About coaching

What is 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.

What is the format of coaching?

In general, initial sessions are 75 minutes and each subsequent session lasts 60 minutes. For leadership coaching ongoing sessions are 90 minutes. Each session will end with a plan for the way forward.  Out of hours appointments are available on request (telecoaching only). 

Can I claim CPD points?

Coaching is a professional development activity. RACGP members can claim coaching as a self-directed activity rated at 2 points per hour (capped at 20 points per triennium). For other Colleges, let me know what you require for CPD and we will try to help you as best I can. 

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, performance and team communication.  Book Now

Read more about how coaching can help doctors manage complexity and uncertainty

Build ongoing confidence?

Imposter syndrome is the the most common issue facing my clients. 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. Book Now

Listen to a podcast about imposter syndrome

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 and important to you…and more. Book Now

Read more about finding your career fit 

Other useful information

Coaching is NOT therapy

The general focus of coaching is promoting growth, skill development, goal attainment and wellbeing. The general focus of therapy (of whatever form) is around helping you resolve mental health symptoms. 

Having mental health symptoms does not mean you cannot have coaching – but it may mean the pace is slower. Some people may need to see a therapist at the same time as coaching. 

I will always be clear with you about my scope of practice and will refer you to your GP for mental health assessment and management if required.

Fees

Fees for individual private coaching::

  • Initial 75 min session: $287.50 (incl GST)
  • Ongoing 60 min session: $235.00 (incl GST) 
  • Ongoing 90 min sessions: $345.00 (incl GST)
Coaching may be tax deductible depending on your circumstances. A tax invoice will be issued

Please note: Discounts are available on request for maternity leave or financial difficulty. 24-hours notice is required for cancellations otherwise charges may applyCoaching does NOT attract a Medicare or private health insurance rebate. Fees for executive coaching, workshops and seminars available on request.

Confidentiality & Privacy

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.