2 December 2020

I am going to keep face to face coaching closed as we emerge from national lockdown into Tier 3 here in Durham.  Sessions are still happening via video call – a great option.

I’ll keep this under review, and will reopen the space when legal and safe to do so.

I do the majority of my life coaching via video calls and it works brilliantly for coaching.  I have clients throughout the UK, Europe and even further afield.  Obviously, with the current coronavirus situation, this provides effective and COVID-secure life coaching.

That said, there are people who choose me as their life coach because they want to work with together in person.  They struggle to work in the same way via Zoom or Skype etc. and find they get something different from a face to face session.  For some, it can be important to get out of their own environment to be able to think clearly and talk openly and honestly.  Alternatively, being together but outside doesn’t always provide the required privacy or sense of security – and here in the north east, the weather can work against us!

As such, and in line with the latest UK Government guidelines, I have reopened my coaching space in Durham for in-person sessions.  Obviously, safety is my top priority.  I have implemented many changes which meet and surpass regulations to provide COVID-secure life coaching.

COVID-Secure Life Coaching – In-Person

  • Touch-free access from the road to the coaching space

  • No need to enter main body of house

  • Well-spaced appointments

  • No crossover with other people

  • No more than 2 face to face clients per day

  • 2 metre social distancing at all times

  • Well ventilated room

  • Non-invasive clear acrylic sheet between coach and client for extra safety

  • Thorough cleaning regime as regulated

  • Following all UK Government COVID regulations

  • COVID-safe toilet facilities available if required

Infection Prevention and Control

Anyone who comes for face to face coaching has to adhere to my COVID-19 Infection Prevention & Control Policy.  This document highlights what measures I am taking to make the coaching as safe as possible, and what clients are also expected to do.  In addition, this specifies that no one will attend their appointment if they feel unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms.  This also applies if you are living with, or sharing a support bubble with, someone who is unwell or has COVID symptoms. Or if you have been advised to self isolate by the NHS Trace and Test scheme.  There will be no fee for late cancellations/amendments in these cases and, if feeling well enough, coaching can be transferred to video call instead.

Of course, these regulations apply to me also.

Sadly, right now, there is always an increased risk with seeing people in person so if you have reservations or are in the higher risk categories, I would strongly suggest that you choose the option of video call coaching.  As I say, it’s a really effective method and eliminates any risk altogether.

If you would like to know more about any of this, and chat through your options, please just get in touch.