Coaching

EVERY CHAMPION HAS A COACH

Back in 1989, I was the first acupuncturist to work at the London Lighthouse and the Immune Development Trust, both charities set up to provide services for people affected by the emerging HIV/AIDS crisis. It was tough work! I ended up as a team supervisor at IDT, and this was the start of my role as a coach and guide. Over the years, I have continued to supervise other practitioners in many different situations and roles, including my team of practitioners in Malaysia.

My approach is client-centred, in the belief that with attention and guidance, you can be guided to find your own answers. I use a variety of counselling,  coaching and reflective skills, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). My coaching can be broken down into three main services:

  • Mentoring and supervision
  • Focused coaching
  • Book coaching
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Over the years, I’ve guided many people to more reflective, more fulfilling and more rewarding practice.  To learn more about the kinds of coaching I offer, please read below.  If you’d like to have a simple chat about your needs, you can book  a thirty-minute chat. This thirty-minute chat is free..

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE – MENTORING

  • How present are you in your own practice?
  • Where are you going with it?
  • How can it fulfill you more?

A mentor acts as an advisor, counsellor, or guide to a peer or junior practitioner, guiding you and helping you reflect on issues that affect the way you work, helping you navigate your professional life and long-term goals. The range of issues explored can be broad, relating not only to your practice but areas of emotional and personal development as well.

As a mentor, I’ll draw on my own  life journey and experience to guide you. A mentoring relationship should be a kind relationship. It can be long-term, with meetings scheduled fortnightly, monthly or quarterly, depending on your needs.  

FOCUSED COACHING

  • A mentor answers  great questions. A coach asks them! 
Effective practitioners don’t stand still. They set themselves goals, aiming to achieve particular outcomes. Focused coaching can guide you to achieve those goals, walking you towards specific objectives, like acquiring or applying a new skill, keeping you focused and accountable.
 
 A coach doesn’t need to be expert in your field to keep you accountabe and help you to achieve your best. However,  this service also includes one-to-one tuition and distance learning in my areas of competence, such as Manaka-style acupuncture, Meridian Therapy, Hirata Zone Therapy, Japanese moxibustion and of course, Ontake. 

With software such as Zoom, it is possible for me to be at your side during clinical practice, guiding you through the processes you want to learn or fine-tune. This is an extremely useful (and exciting!) way to practise.
 
Focused coaching tends to be regular, such as weekly and short-term, over a specific number of weeks or months. The relationship tends to be relatively short-term with a specific outcome in mind, and meetings are scheduled regularly.