How does Powerchange Coaching compare to conventional approaches?
Everyone says we’re very different, although it is a challenge to quantify that in real terms. For the vast majority of people we get exceptionally fast and long-lasting results, not least because we focus on the hidden core of things and enable you to sort them out. One thing we will ensure is that we work in a friendly yet thoroughly professional atmosphere, where you will feel free to trust us. Without the trust our clients show us we would never be as effective as we are. We regard serving you as a privilege.
What therapies do you use?
We don’t really. We’re very careful to use whatever approach will get you the results you want. That may entail our own highly effective Auto-Response Psychology, perhaps something cognitive-behavioural, or another well respected approach. We’re well aware that many psychological theories are 50 years old or more, and today skilled coaching is much more effective and very fast in delivering results.
You use different models and techniques to therapists?
Yes, we do. Most of them are unique to us and have been created ‘in house’ over years of careful development with our own clients. We don’t use current ‘off-the-peg’ solutions because people who come to us have tried those, only to find they haven’t worked for them. Sometimes we take a respected psychological tool that we have found to work. We refine it so that it is more effective than ever. We like to use what works, and only what works.
Is Powerchange Coaching a form of CBT?
CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is recognised in the UK by N.I.C.E., the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, as an accepted ‘talking’ therapy for some psychological conditions. Powerchange coaching IS cognitive: your coach will empower you to think differently. And it IS behavioural – you will change how you behave. I guess it is also therapeutic too – but only in the sense that you’ll feel better! We’re not keen on labels in our coaching (they tend to be misleading) and generally avoid the CBT label for a reason.
You can read about CBT on www.wikipedia.org . If you want to read more about it, a good place to start is ‘CBT for Dummies’, available from Amazon.co.uk.