Do I need Coaching or Counselling?
R-evolution For Good launched its new coaching and counselling services for families experiencing financial difficulty in Moray in November 2020.
Both services were created in response to the feedback from families that they needed 1-2-1 support to help them step out of the cycle of poverty. Families told us that they needed support from their individual frame of reference to help them step forward.
But why have we created the two different support services? They both work together and are very different, many people have asked us ‘what’s the difference?’. We have created an explanation that will help you identify the difference.
Counselling is available to adults over the age of 16 free of charge, to help them deal with issues they may be facing, i.e. historical trauma or adversity. This is a therapeutic service allowing individuals the support they need to heal and and step out of the cycle of harmful or negative behaviours. Many of the parents we spoke to advised that they want to break the cycle of financial difficulty for their family and that their own adverse experiences are holding them back. It is very important that the service is accessible, the barriers being cost and accessing the service. We have removed these barriers and have created a service that is free and that they can access without being means tested, making it available to all families.
Coaching is available to the family rather than just the parents. The reason it is different is that its not about healing from past trauma, coaching is all about the future. Coaching helps you to vision what your ideal world looks like and to identify the steps you need to get there, manoeuvring or removing the barriers you face as you go. This is a very supportive relationship with the coach you are working with who will help you set your goals for the whole family, so that you move forward as a team, making change that works positively for all. Coaching can be challenging, as your coach may challenge your thoughts, ideals and choices, but it is a strengths based support that will work to believe in you and step forward to the life you have visioned.
How would I choose which is right for me?
When you contact us to arrange either counselling or coaching, we will arrange to meet with you and talk to you about what are looking for support with. One of our team will meet you and help you to look at what support is right for you, they will how each works and will make sure that you are allocated to the right support for you and your family.
Why does coaching involve the whole family?
This is an important point, because many support services are for either parents or children, we feel its important that the service supports the whole family together. Many supports are in place to encourage change for parents but don’t assess how that affects the children, or vice versa. We feel its important that the whole family are involved and the voice of the whole family are heard. We have been asked mny times why we feel this is important, the answer is simply that is what families told us they wanted. They don’t want to be making choices or changes that have a detrimental effect on their children, that it is important that everyone is considered. Our vision is to end child poverty and we can’t do that without taking the children involved into consideration and making sure that their voice is heard.
Where do I sign up?
If you have been supported by Moray School Bank then you can access these services by sending us a short email to email@example.com, with your name and contact number and we will give you a call to arrange a meeting to discuss how we can help.
If you are a parent who has school age children and are struggling financially but have never been supported by Moray School Bank then to access support you will ned to be referred by an agency who can advocate that you need support, i.e. social work, school, health etc. Once we have a referral we will make contact to arrange a meeting.