Mentoring & Coaching - Headgym

Mentoring & Coaching

Mentoring & Coaching

What are the definitions of coaching and mentoring?

A lot of people ask that question because they think that coaching, mentoring and personal development are the same and certain aspects are; here’s where they are different:
Coaching is more about success, careers and your work life. You can focus on getting that promotion you want or training for a job you yearn for. It’s about becoming more confident in business or it could be that you are an athlete and want to be a winner.

Coaching will be more focus orientated and HeadGym will help you set goals, giving you techniques and strategies so you can stride towards these ambitions.

Coaching sessions are usually shorter than mentoring and here’s why:

Mentoring is about you, about how you feel and about your personal issues and your mental well being. We understand that mentoring needs a different approach to coaching, you may be talking about issues which are delicate and bring up unhappy memories.
HeadGym believe that every situation is changeable, you don’t have to be fixed in a time when you were unhappy; HeadGym believe in the ‘happy ever after’ and that’s where we would like to take you.

Who would benefit from coaching and how could HeadGym help?

  • Are you driven but don’t know how to take the next step to success?
  • Are you stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out?
  • Are you unhappy in your career and would like a new one?
  • Are you a sports person and need motivating?
  • Is work causing you to have stress and anxiety?

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I have decided to get some support, what happens next?

At HeadGym, we believe your mind and body are equally important and we view every client as a fresh individual. There is no set format to follow; your plan will be just that, ‘Your Plan’ and it will be different to everyone else’s because it is personal to you.

You will be allocated a trained mentor who will be matched to your needs and interests. They will welcome you, make you feel at ease and listen to you without judging. With their assistance you will change negative views through reframing, you will learn new techniques and methods make your way to the life you want.

There is no set time for mentoring, we can go as fast or slow as you need, some people may show initial improvement after only a few sessions whilst others require more; there is no right amount.

For example, you have a gambling problem and you work with a mentor who teaches you strategies, it may be our STOP technique, as with any addiction there is no quick fix. You may feel able to stop for a few weeks but then it becomes hard and you need support again, HeadGym understand that sometimes things are tough and you may need prolonged reassurance or other strategies to reach that ultimate goal.

That’s why HeadGym offer a long term approach to mentoring, we understand life is tough and there are always going to be time that cause stress and anxiety but with the help of HeadGym, you CAN get the life you WANT!

The only thing we ask of you is that you ‘want’ to change so we can begin your journey to a better life.

 

Who would benefit from mentoring and how could HeadGym Help?

  • relationships problems
  • drug/alcohol addictions
  • confidence issues
  • self esteem
  • gambling problems
  • mental health issues
  • Stress and anxiety

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Kevin

I can't even begin to capture in words how vital HeadGym is to the people in Redditch - not only for the Redditch Community but also for staff at the Borough Council. It is highly innovative and centres on the person and for me most importantly helps empower people to help themselves. At the Borough Council we very much believe in the philosophy of prevention is better than cure and that our services are built around what the client wants and not what we think they need - this is HeadGym in a nutshell. Not only do we need to make sure we don't lose HeadGym but we need to roll this out far wider.

Kevin

Redditch Borough Council

Karen

HeadGym is providing a service in Redditch that my constituents have and are continuing to find helpful.  Innovation in the area of mental health services is required, and this service provides this, and also helps raise awareness.  It could prove a valuable therapy to patients in distress if it became available more widely.

Karen

MP

James

Head Gym is a great service and has helped me achieve the success I have today, Without Head Gym I would never have got the help that I needed to help myself, I truly believe that Head Gym can help who is in need and looking for some support.

James

Client

Jo

This support has changed the lives of people; it is not a sticking plaster; it empowers people who are low in self esteem and who have no direction in their lives, to choose their own path and go for it!

Jo

becky

This is an invaluable service which must continue.  It's plugged the gap in mental health services available locally in a big way, and in my opinion, is proving much more effective that tradition psychological/psychiatric interventions.

becky

Louise

The impact that the work has had on young people and parents has proved to be a long term solution which prevents other interventions later on.
The outcomes on young people, in particular, are outstanding and we need this service to continue and be even more widely available.

Louise

Helen

I have had experience of using HeadGym both personally and professionally and seen the benefits first hand. The families that have used this service have had positive life changing experiences in all aspects of their lives following depression, issues surrounding anxiety, poor self confidence and self esteem just to mention a few issues. To lose this service would be detrimental. To experience life coaching with HeadGym is a positive way of dealing with problems which differs to counselling although these areas of the past can be explored if needed. HeadGym focuses on goals and aspirations and using strategies to move forward. This service must be kept as so many lives and families have benefited. 

Helen

Judith

HeadGym have supported numerous families in Redditch with outstanding outcomes, making a real difference to people's lives.  Neil has provided a valuable service and met a demand from residents that is not being met by statutory services.  I have spoken to users of the service who cannot thank Neil enough for the improvement in their well-being that has not helped just them as individuals but their wider family.

Judith

Fiona

The impact that HeadGym's approach is astounding. With a 100% increase in WEMWEBS Score's for all attendees, and this is just testament to Neil's dedication to his Clients and improving their mental wellbeing.

Fiona

Wayne

At this moment in time I am really enjoying my life, my life has new meaning and purpose. Things are very positive for me, that is down to the work I have been doing with Neil.

I can honestly say without it I would have ended my life.

Wayne

Client

Paul

Headgym has been really helpful and supportive during the 4/5 months I have attended. My anxiety levels were so high that it was severely impacting on my life. Neil gave me the tools to start managing my condition better.  Neil is always available to offer encouragement if needed. He offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can speak openly about anything. I have now completed my short term goals and with his help I am working towards longer term objectives.

 

Paul

Client

Jim

When I first went to see Neil I was at the lowest point of my life and had been dealing with depression and anxiety for a long time among other issues. I contemplated suicide daily and really thought I was at
the end of the road. With Neil's help I began a journey of self
healing and now I have found confidence, self belief and found an
inner peace I never thought possible. The journey would simply not have been possible without Neil's help and I can't speak highly
enough of him.

Jim

Client

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