Frequently Asked Questions


My role as a separation and divorce coach is explained throughout my webpage.  However, here are two further explanations that may interest you:

Divorce coaching is a flexible, goal-oriented process designed to support, motivate, and guide people going through divorce to help them make the best possible decisions for their future, based on their particular interests, needs, and concerns. Divorce coaches have different professional backgrounds and are selected based on the specific needs of the clients. For example, some divorce coaches are financial planners, mental health professionals, lawyers or mediators who have experience dealing with divorcing clients”. American Bar Association

The leading divorce coaching organisation, CDC, describes a divorce coach as “a sounding board, a thinking partner, a challenger of beliefs that sabotage goals, a facilitator of learning and someone whose primary goal is to influence and develop others to their fullest potential and desired outcomes.”

A divorce coach is not a therapist. Coaching is designed to focus on taking actions to help accomplish the goals that clients define. 

A divorce coach is not a lawyer. I have general information about family law such as the family court system and family law processes including different alternate resolution pathways.  I cannot not advise you on your specific legal rights which are based on your unique circumstances - that is a lawyer’s role. I encourage clients to consult a lawyer for advice about their particular situation throughout the process. 

If I was to coach you, the information exchanged between us is confidential except as required by law.  

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I’m taking a little break from taking on new family dispute resolution clients while I focus on coaching, the podcast and other research projects.  However, if you are seeking coaching to prepare for an upcoming mediation, please send me an email or use the contact option on my home page.

If you would like the name of an alternate family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP), please send an email including the name of the town or city you live in.  If I have a suggestion for an FDRP in your area, I will send you an email by return. There are some amazing FDRPs and it would be a pleasure to point you in the right direction.