Are our interactions confidential?
Absolutely, without question. Confidentiality is something I take extremely seriously.
What is the difference between relationship coaching and marriage counseling?
In most cases, marriage counseling is a past-focused discipline--meaning, a lot of looking back to see how you and your partner got to where you are now. In relationship coaching, we don't dwell on the past. Instead, we are goal-driven and focused on utilizing specific skills for your unique relationship needs.
Additionally, if you are seriously considering divorce, or are dealing with more serious mental or emotional issues, relationship coaching is probably not the route you want to take. If you need assistance finding a therapist near you that can help you work through these or similar urgent needs, contact me and I can help you.
What can I do if my partner doesn’t want to be coached?
Truth be told, this is not uncommon. From my experience, relationship coaching is really not effective if a person isn't willing to do the work. So, if your partner is adamant about not participating, it's probably best to not push it too much. However, it can still be very beneficial for the relationship if even just one person participates in relationship coaching. I offer individual coaching packages that can be tailored to focus on your relationship goals.
What if I'm single? How can I benefit from relationship coaching?
Singles can greatly benefit from my individual coaching packages because my techniques are deeply entrenched in communication skill-building, which improves ALL relationships (even future partnerships!), as well as really dialing into your inner compass to take action steps toward realizing your life's hopes and dreams, which will also benefit you in your current and future relationships by understanding how to compromise and what your non-negotiables are, where trust comes from, and how to prioritize play.
What if I don't live in Laguna Hills or California? Or even anywhere in the United States?
If you have a phone line or an internet connection, you are still an excellent candidate for relationship coaching! Relationship coaching gives me the freedom to meet you where you are. We can connect via Skype, Google Hangout, or Facetime, through phone calls, email, or video chat. This is quite possibly the best thing about relationship coaching!
Is relationship coaching for me?
Let me make this clear: If you are a human in a relationship, then relationship coaching is for you. No, seriously. Relationships are messy. They just are, even the good ones. I don’t think there is a single person on the planet that has evolved past the point of ever needing help, guidance, or an alternate perspective from time to time. And human communication is oh so complicated--there’s just no way to ever perfectly master it. But, do you want to know the beautiful upside to that? With every conscious improvement we make, the closer we get to our most authentic selves and our most connected relationships. So, whatever stage your relationship is in--whether you’ve been together for 3 months or 30 years--you can always connect deeper with yourself, and can always fall deeper in love with your partner.
How many relationship coaching sessions do we need?
I ask clients for an initial commitment of 6-8 sessions. At that point we evaluate and re-negotiate the relationship: the client may decide to extend the relationship for some additional duration of time, to terminate the relationship or to set up occasional sessions as needed. According to an International Coach Federation survey, the duration of a coaching relationship is on average almost 9 months.
What makes relationship coaching with The Happy Couple Expert so special?
I get you. I SO get you. As a fellow DINK, I know intimately the challenges and benefits of living a child-free life. As a trained therapist, I also have the ability to take you deeper than traditional coaching while staying focused on the here and now- so your goals can be met and you can live the EPIC life you were born to live.
What can I expect from a relationship coaching session?
Expect to be challenged. Expect to be changed. Expect to be exhausted after our sessions- it means you're working hard and progressing! Expect to increase your relationship to EPIC status!
What are my payment options?
If you need to breakdown the package price into a payment plan, please contact me directly at Robyn@TheHappyCoupleExpert.com so that we can work out a plan that fits you!