The difference between counseling, coaching and consultation has to do with focus and time commitment. People come to counseling to explore issues weekly or biweekly over time, to build a longer term relationship with the therapist, to get to know themselves more deeply, to work over time at tackling issues and honing skills. Coaching is best for people who want to clarify a goal, define steps toward that goal, and have an advisor/cheerleader to talk to and hold them accountable. Consultations are perfect for talking over an issue in 1-4 sessions, for getting clarity on an issue, for asking for guidance and resources.
If you don’t know what you need, just email or call, and Anya will consult with you to figure this out!
Coaching fits when you want help clarifying specific goals, and help defining the steps to achieve them. As your coach, Anya is your cheerleader, advisor, mirror, and guide in making positive changes in your health and self-care, changes that are unique to you and your life — not someone else’s SHOULD’S, but your CAN-DO’S!
A fundamental tool in Eating with Grace is the DOABLE — ie, defining a small step that you believe you can do in your life, and researching how exactly you can do that. (See blog post: )
Coaching is a great way to stay focused on doables! And to think in new and empowering ways about habitual obstacles in your life to taking really good care of yourself.
Coaching is about bringing forward your own knowing, skills, and resources to serve you.
Prepare to be encouraged, feel better, and even have some creative fun!
How does it work
1 Contact Anya for a 20-minute free consult, or to set up your initial session.
2 In our initial 1.5 hour session we determine your goals for coaching, and decide on the details of the Coaching Contract, and to begin working together, including defining your first “Homework Assignment.”
3 Subsequent sessions are scheduled according to the Coaching Contract, usually by phone, video-conferencing or in person, for a half-hour weekly or biweekly.
4 Duration of coaching is dependent on goals and amount of support you wish.
5 Follow up half-hour or one-hour sessions are available as needed.
6 Most sessions conclude with an assignment to consider between sessions.
7 We can revise and change the Coaching Contract according to you evolving needs & growth.
Fees. Coaching fees vary according to the contract, link to coaching page fees. Contact Anya for more info.
Anya offers consultation services to individuals, as well as concerned family members, significant others, and friends of individuals suffering with food, weight, body image and recovery issues.
Anya helps people assess their compulsive eating and weight loss issues, and directs them to resources that can really help them, and also guides families and loved ones to resources for information and support. Consultations can happen confidentially over the phone, videoconferencing, or in person. Contact Anya for more info.
Fees. Consulting fees vary. Contact Anya for more info.