Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

What is coaching and how can it help me?

Coaching is quite different to other types of therapies, like psychotherapy, counselling or psychology, because it looks at where you are now and where you want to go.  Things that have happened in our past and our current circumstances make us who we are today, and mould the behaviours and habits that we carry with us. It is our thoughts and beliefs around these behaviours that can lead us to habits that are unhealthy or not adding to our lives.  In coaching, we look at how you see those events, beliefs and thoughts and reframe them so that you are able to leave them in the past and move into the future with behaviours and habits that you choose.

Will I get practical help or just lots of talk?

Coaching is a safe space for you to talk as much or as little as you like.  What you bring to each session and the amount of work you are prepared to do on yourself will determine the results you achieve.  It's like most things, you need to put in the hard yards to see good returns, but I will be there to lead you every step of the way.  As we work through your beliefs and thoughts, particularly in relation to alcohol, you will be given practical, common-sense tips and tactics that you can implement straight away.

Everyone seems to know me - is coaching confidential?

Absolutely.  One-on-one personal coaching is just that - totally confidential and anything you say will be treated with utmost confidentiality, unless you choose to share your story with others.  There is one caveat here though - if you are at risk of self-harm, or pose a risk to others, then I will do what I am required to do under Australian law, for your own safety and those you love.

I'm not sure I want to give up alcohol completely.  Can you still help me cut down?

How you want alcohol to show up in your life is up to you.   You may not even know yet where you are at right now and just want to explore some options. You may want to cut down, only drink on special occasions, or give up completely.  Wherever you are at, we will work together so you know what your options are, and we will put a plan together that is custom-made just for you.  I'll be with you every step of the way and if you change your mind down the track, that's okay too.