Health Coaching is a service offered to help create lasting change to improve a person’s well-being and overall health.
It is a series of 20-40 minute sessions, usually 6 in total, designed to work through lifestyle changes, develop the skills and take control of your own health.
Health coaching is not about giving advice on how to improve your health.
People often have already received advice on how to make healthy changes in their life. They already know what changes to make, but circumstances make these changes difficult to start or keep up.
That’s where health coaching comes in. It helps to increase motivation, introduce healthy behaviours, and develop ways of living a healthier life in a way that works for you.
What can health coaching help with?
You may want to lower your weight due to health concerns or simply to feel more comfortable in your body. The health coach will work with you to explore ideas, plan and put into action changes which are realistic and long lasting.
A healthier diet can help manage health conditions and reduce risk of future ill health. We work together to identify what the reasons are behind a less healthy diet and find healthier alternatives.
More active lifestyle/exercise
Increasing activity can help improve quality of life, health, and wellbeing. However this can be difficult if you have a sedentary job, mobility issues or simply do not like physical activity. Health coaching helps you to look at increasing activity in your life in a way that suits them.
Reducing stress and low mood
Physical and mental health is interlinked, and difficulty in one area can often have an impact on the other. A health coach can help you identify tools and activities which may help to improve your psychological well-being.
Managing Health Conditions (Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Hypertension)
Lifestyle can have a dramatic impact on pre-existing health conditions. People who have received health advice for a condition but struggle to integrate this into their life may benefit from health coaching.
How do I access Coaching?
Ask your GP or Nurse for a referral or simply contact the surgery. A Coach will call to have an initial chat.
If you don’t wish to proceed, that’s OK—but if you feel coaching will be helpful, we’ll arrange your 1st appointment!