Psychological coaching

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I’ve been at the British Psychological Society over the past couple of days with the Centre for Coaching, doing a CPD course in cognitive behavioural approaches to performance coaching. It’s been excellent so far and I’ve got so many takeaways to integrate into client work. Some really important insights into my emotional boundaries as a coach too. Plus bonus points for these beautiful images outside the training room.

“Psychology is about what people (think, feel and do,) sometimes all at the same time. (…) Psychology is also about how we make sense of life. In this no two people are the same.”

Looking forward to the full cert in psychological coaching in November!

Cognitive behavioural coaching

Continuing professional development is vital in order to ensure that you’re keeping your knowledge and skills up to date and fit for purpose. I’m studying coaching psychology at the moment and it’s been very interesting to discover how much my coaching practice already aligns with cognitive behavioural principles.

The essence of cognitive behavioural psychology is that you feel as you think. It is the meaning we attach to events that causes our emotional reactions, not the events themselves. I very much like this proposition because I think taking emotional responsibility is fundamental to our psychological wellbeing. I’ll be posting a longer article on this very soon – keep an eye out for it.

Looking forward to learning more so that I can work with clients even more effectively!

– Written by Natalie Snodgrass Tan, Quiet Space Ltd