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Frequently Asked Questions

About Coaching

Isn't coaching the same as counselling?


While there are similarities between coaching and counselling they are not the same. Counselling aims to help you to understand and process a situation, or to address a mental health problem, whereas coaching will help you to plan and enact practical change. Follow this link for a more detailed explanation. And here you will find many more coaching questions answered.




Isn't face to face coaching better than online coaching?


All Trevnee coaching takes place online*. There is no difference in efficacy between online and face to face. Much of what goes on in a coaching session is what happens internally for you, the coachee, so as long as you are not distracted and can give the session your full attention the benefits are the same. *some company coaching packages will take place face to face, but only once the situation with Covid-19 becomes clearer. I am being extra careful since a close family member is undergoing medical treatment that could be compromised by exposure to the virus. Personal life coaching will remain online.




How quickly can I see results with coaching?


This is a “depends” kind of a question. You will see immediate results (after one session) in terms of understanding how to achieve your goal, mindset change, insight and enthusiasm.

But the overall result depends on a number of things. First it depends on you and the work that you can put in. Second it depends on the scope of the goal you have set.

And finally, there is the stark reality that as with any learning or thinking process, change isn’t linear. Human brains are not neat machines. Procedural change is fairly easily achieved, but making it stick, ensuring that it is aligned to what you want, integrating that change into your life, getting your nearest and dearest on board, will be different for each individual.

If you put the work in results will happen. But you don’t always get to choose exactly when.




Is coaching worth the expense?


In short, yes, coaching is worth the expense. Coaching can make a profound difference to how you live your life. It can help you to become more satisfied and happier. It can deliver practical results like getting you into a career that you love or helping you through a difficult life change. It can affect change that can't be enumerated in financial terms, and change that can. Business coaching has been shown in several studies to improve goal attainment and deeper longer lasting learning. The question is whether the cost of this kind of change is something that you think is worth investing for you and the point you are at in your life. If it helps, you may want to think about it this way: many people spend many years chasing dreams that they don't make reality. They then ameliorate the frustration of not getting the life they want or need with things like holidays and material goods and food and booze. But none of these things get them closer to their dream. For the cost of a single holiday (give or take), coaching can make a life-changing difference. It's a definite investement in you. But it is also something that is expensive, so whether it is worth the expense depends on whether you can afford to pay for it.





Questions to ask yourself

Are you prepared to be open and vulnerable?


Coaching is not an exercise in full self-disclosure.

But you will be called upon to think deeply about your motivations and your wants.

This is not always comfortable. Initially change can be exhausting – intellectually, physically and emotionally, so it is important that you are prepared to embrace discomfort knowing that it is part of the process of attaining your goals.

I always advocate leaving a little time after a coaching session to do something nice for yourself, even if it’s just to sit with a cup of tea for a while. It gets easier over time, and the rewards are totally worth it.




Are you prepared to be challenged and to be exposed to new perspectives?


Coaching is often about looking at familiar problems from unfamiliar perspectives.

Henry Ford was pretty on the money when he said “If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got”.

I’m not much of a one for homilies, but trying what you’ve already tried which has previously failed won’t bring success. What you need is a change of perspective. And this requires openness, curiosity and not an incosiderabe amount of courage.




Do you have the energy and commitment to make change happen?


Change doesn’t have to happen all at once, and it doesn’t have to happen quickly. However, it does require time and effort.

It’s important to be realistic about how much focus and energy you can commit outside of coaching sessions to bring about the changes that you want to experience.




What attracts you to coaching (as opposed to mentoring, self-help, or therapy)?


This question is really asking whether you know what coaching offers as distinct from mentoring, self-help or therapy, and whether this is what you need.

If you are not sure, I’m happy to discuss that with you. The Trevnee website is also an excellent and comprehensive resource for learning more about what coaching can do for you. Start with this blog post





About Trevnee

Are you a qualified coach?


I am an accredited coach. My training was with Relational Dynamics 1st in 2008 accredited through Performance Coach Training (now Culture at Work) to the equivalent of ILM Level 7. I have undertaken several subsequent refreshers as well as specific training with Angela Dunbar in the Clean Coaching methodology. I also have a Bachelors (Drama) and Masters (Ethics and Political Philosophy) degree from the University of Manchester. And I undertook 3 years of PhD study also at Manchester in Political Theory (Justice and Responsibility). While training and credentials are important for learning the tools and ethics of coaching, it is also important to note that the personal style and values of a coach are what makes them a good coach. I bring a great deal of empathy, excellent listening skills, and a lot of relevant life experience to my coaching.




How much does Trevnee coaching cost?


You can find all the pricing information on th eindividual package pages in the coaching section of the website. I am keen to make my coaching affordable to everyone, so if you are not yet in a position to pay for a full coaching package, please contact me with your e-mail address so that I can let you know when cheaper group coaching options are available.




How do I book a coaching package?


You can book coaching packages by e-mailing jodie@trevnee.com or by filling in the form on the coaching page/ in the footer of the website. Once you have contacted me, I'll ask you to complete a short questionnaire, then we'll have a phone conversation to establish what you want from coaching and which package would suit you best. If you want to try before you buy you can book a taster by e-mailing jodie@trevnee.com which will cost £30 for a 45 minute session.




How do you define success as a coach?


Coaching is a process of helping the coachee to improve performance, self-change or self development.

Part of this process is to work toward the coachee's self-congruent goals (where what the coachee wants is consistent with how they behave) and to bring about conscious self-change.

My success is determined according to whether the coachee (you) has achieved what they wanted to either from the point of view of improved performance,satisfying chnage or improved well-being. I want you to succeed, so your success is what defines my success.




My issue is X, do you have experience of this?


I coach individuals in life change, transition and work performance.

I have significant experience in each of these areas, which is why I have chosen them as the focus of my coaching practice. I don't coach outside of my sphere of knowledge and experience.

You can read my about page to find out more. Or ask me via e-mail if you can’t find what you are looking for. I'd love to hear from you.




What area or issue do you most frequently coach on?


I have coached on many different things because coaching lends itself well to many areas of life. But the majority of my coaching has been around change, work perfomance and career transition.

The focus of Trevnee Coaching is change, transition and work: I help people to choose and make changes in their lives, I support clients through transitions like new careers, and I enable them to appraise and keep changes on track.