In my several years of experience working with clients, I’ve found that around once a week is usually best to start, and then it can be reduced to every other week, every third week, and even once a month or less, all based on the particular person. Starting with once a week sessions provides regular checkpoints on the way toward your goals and helps build momentum of progress. It also doesn’t allow very long to get off track and lose momentum before touching base and regaining perspective and clarity about next steps and the motivation to take them.
While some people just need to be pointed in the right direction with a couple of sessions, in order to accomplish larger aims, most people benefit from a series of sessions, even if not all that frequent. However, again, starting with regular weekly (or every other week) sessions definitely produces the greatest positive results in the vast majority of cases, even if the sessions are short, since they keep people on track and moving forward at the most pivotal part of the process when a new way of being, thinking, behaving, and responding to what’s happening in life is being adopted and integrated. It’s easy to think you understand a concept and how to apply it, and still to be bringing in old patterns and habits in your interpretation; regular sessions allow your understanding to be clarified and the new ways of doing things to be refined and practiced successfully as you learn from your experiences and move forward with your coach.
In summary, in order to stay on track toward your goals, once a week to start, or every other week at the least, is best. Less often and you’re likely to fall back into old patterns and take significantly longer than otherwise to reach your goals.
If you’re ready to get started on track and building momentum toward achieving your goals, I’d be glad to hear from you. Schedule your free session with me now and we’ll get started right away!