Coaching

Merilyn’s experience and qualifications in Social Work, Education, Coaching Psychology and Couples and Family Therapy plus over 25 years as a wife, mother and business sole trader equip her to provide broad ranging coaching services.

Merilyn adopts an evidence-based, systems, solution-focused and positive psychology approach to coaching and therapy (often using CBT, ACT and Bowen Family Systems Theory). A supportive space for reflection, insight, clarity, exploring options, planning and making  desired shifts is provided. Merilyn brings psychological insight, practical skill and wisdom to the challenging complexity often involved in relationships, making decisions, managing transitions, intentional change and personal development.

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Individual Coaching

Combining her training with personal experience Merilyn has coached hundreds of people at various life stages in various settings. Her primary focus for coaching is clarifying and working through life’s many choices, changes and challenges (mental, emotional, social, professional, spiritual and physical domains) at an individual, couple and family level.

Making it Happen

Individual Coaching  usually involves 3 to 8 sessions, fortnightly to monthly. The Initial Coaching session can be up to 3 hours with following session length being as required. Sessions can be conducted face-to-face, Zoom or phone. There is no Medicare rebate, however fees fall within the range of psychological services gap i.e. $150 first hour, $75 each following half hour or part thereof.  Clients requiring clinical psychological support will be referred. Merilyn adheres to the AASW Code of Ethics and the ICF Ethical Code and The Standards Australia Coaching in Organisations Handbook. Enquiries and bookings can be made here.

Organisational Coaching

Merilyn has worked with faith-based, educational and corporate organisations over the past 30 years positioning her to offer skills, performance, remedial and developmental coaching at many levels in these settings. This experience includes:

  • National Church Life Survey: researcher, senior presenter, leadership coaching
  • Anglicare Regional Community Development Worker: group training, pastoral and leadership coaching
  • Totally Smart School Wellbeing Seminars: founder, researcher, consultant and presenter
  • Healthworks Corporate: contract wellbeing researcher and presenter.

This wealth of experience enables Merilyn to offer a range of interlinked organisational enhancement coaching services e.g. psycho-educational seminars; individual and team leadership coaching and positive change management interventions.

Making it Happen

Organisational Coaching requests will prompt a needs assessment and proposal. The proposal is likely to include interviews, assessment tool usage, training, one-on-one and group coaching. Fees will be discussed upon request. Merilyn adheres to the AASW Code of Ethics and the ICF Ethical Code and The Standards Australia Coaching in Organisations Handbook. Enquiries and bookings can be made here.