How It Works

Frequently Asked Questions

#1 MOST-ASKED QUESTION
Is this 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.
PRACTICAL
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 phone or video works amazingly well, even without an initial in-person meeting.

What would suit you? →
WHEN 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 fast do you want to go? →
HOW LONG is a typical coaching session?
My experience shows that 1.5 hours is the optimum length to allow us to get under the skin of a topic.

Other patterns are also possible, e.g. sessions of 50 minutes or an immersion day together.

What would suit you? →
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.

Check pricing for One-to-One coaching →
About COACHING
How is working with a coach different from bringing in a consultant?
A consultant provides expertise in a particular topic, e.g. career pathways.

The kind of input you would expect to get from a consultant is telling you some recommended actions to take.

Consultants I've spoken to mention that the greatest barrier they see with clients is that the nature of the problem and the actions the client needs to take is clear to the consultant, but the client does not take the steps.

Most commonly, the client does not take the actions recommended by a consultant because the steps don't make sense to the client, based on their perspective.

A coach bridges that gap. Instead of telling you what to do (which you may struggle to implement, for a variety of reasons), a coach brings expertise on how you can arrive at powerful and coherent decisions that make sense to you.

I work with you to support you with choosing actions that make sense to you and weathering the inevitable challenges that crop up when your plan is trying to become reality.
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.

Creating positive future outcomes is the primary concern of coaching, so resonances from the past are only explored where they are relevant to unleashing your potential.

Coaches also tend to work with clients for a defined period of time, so you can expect to sign up to work with a coach for six sessions or three months, rather than open-ended, as is common for therapy/counselling.

Some coaches also use 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 coaching techniques.
About PSYCHOSYNTHESIS
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 favours 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.
Is this right for me?
Coaching
Psychosynthesis psychology
Practical matters
How is working with a coach different from bringing in a consultant?
A consultant provides expertise in a particular topic, e.g. career pathways.

The kind of input you would expect to get from a consultant is telling you some recommended actions to take.

Consultants I've spoken to mention that the greatest barrier they see with clients is that the nature of the problem and the actions the client needs to take is clear to the consultant, but the client does not take the steps.

Most commonly, the client does not take the actions recommended by a consultant because the steps don't make sense to the client, based on their perspective.

A coach bridges that gap. Instead of telling you what to do (which you may struggle to implement, for a variety of reasons), a coach brings expertise on how you can arrive at powerful and coherent decisions that make sense to you.

I work with you to support you with choosing actions that make sense to you and weathering the inevitable challenges that crop up when your plan is trying to become reality.
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.

Creating positive future outcomes is the primary concern of coaching, so resonances from the past are only explored where they are relevant to unleashing your potential.

Coaches also tend to work with clients for a defined period of time, so you can expect to sign up to work with a coach for six sessions or three months, rather than open-ended, as is common for therapy/counselling.

Some coaches also use 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 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 favours 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 phone or video works amazingly well, even without an initial in-person meeting.

What would suit you? →
WHEN 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 fast do you want to go? →
HOW LONG is a typical coaching session?
My experience shows that 1.5 hours is the optimum length to allow us to get under the skin of a topic.

Other patterns are also possible, e.g. sessions of 50 minutes or an immersion day together.

What would suit you? →
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.

Check pricing for One-to-One coaching →
#1 MOST-ASKED QUESTION
Is this 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.
GET IN TOUCH
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 obstacles, so we're on the same page.

Rather than steer you to my 'right answer', I will guide you through the steps that will take you to the answer that feels right to you.

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 →
LET'S TALK
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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