not Fine in School was created as a resource for the growing numbers of families with children experiencing school attendance barriers.
These barriers often relate to unmet Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (diagnosed or suspected), physical or mental illness, bullying & assault, trauma, excessive academic pressure, overly strict behaviour policies, a missing sense of belonging, and an irrelevant curriculum
School attendance barriers are poorly understood, incorrectly managed, & are compounded by current challenges within education, health & local government systems. This problematic response often has severe consequences for both child and family.
At the heart of Not Fine in School there is a Facebook support group with a membership of 37,000+ parents, carers & other family members. This offers a space for shared lived experience and peer empowerment.
The website offers fantastic free resources for children and parents of children who are currently ‘not fine in school’ including some great videos which help with understanding of how anxiety works in our bodies.
The Work of Byron Katie
Every time you do The Work,you are becoming enlightened to who and what you are, the true nature of being. To question what you believe is an amazing gift to give yourself, and you can have it all the days of your life. The answers are always inside you, just waiting to be heard
- Byron Katie
I’ve been practising and facilitating The Work of Byron Katie for a few years now.
The Work has brought me more sanity, more clarity and more realisations than anything I’ve ever done in my life. It has also brought me closer to having unconditional love and acceptance for others both in my home and work life.
The Work of Byron Katie is what has kept me incredibly sane as a parent. Being able to see and track my thoughts. To realise that my children are not the cause of my stress but my thinking about my children is the cause of my stress has enabled me to loosen the shackles of habits and patterns of action and reaction between us.
I’m not a perfect parent, not by any stretch of the imagination, but I am a happier one when I am doing The Work than when I’m not.
I offer you the opportunity to be facilitated in The Work in our coaching sessions and we dive into this more in Step 1 of the 5 step parent program.
Many clients find doing The Work incredibly helpful in reducing their stress and their reactivity as well as deepening their connection with their children and/or other family members.
If you want to find out more about The Work of Byron Katie you can visit these websites which have a number of free resources including the worksheets, videos and podcasts.TheWork.com TheArtofBeingHuman.com
Find your answers here.
What is parent coaching?
The following definition can be helpful in understanding the role of a parent coach:
Parent coaching is useful for any parent, step-parent, or caregiver who needs support to navigate their child’s individual mental health and/or developmental needs.
It can occur in-person or online, including one or both parents (separately or together). In some cases, the coach can connect parents with support groups or resources for longer term assistance.
In general, parent coaching carries an implicit larger goal of re-establishing positive family relationships achieved through the application of smaller goals like improving communication, providing education on child developmental psychology, improving self-reflection and self-care, fostering confidence and self-efficacy and developing solution-focused thinking.
Ultimately, coaching is about self-empowerment through self-awareness, self-management and increased self-efficacy. It is always a collaborative process with client and coach as equals and explicitly draws on the clients’ innate strengths and resources.
Parent coaching can be effective for parents of children at any age from 1-18.
See my ‘coaching’ page for more information about how I coach.
What is the difference between coaching and counselling or therapy?
Coaching is about change and action. The core purpose of coaching is to increase self-awareness, to make choices explicit, and to close the gap between potential and how things are currently. While counselling is reparative in nature, coaching has a developmental focus.
We look at how the ‘there and then’ may be impacting on the ‘here and now’, but coaching is not primarily focused on understanding the past or overcoming traumatic events.
When families are dealing with systemic issues it is important to also seek an appropriate therapeutic approach such as family systems therapy. Similarly, if couples are having issues navigating their marriage or parallel parenting, it is important that they seek a family mediator or couples counsellor depending on their goals.
My child has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, will parent coaching still be suitable for me?
Parent Coaching will be invaluable if your child is neurodiverse. Depending on the diagnosis given to your child I will bring an informed approach to our coaching sessions. My coaching will be modified depending on your needs and the needs of the child/children.
I am trained to apply coaching techniques in an effective way based on the challenges parents are facing at the time.I hold experience working with and supporting families whose children have received a diagnosis. I will provide you with support in understanding your child’s communication, cognitive, sensory, and relationship needs.
Do you guarantee that parent coaching will make a difference and how many sessions should I have?
Parent Coaching has been invaluable for my clients however I cannot guarantee or promise the success of the coaching within a certain number of sessions or a specific time frame.
The level of support and number of sessions you will need is variable depending on several factors including, but not limited to:
- The challenges you are facing
- Coach and parent schedules and learning styles
- Frequency/intensity of the challenges you are facing
- The length of time you have been facing these challenges
- Your ability to implement the steps we identify together that will help you
I want to see you succeed but change is a process so the more sessions you have the more likely your chances of achieving your goals. I will work to empower you with the skills you need to achieve your goals.
Obtaining regular client feedback is a very important part of coaching. Should you feel unhappy with the coaching for any reason I will work with you to try and address your concerns and if necessary, help you to find an alternative coach.
The need for client feedback and the complaint process is outlined further in the client contract that you will need to sign before our coaching journey begins.
How do you require payment to be made?
When you book a coaching session with me you will be sent an invoice for the session or block of sessions you have booked including details of how to make payment via BACS or Paypal.
Prepayment is required to reserve your preferred appointment times. When booking a block of sessions you will have the option to pay in instalments, details will be given in the invoice.
Still have questions?
If you have any other questions,please get in touch!