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Coaching Clinic

Do you have a question about becoming a coach? Would you like advice on training, qualifications, or building a practice? We’re here to help.
We have a range of coaching experts on hand. Each month we’ll select one of your most burning questions and provide an answer here in our Coaching Clinic. If you’d like your question to be considered for the Coaching Clinic, get in touch.

 

 

I am struggling with adjusting to the social changes and the anxiety of the coronavirus. This is making it hard to stay focused and centred when I am coaching.

12 March 2020    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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First of all you are not alone in case you were feeling it. What you are reporting many many professionals in helping professions are feeling too. Read More

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Should I reassure my clients about what is going on? Or is that fixing them? I don’t really know myself.

12 March 2020    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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It is a fine line between encouraging fantasy thinking and using positivity as a way to manage energy and emotion. Read More

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I am feeling unbelievably anxious about the future for my family. It is making it hard for me to concentrate and focus on my coaching.

08 August 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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These changing times are testing all of us. It is testing who we are at deep levels and asking us to consider life scenarios that frankly range from midly worrying to appalling. So it is no surprise that you are anxious about the future for your family. Read More

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I have clients who seem to believe that the climate crisis is some kind of hoax and that we need not worry about it. I disagree and don’t think I can carry on coaching them.

08 August 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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I have sympathy for that point of view. Humans are unbelievably skilled in the art of self deception and psychological self protection. How much easier is it to believe that it is a hoax than to take on board other scenarios. Read More

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I want to end my coaching relationship but I really like my coach and feel bad about doing it.

09 April 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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Well that tells me two things. First, your coach has probably done a good job of connecting with you and that you have both bonded, a necessary step for good coaching to take place.  Read More

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My partner is jealous of my coach. He feels that he is left out and suspects that I can talk more openly with my coach than with him. I feel bad about that because, at the moment, he is right!

09 April 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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The quality of a relationship rests on the quality of the communication in it. Clearly, your partner has worked out where the quality is. This is not an uncommon situation. There are several factors at play here. But let us cut to the bottomline.  Read More

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I am struggling to find a direction for my coaching. I guess you could say I can’t find my coaching niche.

16 November 2018    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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This is an important one. Are you too interested in too many things? That’s often my issue! Or are you unclear on what your specific purpose and mission is in your life? That’s often the root cause of the lack of a clear niche. Read More

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I am finding someone I’m coaching energy′s exhausting. I know I should be able to remain centred but I have one client I just don’t enjoy coaching. Should I pass them onto someone else?

16 November 2018    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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Short answer, probably yes. But it would be good if you could resolve this in a way that provides as much learning as possible for both you and your client. Read More

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I have a client who struggles with confidence generally and in particular at work. Any suggestions?

18 September 2018    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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Many people struggle with confidence. We all do from time to time. One great way to think about it is through the perspective of anxiety or fear.  Read More

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My mother has asked me to give her some coaching. Should I do it?

18 September 2018    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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No. Yes. Oh I am not sure. I suggest to my students they don’t coach close friends and family members.  Read More

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