How I Work

Frequently Asked Questions

Coaching
Psychosynthesis psychology
Practical matters
Is this right for me?
How is coaching different from therapy/counselling?
The primary goal in undertaking therapy/counselling is for you, the client, to feel better.

With coaching, there is a focus on some other tangible goal/s that you are pursuing. That might be enhancing your leadership skills, identifying your career direction, supporting you in acquiring new skills towards a promotion, building up your confidence in social settings, creating more enjoyable personal relationships, etc.

Coaches have increasingly been turning to complementing their skills with insights and training from the practical psychology/counselling domain, to enhance their ability to help you, the client, achieve and accomplish.

I specialise in Psychosynthesis psychology.
Do you use any specific coaching methodologies?
I work with a number of coaching methodologies, most commonly something called GROW.

GROW is a popular coaching methodology. The title is a mnemonic, which decodes like this:

Goals (where you want to be headed)
Reality (where you're currently at)
Options / Obstacles (for your path ahead)
Will - which path you will choose for your journey

In our work together, I help you map out and triangulate the 'territory' you're travelling, making the path ahead much clearer.

I also draw on a portfolio of other approaches from coaching and practical psychology, because there is no one answer to everything.

I use Psychosynthesis psychology to complement the coaching techniques.
Is Psychosynthesis similar to analysis?
Synthesis is complementary to analysis.

Analysis takes something apart to looks at its constituent parts. This can be helpful for understanding and upgrading each element separately.

Synthesis puts the elements together and gets them to integrate, harmonise, so that you can move forward in a whole-hearted way.

You've heard the expression 'the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing'. This is an apt description for how we sometimes function inside, as well. Think of any complicated decision you're trying to make: one bit of you is counselling going one way, and another bit of you would rather go a different way. However much you try to argue it out, reaching agreement is often far from obvious. This is where the powerful approach of Psychosynthesis can really help.
Where can coaching session/s take place?
All of your sessions can be conducted in person or virtually over video conferencing (Skype, Zoom etc.) or telephone.

In-person coaching sessions can take place

  • at my practice in central Brighton
  • at your home if within travelling distance from Brighton (charges for travel time & costs would be billed separately)
  • at your workplace (charges for travel time & costs would be billed separately)

Coaching over video works amazingly well, even without an initial in-person meeting.
When in the week could my coaching session/s take place?
My core practice hours are weekdays (Monday - Friday) 9am to 6pm.

Coaching sessions are available during weekday evenings and week-ends, by arrangement.
How often would my sessions be?
Typically, I speak with clients either weekly or fortnightly.

The frequency is up to you. How fast do you want to go?

If you're going through an intense period or handling a fast-paced transition, weekly sessions would fit the bill better.

If you're shifting something more long-term, and prefer to have time to absorb the impact of each conversation, fortnightly might suit you.

Other patterns are also possible, e.g. an immersion day together.
How much do you charge?
The packages I offer are designed to serve you.

The range of packages reflects the size of undertaking you're aiming to tackle.
How do I find out if this is right for me?
I welcome you as a client to my practice. Many people are unfamiliar with this type of work and have many more questions than can be answered here. I provide a 30 minute complimentary consultation when we can talk about your needs and when you can get an overview of a personalised coaching plan.

Please get in touch via email, Facebook messenger, or just call me to schedule your discovery call.
BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL
Margarita Steinberg
Call: +44 (0)7717-315-078
Email: byheart.coaching@gmail.com

You can also contact me directly via Facebook Messenger:
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A COACHING SESSION
All coaching conversations are conducted in confidence and are generally informal in tone.

We will discuss your goals and the obstacles in the way for you, so we're on the same page. We will explore aspects of both your goals and what has been holding you back that you might not have considered before.

The focus is on freeing you for action, not forcing you into anything you don't feel ready for.

We will go at the pace that you can handle, so there will be plenty of time to pause and reflect, if you need it.

I often invite clients to write out some of what we're discussing, because it can really support and clarify your thinking.

Snapshot after a coaching session
At this session, I put up some sticky notes on the blackboard wall, to illustrate the discussion
Coaching gets you there faster and lets you travel in style.
Margarita Steinberg
Teacher-Trainer-Mentor-Coach
Margarita is a qualified Psychosynthesis Leadership Coach, and brings to her work a kaleidoscope of skills and experience: in teaching & training, creativity, counselling, psychology, language, career guidance and Life Design, and holistic health and spiritual practice.

Meet Margarita
Margarita Steinberg
Teacher-Trainer-Mentor-Coach
Margarita is a qualified Psychosynthesis Leadership Coach, and brings to her work a kaleidoscope of skills and experience: in teaching & training, creativity, counselling, psychology, language, career guidance and Life Design, and holistic health and spiritual practice.

Meet Margarita
FIND OUT IF IT'S RIGHT FOR YOU
Margarita Steinberg
Call: +44 (0)7717-315-078
Email: byheart.coaching@gmail.com

You can also contact me directly via Facebook Messenger:
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