Youth coaching is designed to encourage personal development in young people while providing an outlet for their stresses and anxieties.
Sometimes young people can feel like they are stuck on a never-ending rollercoaster. The expectations they have for themselves, as well as the pressures of fitting in, growing up and planning a future, can make it hard for them to pause and reflect.
Youth coaching can help young people develop life skills and learn how to manage some of the stresses that come along the way. This can include:
setting and achieving goals
discussing difficult issues
Coaching can provide young people with space to recognise and voice their inner thoughts and worries, what is most important to them, what they want to do and who so they want to be.
There are many things a young person may feel they need to know and achieve by the time they are leaving school. You may hear your child say, “Everyone expects me to...” or “I should do this...” rather than “I want to...”. This stage of life can be a balancing act, young people are learning who they are, as well as trying to make friends, family and teachers happy.
Youth coaching can help a young person say, “I really want to do this” confidently, proudly and without guilt with a toolbox of empowerment tools to use as they move into adulthood and beyond.
Young people who visit a youth coach can benefit in the following ways:
They get the opportunity to talk about difficult subjects, such as bullying and relationships.
They are encouraged to see the world from a fresh perspective.
They can begin to set goals for self-improvement.
They learn to handle and manage emotions.
They get the support of an objective and non-judgemental adult
They learn to build confidence and social skills.
They will leave with a new sense of motivation and boost of inspiration.
As a Youth Coach I hold the relevant experience, training and insurance as well as an Enhanced DBS. Please contact me if you would like to discuss Youth Coaching further.
One to one coaching sessions start with an intake session to introduce coaching, followed by a minimum of six sessions on a fortnightly basis. Sessions can be over the phone, via Zoom, or face to face.