Ruth will be joined by CHIEF members at their flagship London HQ in Bedford Square for an evening meet-up to talk through her recently published peer reviewed research in the European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology. Here she will be sharing some case studies of the work Ruth has led as a trauma informed coach.
Unlike psychotherapy and other forms of counselling, the coaching profession isn’t subject to stringent rules and regulations. In fact, almost anybody can become a coach with very little supervision or training, and this is probably due to the profession’s origins in business and career coaching.
However, it is now recognised that many clients entering the coaching realm are also experiencing highly challenging life situations, which means that, even if their core coaching aim relates to career progression or work, life more generally, including trauma and adversity, can play a key role in coaching discussions.
Many of the coaches Ruth interviewed during her research acknowledged this shift, and, although they felt that, as a coach, they should be able to discuss a client’s broader life challenges, many felt ill-equipped to do so.
It promises to be an informative and engaging presentation and discussion.