COACHING YOUNG PEOPLE

Coaching young people is a valuable process enabling them to be solution focused and work through situations where they may feel like they are stuck. It differs from counselling in that the focus is on the young person doing the work, giving them an opportunity to reflect and take action. For that reason it is important that the young person is on board with the process.

 

This process is supported by the coach using coaching tools and techniques while working with the young person in a way that is sensitive to their needs

Coaching can be a 3-way situation for example where a teacher feels a student could benefit from coaching sessions on a particular issue and the student agrees. The session will always be confidential but progress meeting between the 3 parties are used to ensure goals or issues are being addressed. If there are any issues where we think coaching is inappropriate and another service may be better suited to deal the issue this will be discussed.