Coaching - What it is, what it isn't and how it could help you

Put very simply, coaching involves helping you move from an unresourceful state to a resourceful one in order for you to achieve your goals. Coaching can facilitate positive changes in your life and is based on the idea that you already have all the resources within you to achieve the goals you set.

Coaching could help you to unlock your potential to maximize your skills and resources, empowering you to make the changes that are important to you. You could discover the strength and energy within yourself to make good decisions, increase your performance, improve your relationships and transform your life!

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I couldn't recommend Natalia enough! I have been treated by her and her essences for over a year now and we have gone through different levels of healing processes that I needed to go through. The powerful drops prepared for you at the end of the session gives you the extra help that you need to face your challenges... Thank you ever so much Nah! For the healing reiki sessions, the essences treatments and all the generosity and knowledge you bring and mix from your long time experience as a therapist; which makes your sessions unique and rich in love, faith and hope!!! �
Viviane Ferraz
Viviane Ferraz
12:39 17 Dec 18
Very comfy, well presented therapy rooms. Ideal for practitioners and so easy to book through the online booking system. I look forward to building my practice here!
Charlotte Gutu
Charlotte Gutu
10:50 26 Nov 18
I was looking for a pregnancy massage near me and I found Laura at The Wellness Centre on Abbeydale Road. I was in quite a lot of pain with my pelvis and back and really in need of a relaxing massage. The massage itself was done on the floor on the most comfortable beanbag which I found very easy to relax into. The whole session was just amazing, I left feeling relaxed, uplifted and totally at ease. Thank you Laura!
Fi Hennessy
Fi Hennessy
21:50 31 Jul 18
Although based in Chesterfield I have been looking to expand my hypnotherapy practice into the Sheffield area but was having difficulty in locating a suitable therapy room for hire. I then decided to do a search for "therapy room for hire" and "hypnotherapy in Sheffield" and one of the options which came up was the Sheffield Wellness Centre on Abbeydale Road. When looking at the website, the premises looked exactly what I was looking for so I made an appointment to view. The Sheffield Wellness Centre exceeded my expectations. It is in a convenient location and has all the facilities I have been looking for, including an online booking service. The therapy rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished and it will be a pleasure to work with my clients there.
Lin Debenham
Lin Debenham
20:00 28 May 18
I loved the atmosphere of this place! Since the first contact, they were very welcoming and supportive. The location is perfect, surrounded by beautiful stores and a coffee shop, but still very quiet, like an island of peace in the middle of the city. The rooms were cosy, well isolated and perfectly fitted for any therapy. I loved the flexibility and openness to use the premises as well as all the support they offer to develop my personal practice. I'm looking forward to starting working with this beautiful team!
Esencias Patagonia
Esencias Patagonia
15:10 03 Apr 18
I met with Richard today to view the treatments rooms and the studio. What a lovely, calming, welcoming and comfortable place, with a generous touch of character! Richard was incredibly helpful and welcoming. I left feeling very excited at the prospect of using the premises for my classes and client sessions.
Maria Jones
Maria Jones
18:02 31 Mar 18
Richard showed me round with a view to using therapy space here, very good impression. It had a good feel and as a client it would be a space I`d be comfortable with. I think the space will be a pleasure to work in later this year-hopefully !
Jayne Tulip
Jayne Tulip
10:07 28 Mar 18
I met with Richard on Tuesday to have a look around the therapy rooms, I am hoping to start my private practice soon. Richard was extremley helpful and very informative with regards to his advice on the technical aspect of my business. The Wellness Centre has a gorgeous quirky, unique setting, and I'm very much looking forward beginning my therapy work here !!! Thank you Richard
Joanne Bacon
Joanne Bacon
21:01 10 Mar 18
I was extremely impressed when I first met Richard, he was kind, informative and genuinely interested in my profession, we chatted for ages and there was no rush. I was in need of a therapy space to work privately and was definitely not dissapointed once shown round the rooms. They are spacious, well equiped and a competitive rate per hour. Richard even went the extra mile (after listening to how I work) by buying and placing something in one the rooms which I can use with my clients. He did not need to do this, but shows how much he cares about the professionals and clients who come to the Wellness Centre. I am thrilled to be using the rooms at the Wellness Centre and look forward to what they hold for my clients. Thank you Richard!!
Sarah Brackenbury
Sarah Brackenbury
20:23 28 Feb 18
Richard showed me around the facilities yesterday. I was very impressed with the quality of the accommodation, cleanliness was excellent and the Therapy Rooms are well appointed. In brief a very welcoming and warm space to go for your chosen treatment.
Tim Cadman
Tim Cadman
12:10 22 Feb 18
On visiting the wellness center, I have decided it is very a good quality building to hold workshops and offer healing and counseling services. Richard is a lovely person to meet and looking forward to working at the center.
Meranda Thompson
Meranda Thompson
15:36 17 Feb 18
Great, dynamic area with a genuine community feel. The therapy rooms are perfect for any therapist looking for a professional and private space to work within. Clients will also appreciate being a space that is comfortable.
Erin Gallagher
Erin Gallagher
13:16 30 Jan 18
i used the Wellness Centre main room for a photoshoot ... The light was perfect, the environment clean and pleasing and the people lovely. It is a such a lovely environment in which to work and the calming and easy feel of the place unmistakable. While A photoshoot is not the primary role of the Wellness Centre I can highly recommend it should you want to use it as such ... And other wise ... It is just a lovely calming environment to use and the guys who run it lovely!!!!
Bartonchasemedia
Bartonchasemedia
14:17 23 Jan 18
Lovely peaceful premises, beautifully kept. Run by the most lovely, helpful and friendly people. A great place to come for any type of treatment or to hire the rooms. If only more places were run as well as this one! Fantastic!
Hooha Photography
Hooha Photography
18:47 22 Jan 18
I went to this space to check out the yoga room. It is clean and beautiful. I cannot wait to start classes here!
Joanna Ferret
Joanna Ferret
19:54 21 Jan 18
Lovely yoga room perfect for small classes or workshops. Looking forward to doing some yoga there soon!
Emma Pickering
Emma Pickering
18:43 16 Jan 18
Lovely therapy rooms for hire. The centre is set in a peaceful and calm environment away from the hustle and bustle. Beautifully decorated. Professional and well run, easy to access for therapists looking to book a room for private practice.
Katherine Hildyard
Katherine Hildyard
13:10 10 Jan 18
What a wonderful space! We had a great time at baby yoga, Fi is wonderful. I will be back for more of the lovely things on offer!
Audrey Campbell
Audrey Campbell
07:25 15 Nov 17
I had a wonderful experience with Richard, He is very friendly, I found it really easy to talk to him. He has all the qualities of a Good Hypnotherapist. I would recommend all my friends to him. And trust me it was first time I met him and it was great.
Andleeb mobz
Andleeb mobz
16:00 28 Sep 17
Richard has helped me greatly with my anxiety. For years I struggled to leave my comfort zone by changing my job and I dreaded having to have an interview. However using the hypnosis tools he gave me I felt calm and confident during the interview and got the job! I now feel better equipped to handle situations that previously would have caused me a lot of anxiety. The clinic is in a lovely, relaxed setting and Richard puts you at ease straight away, making the whole process feel easy. He records the sessions so you can listen to them whenever you need to which I found to be really beneficial and definitely money well spent. I would recommend anyone who needs help with anxiety or any issues to go and see Richard and give hypnosis a try.
Sarah Mayland
Sarah Mayland
17:17 18 Aug 17
I want to say a huge thanks to Richard he is amazing person and I am very pleased working with Richard ! I can't believe how I am change I mean my attitude and behaviour with my food , in the past I try 1000 diet and SlimmingWorld and weight watchers etc , yes it helps to losing weight but for temporary, but with hypnotherapy sessions you can start control what you eating and how much ! I always having sweets after every single meal even if I was full but now I don't need it!!!! I had 2 hypnotherapy sessions and I am very very satisfied. I am so grateful I meet Rich in my life I know it's not very cheap but believe me it worse it every single penny!!!!!! Thanks Richard!
rita bloma
rita bloma
17:40 13 Aug 17
Pamper PartyWhat a great idea! A bit of ‘me time’, in the most wonderfully relaxing surroundings. The Wellness Centre has such a relaxed, homely feel to it - much nicer than my actual home, as it is clean, tidy and welcoming! The atmosphere immediately put me at ease, I absolutely loved having time to chill out, chat and eat cake. Fi is the perfect hostess, making sure that we all had everything we needed, with her wonderful warm and caring manner. It was great to be able to choose what particular treatment or massage I wanted on the day. I surprised myself by trying something new and going for the hot stones massage, and I’m so glad I did. It was amazing, so deep and yet so gentle. It was really nice to experience my massage while listening to everyone else chatting happily, too. I completely recommend this if you are looking for the perfect excuse to have some guilt free time to yourself.
Lucy Bishton
Lucy Bishton
12:33 02 Aug 17

What coaching isn’t 

Coaching is not counselling or therapy

These interventions presuppose that there is something going on about a person or situation that needs to be “fixed.”

Coaching is completely different in that it presupposes that a person has all the resources and skills within themselves to achieve whatever it is they want to achieve. There is nothing to be “fixed.” 

Coaching is not teaching or training

a teacher in front of a blackboard

A person can have all the training and academic knowledge in the world and still not be able to put into place the steps to achieve their goal.

Coaching facilitates an individual to identify for themselves what they need in terms of actions, knowledge and motivation to achieve their goal. A coach cannot teach them the skills they may need as these will be different for each person.

It is often not a lack of skill or knowledge that holds a person back (although that can be the missing part sometimes). It is something more fundamental about that person’s life experience so far which has led them to have self-limiting beliefs, lack of confidence or simply a feeling of overwhelm that doesn’t allow them to see a clear way forward.

Coaching is not mentoring

Although very similar, mentoring tends to focus on supporting future and broader skills, usually for career development. A coaching relationship is about the here and now. A career or business coach may also offer mentoring.

Coaches available at the Sheffield Wellness Centre

Lindsay Brittain counsellor and CBT therapist
CBT, Coach, Counselling
Headshot of Gina Bastiani
Coach, EFT

So, what kind of coach is right for me?

Often coaches will be quite general in the types of coaching they offer and some will specialize in certain areas. For example, a career and business development coach may have expertise in health and wellbeing and so on. There are however some basic skills that are common to all coaching activity and will be at the top of every coach’s tool box.

These are to: 

  • Facilitate the exploration of needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes to assist you in making real, lasting change
  • Use questioning techniques to facilitate your own thought processes in order to identify solutions and actions rather than take a directive approach
  • Support you in setting appropriate goals and methods of assessing progress in relation to these goals
  • Observe, listen and ask questions to fully understand your situation
  • Creatively apply tools and techniques to develop your own understanding of your situation
  • Encourage a commitment to action and the development of lasting personal growth & change

What happens in a coaching session?

There really is no set format as coaching is ALL about you and will be led by you throughout. However, your coach initially will want you to talk about yourself and what your goals and aspirations are, and also what your thoughts are on anything getting in the way of you achieving them.

Based on this your coach will be forming a plan for future coaching sessions, but it is important to know that this will be very fluid and flexible because coaching sessions often bring out thoughts and feelings that you may not have seen clearly before.

How many sessions will I need?

Usually 3 sessions are about the right number to get you onto a pathway that makes you feel in control and focused on next steps. At this point some people are happy to make progress by themselves. Some people like to continue for a bit longer if it has been a major transition and some people like to keep coaching going on a flexible basis.

For example you may want to have coaching every month to stay on track or have the option to ring for coaching as and when things pop up.

What does working with a coach cost?

Depending on the type of coaching you should expect to pay between £50 and £120 per session. Coaches often offer discounts for blocks of 3 or more sessions so ask your coach about this. The most important thing for you is that you find the coach that you enjoy working with.

You will find that you make most progress when you work with someone you can connect with, someone who is in rapport with you, and someone who makes you feel at ease and comfortable with them.

Most coach’s will offer a short complimentary telephone session initially so that you can see how it feels talking to them and get an idea of their style of coaching. Be curious, ask questions and trust your intuition.