Common Questions

about Bill Tierney Coaching

 

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How long are sessions?

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Depends. The typical individual session is 60 minutes. But occasionally, it makes sense to do 90 minute sessions when using the IFS model for healing and updating sub-personalities that prevent the client from taking actions necessary to achieve their objectives.

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How often do you meet with your clients?

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Personal Development Coaching works best when we meet weekly up to four times a month. But if scheduling or finances present challenges, we can discuss meeting twice a month.

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Where do you meet with your clients?

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Starting in March of 2020, I closed my office where I was meeting some of my clients face to face and began using Zoom video conferencing for all my clients. Some clients prefer to use the phone only.

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What days and times to you meet with clients?

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I meet with clients from 8 AM to 5 PM (Pacific time zone) Monday through Thursday. I also meet with potential clients for free 30-minute discovery calls during my regular hours and on Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM. To schedule a 30-minute discovery session, click on this link.

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What’s the difference between Personal Development Coaching and therapy?

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The best way for me to answer is by telling you about my experiences in both environments.

I go to therapy for healing and to deal with emotional and cognitive breakdowns. There are many styles of therapy. I have experienced EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Bio-Energetics Therapy, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, and talk therapy both as an individual and in groups. Therapy is present and past focused. Present challenges usually point to beliefs and patterns influenced by an unresolved past.

I go to coaching to get help with the things that stop me from having the life I want. Coaching helps me establish the gap between what I want in life and what I have. It also helps me explore and discover what I put in my own way, to get past my the stories I tell myself, to identify objectives and goals, to formulate plans to achieve whatever I wish, and to hold myself accountable to the commitments I make to live into the life I want. Coaching is present and future focused with occasional visits to the past. In my coaching practice, those visits to the past can be for a few minutes or for a series of sessions over several weeks depending on what is needed to help clients achieve the objectives.

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What do you charge for coaching?

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I ask my individual clients to make a 12 session minimum commitment at a cost of $2400 which can be paid up front or in three payments: An initial payment of $1000 and two monthly payments of $700. After the initial 12 sessions, clients can continue coaching month to month for $800 per month ($200 per session).

I also offer group coaching. I’ve created a personal development program for groups that uses the Internal Family Systems model. Group coaching is more affordable. Go to the Self-Led Project page for more information.  

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Do you offer a sliding scale?

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No. But I offer two 90-minute pro bono groups each week for those who wish to be supported in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model and who cannot afford my coaching fees.

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You charge more than most therapists. How do you justify the cost?

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I am not a therapist and the services I offer are not a substitute for therapy. Some of my clients use my services and also see a therapist. While I am trained and certified in the IFS therapy model, I use it to support the client’s coaching objectives. Therapy is for healing. Coaching is for generating whatever a client desires in their life. If what you are looking for is healing, I highly recommend finding an IFS therapist by going to the IFS website, www.IFS-Institute.com for a list of IFS trained therapists and practitioners.

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Do you bill insurance?

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No. I am not a licensed therapist. I accept cash or credit.

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