Supportive Psychological Coaching (SPC)
Questa’s Supportive Psychological Coaching is designed to offer our clients a practical, cost effective and solutions focused approach to unpick daily challenges and explore ways to improve your quality of life.
We work with you collaboratively in an empathetic and safe therapeutic space to focus on understanding and learning new skills and examining the function of behaviours. SPC integrates coaching skills with helpful psychological elements from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Compassion therapy and ACT, amongst others. The aim is to empower you with understanding and insight and to help you create a toolkit that works for you to manage your challenges and daily struggles more effectively.
We have researched and created an evidenced based, customable programme that you and your the clinician can adapt to your challenges and help you get unstuck. You decide what your priorities are and your clinician will work with you on them.
What can it help with?
In SPC, you can work on various issues depending on your priorities, for example:
Improve attention and memory
Time management and organisation
Frustration/distress tolerance (dealing with impulsivity/hyperactivity and anger)
Interpersonal relationships and how to ask for what you want constructively
Building self-esteem and resilience – understanding yourself and your emotions
Managing low mood and depression
Who is it helpful for?
SPC is applicable to a wide range of issues as it integrates skills coaching and emotion management. It can be particularly helpful if you have a diagnosis of neurodivergence (including Autism and ADHD) or if you think you are on the neurodivergent spectrum. We work with people of all ages, from young people and students to adults who may have been diagnosed in later life.
SPC is also recommended if you have identified any of these difficulties that may or may not be related to neurodivergence.
How does it work?
It involves the clinician working in close partnership with you, usually in weekly sessions, these can be face to face but are usually online, to help you identify the issues that you want to work on and to create a structure in your life. If you have a diagnosis, part of these sessions will focus on understanding how neurodivergence has contributed to the challenges that you experience and the challenges that may have developed as a consequence of learned responses.
Collaboratively with your coach, you will learn and practice skills add initiate change in your daily life. SPC helps in creating a deeper understanding of yourself and learning to work with your strengths whilst limiting the impact of extraneous factors.
Below are brief details of our team offering SPC sessions:
Dr Jason Hill - Psychological Practitioner
Jason is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.
Jason has over 5 years' experience working for the NHS and various charities. He offers coaching to young people and adults presenting with mental health and emotional difficulties related to eating disorders, addictions, and neurodiversity. He is trained in a range of evidence based psychological models and therapies; including, 1:1 and group-based clinical interventions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy (CIT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Emmy Ligard (MBPsS, MSc) – Trainee Clinical Psychologist
Emmy is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Questa. She completed a five-year course in Master of Science in Psychology at Örebro University, Sweden, and is currently gaining clinical experience in England. Emmy’s training consisted of both theoretical approaches, clinical work, assessments, and scientific research. Emmy has experience in CBT, IPT, mindfulness, and assessing neurodiversity’s. Emmy offers psychological supportive coaching.
Joseph Holloway (MSc, BSc) – Assistant Psychologist
Joseph is an Assistant Psychologist. He has completed both an undergraduate in Psychology, and a specialised masters in Clinical Psychology. Joseph has knowledge in CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness and psychotherapeutic approaches. Joseph has experience working with adolescents and adults with mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. Joseph is part of the SPC team offering specialized support to a diverse range of client presentations.
Sessions begin at £65-75 per hour depending on clinician
Initial Assessments are between £97.50-£112.50
To make an appointment or for further information, please contact the referral team:
Telephone: 02381 92487