What happens in coaching?

Coaching is a guided conversation underpinned by theory and evidence designed to help you create positive and purposeful change. Coaching is goal and solution-focusedWe will work together to co-create solutions that work for you. Read more about the evidence behind coaching.

The goal of the intial session is to get to know each other and develop a focus for coaching and a general coaching plan. Each session will end with a plan for the way forward. 

The general process of coaching involves considering where you are now, where you want to be, how you might get there and managing things that get in the way (eg lack of confidence, imposter syndrome, burnout etc).

Coaching is tailored to each individual depending on their situation but may include things such as:

  • Developing a compelling vision and sense of meaning and purpose
  • Developing appropriate goals
  • Building a sense and appreciation of your strengths and feeling solid in your sense of self and strengthening your identity as a person that is bigger than medicine or any career or role in life. 
  • Understanding the role of your autonomic nervous system in all this and learning to regulate it so you gain a much greater sense of autonomy and control over your reactions.
  • Fostering self-compassion and ability to self-soothe 
  • Processing emotions that are contributing to issues that are getting in the way.


Online booking is available.

How can coaching help me...

Build leadership skills?

All doctors are leaders and need leadership skills to help navigate complexity and uncertainty. Leadership can be learned at any stage of your career and involves building skills in self-leadership, self-regulation, goal setting, decision making, managing conflict and much more…  Read more

Build ongoing confidence?

Perfectionism and zero tolerance for errors is the perfect breeding ground for imposter syndrome and lack of confidence. Building confidence involves working on developing effective strategies for growth and change. Browse other imposter syndrome resources.

Make positive career decisions?

Making critical career decisions is difficult. Coaching can be a great way to build new insights into yourself, the foundation for making helpful decisions. We will work on building self-awareness about your personality, strengths, values and what type of life is most meaningful to you…Read more  

Prepare for exams

For many people, undertaking specialty exams may be their first experience of exam failure or struggling with exams and study. Coaching help you raise your self-awareness and discover your strengths, what might be getting in the way of your performance, recognising your learning edge and coming up with … Read more

What are the fees for coaching?

The current fees for coaching are listed in the online booking system. All fees are inclusive of GST. Coaching does NOT attract a Medicare of Private Health Insurance rebate. Coaching may be tax deductible depending on your circumstances. A tax invoice will be issued. 

Is everything confidential?

Anything you disclose in coaching will remain entirely confidential unless: There are aspects of your coaching that I need to discuss with my supervisor in which case you will be de-identified, there are legal requirements that arise requiring me to breach confidentiality, there are any concerns I have about your physical or psychological safety. I undertake professional supervision with an experienced clinical psychologist. My supervisor is bound by the same confidentiality obligations I have to you. Read more about privacy here.

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