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?

Initial sessions are 75 minutes. The goal of this session is to get to know each other and develop a focus for coaching and a general coaching plan. Each subsequent session lasts 60 minutes. Sessions may be undertaken on a session by session basis or via a 5-session package that incurs a discount. Suitability for a coaching package will be discussed during the inital session. Each session will end with a plan for the way forward. 

Online booking is available for sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Out of hours appointments are available on request.

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

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Fees

Fees for individual private coaching: Initial 75 min session: $295.45 (plus GST); Ongoing 60 min session: $240.90 (plus GST); Fees for executive coaching, workshops and seminars available on request. 

Discounts are available on request for maternity leave or financial difficulty. 24-hours notice is required for cancellations otherwise charges may apply

Coaching does NOT attract a Medicare or private health insurance rebate. Coaching may be tax deductible depending on your circumstances. A tax invoice will be issued. 

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. 

Coaching vs Mentoring vs Tutoring: Your questions answered

Coaching is NOT therapy

The general focus of coaching is about promoting growth, skill development, goal attainment and wellbeing. The general focus of therapy 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. Many people see a therapist (and/or take appropriate medication) 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.

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.