Lynne’s Life Coaching and Counselling
Collaborative Practice and Counselling in Perth
What is Counselling?
Where serious emotional difficulties such as depression are concern, there needs to be a commitment to long-term counselling. In-depth therapy and sharing is important.
If you are having difficulties in your marriage it is vital that you both invest in the relationship as there is no “quick fix” therapy and ignoring it does not make the issues go away. We offer expert marriage counselling in Perth.
Counselling is to guide, exploring options whatever the issue. It is not about finding a “quick fix” often referred to as a “band-aid”.
This is sometimes the expectation, if the issue is not “fixed” quickly clients lose hope. Remember “Band-aids” eventually comes off.
The different areas we specialise in include relationship counselling, grief and loss counselling, low self esteem counselling, fly in fly out counselling, weight counselling, and depression counselling.
What is Collaborative Practice?
Win Win is what Collaborative Process is, more clients are choosing a more harmonious option to separate / divorce. The collaborative practice is productive rather than destructive. It’s a way of reaching an agreement between divorcing clients. This process according to the International Academy of Collaborative professionals (IACP) “provides you and your spouse or partner with the support and guidance of your own lawyers without going to court”.
Equally clients are able to access the proficiency of the financial neutral and family consultant, who as part of the collaborative team work with the lawyers and clients together as a non-adversarial process that effectively works through differences and disputes.
The involvement of the family professional helps coach the clients and contain the emotions during a very stressful time. The family professional will also support and guide clients to maintain a healthy relationship especially where children are involved. If necessary the family professional will refer the children to a child specialist if there are any concerns. The family professional will help manage the emotions related to the financial concerns and will help create a child-focused parenting plan.
The financial professional is to help ease the financial stress. The clients, after disclosing all the financial information will then come to a team meeting where an agreement will be made with the financial facts the team has. This includes everything the clients will make their decisions on, for example, assets, liabilities, income, taxes, budgets, child expenses and more. The financial neutral does not make recommendations as this process is for the clients to come up with their own agreement.
Everyone agrees that this process is about reaching a settlement and this is where the team will encourage transparency, respect and commitment. This is what is usually missing from other processes.
The cost of this process depends on how the clients participate in the process. Although the collaborative process can be a bit more expensive than mediation process, it is a great deal less then negotiating settlement or litigation and trial.
The core elements to this process are to:
✓ Negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution without having courts decide issues.
✓ Maintain open communication and information sharing.
✓ Create shared solutions acknowledging the highest priorities of all.
✓ In the case of couples with children, it helps them move towards a positive co-parenting relationship.
What is Life Coaching?
Life coaching is about creating positive change and moving forward. At Lynne’s Life Coaching & Counselling 4 Life, we offer life coaching in Perth.
During a Life Coaching session you will look at your current situation and your life coach will then work with you to set goals and identify any barriers which may impact on the positive changes you desire.
There are times during life’s journey where we can become lost and lose focus on our dreams. Life coaching is about believing you have the ability to achieve anything you wish.
Many of us, at some point in our lives, come to the realisation that life can be better than it currently is. For a lot of people it is the “how to’s” that prevent them from betterment.
The role of the life coach, as your one-on-one guide, is to support you in your personal growth and quest for change.
Life coaching is as practical as it is positive, creating change with proven methods.