What is Coaching?
Coaching is a process that enables clients to achieve better results! In particular Strategic Intervention, which is the model that I have trained in by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes is an advanced type of life coaching where clients are empowered to make changes very quickly by applying powerful strategies and monitor their progress. Its aim is not only to help the actual client but also to positively influence people all around you.
Coaching is focusing on the present and future and is more action and solution oriented.
Ultimately my coaching outcomes are:
1) to help my Greek clients find their unique potential that’s going to transform all levels of their lives,
2) help them become a great example and role model for others by making the most of this potential,
3) maximise personal and professional outcomes,
4) make sure that they do all that with clarity, passion and determination.
What is Therapy Like?
Therapy is different as it tends to put more emphasis on the past and present, on the diagnosis, and is more problem oriented. Specifically the model that I have been trained is called family and systemic psychotherapy and it helps people in close relationships help each other. It enables individuals, family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely; to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.
Individuals can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.
My therapy outcomes are:
1) to make the client feel compassion, respect and understanding,
2) give different perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings,
3) to work collaborative with the client.
Do I need to decide by myself whether coaching or psychotherapy is suitable for me? What if I can't make up my mind?
There is no need to feel pressured to decide which of the two options is more suitable for you. (Besides it is true that whenever I’m working with my clients, I make the most to implement the best of the best from both psychotherapy and coaching for the best possible results! So there is basically no need to choose anyone in particular).
During the discovery (first) session, you will be able to ask all your questions, get as much information as possible and ultimately decide if my approach and style is right for you. This first session offers both of us the chance to get to know each other, to understand in greater detail your personal situation and decide which will be the best way forward.
In the case that we decide not to work together, I’m more than happy to assist you to get help from another colleague of mine, as I want to make sure that you get the best support during our time together.
How can I work with you?
I provide coaching and psychotherapy for Greeks all around the world through Skype and Telephone Conferencing, as well as face-to-face sessions for local London clients. If you are ready to discover your amazing potential and take your life to the next level, you can call me on 08002 494930/ 07591916146 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Already I have been able to inspire and transform the lives of numerous Greeks abroad, some of their comments you can find under the buzz-about-evanthia section.
How many sessions are usually required?
The number of sessions really depends on a variety of circumstances:
1) it depends on what the client wants to get out of the sessions and the presenting difficulty,
2) it depends on the frequency of the sessions; something that it is always discussed during the discovery (initial) session,
3) bearing in mind that it is often challenging for everyone to change things overnight, it is always suggested to allow between 6-8 sessions. Usually during these sessions the client will have been able to get a better understanding, explore different options, which altogether will create the basis for a more long lasting and effective change.
Is there any kind of support between the sessions?
I offer email support to the client for clarifications and difficulties in following through. In the case of emergency there is also the possibility of telephone communication. If there is any additional support needed, we can discuss it as part of the discovery (initial) session. In addition, the client can access plenty of useful information through the blog posts and videos, which can serve as a reminder for ideas that have already been discussed during the sessions.
What are your qualifications?
I’m a registered psychotherapist with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy); I have been a member of AFT (association for family therapy), after having completed my training at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London in Family Systemic Psychotherapy (both Postgraduate Certificate and MSc degrees).
I have also acquired a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the American College of Greece.
My latest training has been Strategic Intervention (an advanced type of life coaching) with Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes.
I've tried getting similar help in the past and it didn't really help me. How can I feel confident that working with you will be different?
As it happens with all different professions, it is only understandable not to get along with everyone. This is why it is always best for the client to do some research before making up his mind. In addition, it will be easier for you to decide your best way forward, after having done our discovery (initial) session together.
During this session you will have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you would like, speak with one another and decide whether we are a good fit; in the case that we decide not to work together, I will make sure you get all the support you need in order to find someone else to work with.
What is expected from the client when attending the sessions?
Just yourself, trust in the process, determination and commitment!