Short Term Coaching
My specialty as a coach is working with individuals who do not want to be sitting on a couch two years from now. They have a lot they want to accomplish in their lives, and their aware of time passing. Here are a few bullet points that might make you a prime candidate for Short-term Therapy.
- Want change now.
- Realize the importance of making time for this to happen.
- Be able to communicate to me what you might be dealing with.
- Be honest.
Want to change now: Though it is hard to change the older we get, it’s not the norm! Many that come into therapy want to change and do. It takes discipline and continuity. See what in your life you have already applied this to with some success.
Realize that it takes Time: Depending on the individual, it’s not uncommon for someone to see me 3 times a week, versus the usual once a week. Clients have left here satisfied that they’ve gotten what they were seeking after two sessions.
This work is not for the meek or compliant. When you find what you might have to change i.e., thinking patterns, behaviors, unclear communication skills, you’ll find what you’re made of and choose to continue.
Think of the worst thing you could share with someone and then imagine sharing it with your therapist. We establish trust in the first session. I’m on your side. I want you to have everything that you are capable of having. Why take weeks, months to get to the core of what it is that you’re struggling with?
Be Honest with yourself: I’m not an Alchemist, nor can I turn back time. Your choices have led you to where you are now. What changes in sessions is that you take responsibility for what has happened up until now, and we work on alternatives which you may not even be aware of that can bring you fulfillment, joy, and a new skill set to work with for the rest of your life.
I offer a 20 to 30 minute consultation free, before contracting with you.
John J. Shinavier, MA, RYT, Life Coach