"It's not selfish to

 love yourself, take

 care of yourself

 and make your

 happiness a

 priority.

 It's necessary." 

 

~ Mandy Hale

​Peace & Empowerment

Coaching & Hypnosis Services

FAQs

I've never been to a coach or counsellor before and don't know what to expect.

Can you give me a better idea of what it's like?

Coaches can vary widely in their approaches and ways of working.  For myself, I strive to meet people where they're at, which means I draw on a broad range of tools and tailor my approach with the aim of best meeting your needs. Sometimes the emphasis is on processing emotions, other times it's on problem-solving and finding solutions. Sometimes people are ready to learn new skills and other times people simply need to be heard, validated and encouraged. Some people get what they want from one session, others find multiple sessions are best. If you'd like to know how we might best address your specific concern(s), please make use of my free consultation offer which is  detailed near the bottom of this page. 


Do you offer couples and family coaching?

Yes, I work with individuals, couples, families and groups.  I require all session participants to be 14 years of age or older as I do not provide coaching nor hypnosis for children.


I think my partner and I would benefit from coaching but they aren't willing to attend an appointment. Can I still make use of your services to help my relationship?

Yes, you can. While couples most often find better results if they attend coaching sessions together, some actually find best results happen if only one partner does the sessions. Even if the former scenario is true for you and yours, learning about communication, working through emotions or gaining helpful perspectives on your own will still be useful, and you can always share these things with your partner privately if you'd like.

 

Do you prescribe medication?

No, prescribing and advising about medication is outside of my scope of practice. If you wish to explore medication as a source of support, please contact your doctor. I am comfortable working with people who are taking medication as well as people who are not.


I noticed you're LGBTQIA-positive. What does that mean?

LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning, Intersex  Asexual,  and "positive" means I'm supportive of all people who identify with any of these --or other ways  --  to speak to the range of human sexuality and genders. 


I read that you're "comfortable with all consensual relationship structures, including non-monogamy." What does that mean?

Human relationships and sexuality are complex things. I recognize that monogamy is not the only natural, healthy expression of intimate human relationship, and I am comfortable working with people who engage in casual, multiple or other non-monogamous relationships with the hope that the parties involved are being respected. If you and your partner are in a monogamous relationship and you're struggling with an extra-marital affair, I can assist you in creating peace with your circumstances.


Do you offer evening or weekend appointments?
I am pleased to regularly offer both day and evening appointments, and I also offer Saturday morning appointments on a selective basis. I will make every effort to accommodate your schedule. 


Where are you located?
I have offices in Dundas and  Aldershot (Burlington), Ontario, Canada. I also provide in-home services if health, mobility or childcare present barriers to in-office sessions. For those outside of my local service area, I offer phone and Skype sessions.


Are your services covered by benefits?

Please refer to the Fees & Location page.


I have more questions. Can I talk with you before booking an appointment?

Yes, I invite you to call or email to schedule a time to have a free, 15-minute phone consultation to determine if my services will be of value to you.


How do I book an appointment?
Simply call or email:

289-237-1596 Lara@PeaceAndEmpowerment.com