What is coaching?

Coaching is something that can help you when you get stuck, when you need to make decisions, gain confidence, develop in a particular area, or when you want to achieve something.


Your coach will work with you to help you get your ideas clearer, find solutions and discover ways that you can move towards your goal or dreams in a realistic and manageable way.

There are many decisions that teenagers have to deal with on a daily basis, whether it is around school, friendship groups, family, or establishing identity within various social environments. Coaching provides a confidential, supportive and safe environment where thoughts and opinions are listened to.

Coaching can provide you with:

  • A safe environment where your thoughts and ideas are listened to and valued.
  • Ways to tackle and bounce back from difficult or painful feelings and stressful situations.
  • Coping with change, from being a teenager to an adult (body image and self acceptance).
  • Preparation for important stages in life such as performances, exams, presentations, college or employment.
  • Ways to confidently grow and develop a sense of independence.
  • Direction when you feel lost and want to find solutions.

You talk we listen

13-17

How does coaching work?

We coach young people in different ways.

  • 1-1 with a coach in person, by telephone or Skype.
  • Group coaching.
  • Sessions are typically through conversation, other activities can also be included to assist with sessions.
  • A session will last between 30-45 minutes depending on the age and need of the young person.


We understand the importance of teenage years, coaching can help you discover what is important to you. This can be anything, with imagination there are no limits!



Process

A person under the age of 18 will need permission from a parent or carer before the first coaching session. The session will be with the parent and young person. This gives the parent or carer insight into how the young person decides to proceed and what the expected outcomes could be.


All coaching sessions are confidential unless:

  • The child or young person is under the age of 18 and the consenting parent or carer requests feedback.
  • Within a session the Coach is made aware that there is risk of harm to the young person or others, or there is a disclosure of a concerning nature.


* This would be discussed with the parent and child before the first session.

Coaching the next generation

How can you benefit from coaching?

  • By being involved in your own decision making and establishing more independence.
  • By feeling confident and comfortable in sharing ideas and concerns in a supportive environment.
  • By helping to discover what is important to you and finding manageable ways to move towards it.
  • By finding ways to manage conflicting situations and alternative ways to resolve them.
  • By raising aspirations and enabling you to feel equipped when you leave school and college.
  • By understanding the consequences of uniformed choices.