Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions?

You can book a single session. If you want another that is fine.

There is a lot of benefit in having at least two sessions in order to unpack problems and learn new skills.

Many people find that fours sessions is sufficent to go on. It is up to you how many sessions you want.

How long is a session?

Relationship Coaching sessions are one hour long. This hour includes initial setup discussion.

    Where do we meet?

    You can meet for coaching online via Zoom. This means you can meet anywhere, at a time that is convenient to you, with zero travel time.

    You need access to internet with a webcam on your device.

    I’ll email you an invitation before the session. Zoom Conference rooms make it easy for you to accept my invitation.  You’ll enter a confidential video session with a tap of a button.

    How much does a session cost ?

    See pricing on my pricing page.

    Pay by internet banking to confirm your appointment 03-1395-0350279-001.


    Please provide 48 hours notice if you need to cancel or rescheduled an appointment.

    Counselling referrals

    I do not diagnose or treat psychopathology or mental illness. I can refer you to a counsellor if psychopathology or mental illness presents during the coaching session. My wife, Jenny, is a relationship counsellor. We have been married for over 33 years. Jenny takes clients with these issues. 

    How do I pay you?

    I accept payment via internet banking


    Coaching and Counselling

     Grant and Green (2018) explain the differences: “A key difference between coaching and counselling relates to the goals or aims of the relationship. The coach aims to help the coachee identify personally valued goals or outcomes, and then supports them in working towards those goals. The counsellor’s aims are more focused on resolving emotional, psychological and relationship issues, alleviating distress and dealing with problems such as bereavement and divorce (Cavanagh & Buckley, 2014).
    A coach may work with a coachee who is anxious, depressed or having relationship difficulties, but the aim of the coaching is not about directly addressing such issues; that is the role of the counsellor or psychotherapist. The aim of the coach is to help the coachee set and strive towards specified goals. Where issues of depression, anxiety or other aspects of psychopathology arise or are inhibiting the
    coaching process, the role of the coach is to then refer the coachee to a suitable mental health professional (Cavanagh & Buckley, 2014).
    In our experience it is a mistake, even for a qualified counsellor who has a coaching practice, to turn a coaching relationship with a coachee
    into a therapeutic relationship if and when therapy needs emerge during coaching. Referral to another mental health professional is a
    far better way forward, because the nature of the coach–coachee relationship differs significantly from the counsellor–client relationship.
    However, depending on the counsellor’s dominant therapeutic theoretical framework, it may be possible to turn a counselling relationship into a successful coaching relationship. For example, an outcome-oriented solution-focused counselling approach may be more suitable for transition to a coaching approach than an in-depth psychodynamic approach.”

    Grant AM, Green RM. Developing clarity on the coaching-counselling conundrum: Implications for counsellors and psychotherapists. Couns Psychother Res.2018;18:347–355. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12188

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