Separation and Divorce Coaching
Experiencing a separation or divorce can be hugely stressful. Having to adapt to a life without a partner, especially if you were together for many years, can be challenging. It is normal to feel emotionally volatile, confused or uncertain about the future.
Separation and divorce mediation can be a highly effective way to reduce negative emotions and receive support on how to get back on track with your life. Divorce coaching doesn’t provide legal advice or therapy; it helps you reach your goals and develop your confidence in tackling the many decisions and changes necessary throughout the separation period.
What is separation and divorce coaching?
A separation and divorce coach is a third-party person who helps both individuals and couples at various stages throughout the separation process. They provide people with a listening ear and advice on how to best get through the separation. Coaches are typically trained in family or marriage counselling.
Reasons to get coaching
There are many reasons why a person may seek out separation and divorce coaching, including:
- Being unsure if you should stay in or leave a relationship or marriage and wanting advice
- Being uncertain about what steps to take to separate or divorce from your partner and requiring guidance
- Experiencing a loss of confidence during a separation or divorce and wanting to reclaim your voice
- Requiring a referral to a family law professional
- Wanting help in order to think clearly and deal with stress and overwhelming emotions getting in the way of decision-making
- Needing guidance with parenting plans and ways to assist children during this time; and
- Wanting to learn tools and strategies in order to cope with conflict.
How coaching can help
Separation and divorce coaching provides may benefits, including:
- Improving communication issues that may hinder healthy discussion and problem-solving
- Providing tools and skills that can help people through a separation
- Offering personalised solutions to fit individual needs
- Uncovering emotional issues that may need to be addressed in therapy
- Empowering individuals to become self-sufficient and confident in their decisions
- Providing advice on parenting plans and other separation matters; and
- Minimising the cost of a separation or divorce by reducing conflict.