What is Family Coaching and how can I help you?
Family Coaching is practical guidance for parents who want to be better parents. Think of it as a session with a personal trainer who wants you to get fitter to do the work you do (in this case parenting) and do it well.
It is NOT family therapy, counselling or psychotherapy. It is a myth that a family who needs guidance is inherently dysfunctional. This is not true at all. Sometimes we just need some extra knowledge and some pointers to help us move forward with more understanding and with fewer hurdles. Parenting is a difficult task and it’s wise to set yourself up to succeed.
Nothing is ever ‘black and white’. The nuances of personality dynamics in the family are fascinating. We all parent from our own personality perspective and we all need help to understand those who are unlike us and who need to be supported, nurtured and motivated in a different way. I can guide you with this understanding.
My credentials for offering this service are 12 years teaching parenting skills through the Toolbox programme run by Parents Inc., a professional qualification in the Myers-Briggs® model of psychological type, over 10 years running workshops for parents on ‘Understanding Your Child’s Personality’ and the day to day task of raising a family of individuals with hugely differing personality type preferences. This combination of experiences allows me to give positive practical assistance, always from the perspective of personality type.
It helps if you have attended one of my workshops as we can all start from the same page. However this is not essential. If you wish you can make a start by reading the articles and get a flavour of where I’m coming from.
If I didn’t have this knowledge I wouldn’t have enjoyed my children as much as I do. This is my motivation to help others.
Typically I coach parents without your children present and usually in your home environment.
The cost is NZ$75.00 per hour; the first session is two hours and subsequent sessions, if required, are usually one hour. I am Auckland based and I’m happy to Skype for those who are further afield.
If you are interested in a family coaching session please contact me.
Please note: If I feel your situation requires help from a different professional expertise I can make some recommendations.
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