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Coaching by phone and Skype


I offer coaching by phone as well as face to face, and many clients prefer the convenience of working in this way. For some it suits a pressured lifestyle, for others, because of location, mobility or other reasons, it offers an effective and convenient way of accessing the help you need.

Coaching by phone is not a poor alternative to face to work, it's simply delivered in a different way. While this way of working may not suit everyone, my experience is that it can be every bit as effective, as well as having the benefit of convenience. 

How does it work?

I offer coaching by phone using the same approach as I use working in person. We can either use a standard landline or Skype. If you are not familiar with Skype, it’s a software application that allows users to make secure voice calls over the internet, and also supports video conferencing using a webcam. Calls to other Skype users  are free. You can find out more about Skype, including how to download it for free, under The practicals.

What you can expect

I offer an initial session free of charge. This is the opportunity for me to find out more about you and what you are hoping to get from coaching, and for you to find out more about me and how I work, and to judge whether you would feel comfortable working with me using telephone as a medium.

If we decide to work together then we develop a programme that suits your needs. The length and frequency of sessions depends on what you are hoping to achieve. Sessions normally last between 45 and 90 minutes. 

Unlike therapy, where weekly sessions are often the norm, coaching usually involves less frequent sessions over a longer timescale - typically one or two sessions a month over a few months. This enables you to  integrate, review and refine the learning from our sessions into your wider life.

Regular review of your progress, and how well we are working together, ensures that you keep 'on track' in terms of your goals, and that we can adjust the programme if the need arises. 

You can read more about my approach and the principles which inform it in the section My approach

Ensuring your privacy

Whether we speak by landline or via Skype it’s important that you have access to a private and comfortable place that you can use to speak, and ensure as far as possible that you won’t be interrupted for the duration of our session.


To arrange an initial appointment, or simply find out more details, please either call me on 07914 843855, or use the contact form here


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