Resilience Coaching for Doctors with Dr Chris Johnstone
Having a medical background, I’m familiar with the pressures and issues faced by doctors. I am particularly experienced at helping people deal with stress, cultivate resilience, deepen motivation, develop a better work/life balance, improve mood, change habits, increase effectiveness and strengthen purpose in life. Living in the north of Scotland, I coach over the phone or via Skype, with sessions usually lasting an hour. I charge £95 an hour or a reduced rate of £450 for a course of six sessions.
What is coaching?
The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as ‘partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential’. I see it as involving a series of conversations designed to support you to make progress in directions important to you, exploring how to deal with issues that come up and keep yourself motivated along the way.
“Before I spoke to Chris, I felt like I was going round in circles with a life changing dilemma.
I came away with renewed clarity and purpose.” Dr Jessica Buchan (GP)
How I work
My starting point is to explore what you would most like to gain from coaching, and also if there is anything you wouldn’t want. For example, what words naturally follow these two starts to a sentence?
What I’d really like from coaching is…
What I wouldn’t be so keen on is…
Once we’ve identified the purpose or purposes you’d like coaching to serve, my role is to be an ally to you in this. Coaching can be as short as a single session or can continue over a period of weeks, months or years, depending on what is needed. Sessions are often at monthly intervals, but can be more or less frequent; we design together a coaching plan to provide the support you require.
The coaching I offer works well particularly in combination with the Resilience for Doctors online course, as the course provides a background framework and toolkit that can be drawn upon, increasing the benefits of both the training and coaching process.
What I bring
With over twenty-five years experience of helping people find their strengths and follow purposes important to them, I draw upon a wide range of coaching tools and psychological approaches. As well as having well-developed listening skills, I draw upon motivational interviewing (for tapping into deeper motivations), positive psychology (for cultivating positive qualities and emotions), problem solving (for opening up new ways forward) and the resilience training approach (for dealing with stress and adversity).
The Coaching Contract
I charge £95 an hour or a reduced rate of £450 for a series of six sessions. I charge a 50% cancellation fee if a session is missed or cancelled at less than two hours notice. I ask for full payment within two weeks of each coaching session, either by direct bank transfer (details supplied when coaching arranged), cheque or paypal (see button below)
I am a member of the Association For Coaching (UK), and follow their code of ethics and good practice. This includes respecting the confidential nature of our coaching conversations.
How to book a session
Please contact Dr Chris Johnstone using this link
You can pay by direct bank transfer (details supplied on enquiry) or via paypal using the button below, selecting either a single session or a course of six.
Paypal accepts credit/debit cards and, where needed, converts currencies.