Sallie Coventry, Coaching +. Combining Coaching and Psychotherapy
Why is a coach listing on a counselling directory? Well, I offer something a little bit different to traditional coaching: Coaching +. I combine the future-orientated focus of coaching with the powerful psychological benefits of psychotherapy. This means that together, we can tackle those long-held beliefs that may be preventing you from moving forward, remove that feeling of "stuckness" and ensure you achieve sustainable positive change.
I work in a time-limited manner to support clients through key, and sometimes difficult moments in their professional or personal lives. This can include managing transitions; preparing for a promotion, making a career change, returning to work or support during the early months of a new role. Equally, it can encompass dealing with mental wellbeing challenges, including managing stress or coping with depression and anxiety.
If this sounds like something you're interested in, then please just pick up the phone or send me an email, so we can have an initial chat. You can get a sense of me and I can understand what you're looking for and how I might be able to help.
Based on both my own experiences and those of my clients, I firmly believe that one or the other of coaching and therapy, on their own, is often not enough. Hence Coaching +. Imagine building a house, without a solid foundation? Or establishing the foundations, but not getting around to constructing the house? This example best explains why I believe in the power of combining both approaches together: to create a solid foundation and then a build a sound-structured house on top.
I practice within the Personal Consultancy framework, which allows me to integrate a variety of counselling approaches with coaching. Together, we work through four stages (although sometimes, we may move backwards and forwards within the stages as new information emerges). The first stage is all about listening, allowing clients to be truly heard, as they share their story and explain what has brought them to seek help. We then examine and seek to understand some of the underlying issues which may have contributed to the situation. Then we move onto exploring and experimenting with solutions. And finally, we work to sustain the successful strategies, so you can feel confident in moving forward on your own.
Typically, we will move through these four stages in between 6 to 8 sessions, ensuring that sustainable changes emerge within a time-limited manner. I have consulting rooms in Clapham (SW4) and also conduct many sessions online via Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Coaching and Counselling (Level 7) and have trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches. This allows me to bring what I believe will be the most appropriate techniques and strategies, depending on our work together.
In addition, I bring 20 years + of professional experience, having worked in senior management and leadership roles throughout my career.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer two alternative payment approaches:
- Pay as you go at £85 per 50 minute session
- Pre-paid bundle of 6 sessions at a discounted rate of £75 per session
Want to hear how others have experienced our work? Here's just one short, testimonial, which explains how powerful Coaching + can be.
"Sallie worked with me me during a time when I was in a crisis of confidence. She helped me to explore aspects of my life in a way that helped me 'see' what was holding me back from where I wanted to be. Through Sallie's use of positive reframing I found resilience within myself I never knew was there. I found Sallie to be respectful and compassionate, she has deep insight and expertise and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. I wish I'd met her sooner!" Ruth, Business Owner