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Coaching services

COACHING AT THE CENTRE FOR COACHING

Whoever you are, whatever your age, whatever the situation or problem which you are facing, coaching may help you to focus on developing and achieving successful solutions. Coaching can enhance performance at work and facilitate the pursuit of excellence. Coaching can be undertaken in our offices or by telephone or skype/VSee. For more details, please contact our Director, Peter Ruddell.

INDIVIDUAL COACHING OR TRAINING PROGRAMMES
The Centre offers coaching based on the cognitive-behavioural approach. Also the Centre specialises in running training programmes for the individual trainee on the following topics:


  • Positive Approaches to Managing Pressure and Stress
  • Assertion and Communication Skills
  • Improving Self-acceptance
  • Challenging Performance Interfering Thoughts (PITS)
  • Enhancing Public Speaking
  • Coaching for performance
  • Coaching for excellence
  • Coaching for change and transition
  • Coaching for health and wellbeing


These training programmes are usually held at the Centre over a one-day period. However, shorter or regular sessions can also be arranged. One of the advantages of individual programmes is that the client and trainer or coach can focus solely on the relevant issues. The trainers are also experienced therapists.


APPROACHES TO COACHING ON OFFER

COGNITIVE & COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL COACHING
These coaching approaches combine the use of cognitive (thinking) and behavioural techniques to help coachee's to modify their performance interfering thinking (PITs) into performance enhancing thinking (PETs) and thereby changing their self-defeating behaviour, thinking, attitudes and beliefs.


SOLUTION FOCUSED COACHING
Solution focused coaching is an outcome-oriented, competence-based approach. Preferred outcomes are achieved by evoking and co-constructing solutions to problems.


MULTIMODAL COACHING
Multimodal coaching, is a technically eclectic and systematic approach. The approach is technically eclectic as it uses techniques taken from many different psychological theories and systems, although it does not necessarily adhere to the theories concerned. The techniques and interventions are applied systematically, based on data from coachee qualities, the coach's clinical skills and specific techniques. The approach focuses on seven key areas: Behaviours, Affect (emotion), Sensations, Images, Cognitions (thoughts), Interpersonal and Drugs/biology and the aide memoire BASIC I.D. arises from the first letter of each. The approach is ideal for health and wellbeing coaching.

PROBLEM FOCUSED/ SOLVING COACHING & TRAINING
Problem-focused or problem-solving coaching is a method of teaching or training coachees to identify current issues or problems in their lives and then to learn a series of steps in order to overcome them. The approach is double headed: first tackling the emotional aspects of a problem; second, once this has been achieved, dealing with its practical aspects. It is a cognitive-behavioural form of coaching or training.

RATIONAL COACHING/RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOUR COACHING
Rational emotive behaviour therapy developed by Dr Albert Ellis and adapted by Professor Stephen Palmer & Michael Neenan to the field of coaching, is a system of coaching which demonstrates how belief systems largely determine how we feel about and act towards situations, problems and life events in thier lives. It focuses on four types of thinking that largely cause stress: Rigid demands such as 'musts' and 'shoulds'; awfulizing such as, 'Life is really awful'; low frustration tolerance, e.g. 'I can't stand the pressure of work'; Damnation of self or others, e.g. 'As I failed my exam, I am a real failure as a person'.