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What is Therapeutic Life Coaching?

The September Diploma programme is filling up now. I will be removing the £1000 early booking discount on 24th March to focus on the September 2025 intake which will have an early booking discount of £500.


You can contact me on 07530 803903 if you want to discuss possible enrolment on either programme to see if it fits your training needs. You can also email on fusionme@btinternet


Train to be a Fusion Therapeutic Life Coach


Perhaps you’re a counsellor looking to add advanced coaching tools to elevate your practice.

Or you may be a coach, who wants to deepen and broaden your therapeutic skills.

Perhaps you are a hypnotherapist using powerful psychological techniques and would like a safe and solid theoretical framework.

You may be working in schools, human resources, the police, the NHS or in another helping profession and want to be more effective for your clients.

Or you might wish to develop a brand new and exciting career working in the rewarding world of mental health and wellbeing.


NHS approval


With the NHS now recommending life coaching as an appropriate intervention for depression, the gap between the worlds of coaching and counselling continues to narrow.Meanwhile, the Fusion Model has been leading the way for more than 13 years providing a safe and ethical bridge to move seamlessly from one paradigm to the other based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of innate human needs and the role of emotions in pushing us to get those needs met.


What is Life Coaching?


All life coaching is holistic in its approach, taking a ‘whole person’ view and, while Executive Coaching, for instance, may focus purely on an individual’s professional growth, life coaching takes a full 360 degree view of the person in the context of their relationships and environment.

All life coaches work collaboratively to explore themes like work, health, relationships, home and learning together with work-life balance.

All good life coaching will help people work towards becoming the best version of themselves.

What sets Fusion apart is the highly advanced level of training; the extensive range of skills, the focus on emotional intelligence and removal of blocks connected with unprocessed past events. GROW is part of the training. 


Coaching Models: GROW and Beyond


Coaching has become an increasingly popular approach to personal and professional development, helping individuals unlock their potential and achieve their goals.

Among the numerous coaching styles and models, the GROW model gained recognition for its simplicity and effectiveness. However, it is just one of many powerful coaching tools that can facilitate growth and transformation.

Let’s look at four coaching models, including GROW, to provide a broader understanding of their unique features and potential applications. 


The GROW Model  


The GROW model, developed by John Whitmore, is an acronym for Goal, Reality, Options, and Will. It follows a structured process that guides both the coach and client through each stage of the conversation. The GROW model emphasizes setting clear and specific goals, assessing the current reality, exploring various options, and using will to commit to a course of action.It promotes self-awareness, solution focus, goal clarity, and accountability, making it a practical, versatile and widely used coaching model. 


The CLEAR Model 


The CLEAR model is a coaching framework designed by Peter Hawkins and Nick Smith. CLEAR stands for Contracting, Listening, Exploring, Action, and Review. This model emphasizes the importance of establishing a clear coaching contract and creating a safe and trusting environment for the coaching relationship to flourish.It places significant emphasis on active listening, powerful questioning, exploring different perspectives, and taking action. The CLEAR model facilitates deeper exploration and supports individuals in identifying and implementing meaningful change.


The OSKAR Model 


The OSKAR model, which stands for Outcome, Scaling, Know-how, Affirm/Action and Review was developed by Mark McKergow and Paul Z. Jackson. This model lends itself to solution-focused coaching, focusing on strengths and resources rather than problems. The OSKAR model encourages individuals to envision their desired outcomes, scale their current situation, identify their strengths and resources, affirm their progress and determine the necessary actions.It is a positive and future-oriented coaching model that helps individuals tap into their own potential and find practical solutions. Empathic listening and clear goal setting are key skills for the coach.


The FUSION Model


FUSION  has a framework of Free talk, Understand, Solutions, Information, Outcomes, Neural retraining.


It was developed by psychotherapist and coach, Frances Masters and integrates core counselling skills with advanced coaching methods.


The FUSION approach is an example of an advanced transformational model founded on Maslow’s theory that human beings have a range of innate biological, psychological and sociological needs that respond to the environment plus a range of  innate emotional drivers to get those needs meet.

Depending on life circumstances, clients move between an ‘ok’ zone (traditional coaching territory) to a ‘not ok’ zone (traditional counselling territory).


FUSION Model training teaches advanced skills to support clients wherever they are on the continuum of wellbeing


Integrating models





Coaching models like GROW, CLEAR, OSKAR, and FUSION provide coaches and clients with a structured approach to guide conversations and facilitate growth and development.

Models provide a framework and theoretical understanding that free up creativity and headspace so that the coach can relax and be more present for their client. 


THE FUSION THERAPEUTIC COACHING DIPLOMA and MASTER-COACH TRAINING  2024/25A comprehensive 60 hour integrated coach-counselling programme led over 6 months with 12 months tutor support delivered via Zoom as small group training by leading BACP accredited psychotherapist Frances Masters


Aimed at counsellors, coaches, psychologists and wellbeing practitioners who want to safely and ethically integrate key counselling skills and advanced coaching techniques to help clients achieve fast and effective outcomes no matter where they are on the continuum of wellbeing.


On completion of the programme, learners will have:

A direct path to accreditation with the Association for Coaching to prestigious Master-Coach level

A certificate of achievement from NCFE; an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators Ofqual and overseen by GOV.UK

 Access to the practitioner’s session manual with everything you need for a 5 session frame-work including assessments, work sheets, psycho educational sheets, visualisation scripts and outcome measures 

A theoretical and practical understanding of Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, Human Givens and Fusion Model approaches to counselling and coaching

A deep understanding of how to use a whole-person approach to your client work

A one session working model for guiding your client through pacing, turning and leading from problem- to solution-focus

The ability to harness imagery, metaphor, story and guided visualisation to dramatically accelerate client outcomes

Three advanced imaginal exposure techniques for resolution of trauma, OCD, anxiety and anger attacks

Key theories for loss and grief with pragmatic interventions for supporting and advancing clients through their grieving journey

Psycho education of the strengths and challenges of the systemising brain and how to empower your neuro-diverse client

A deep understanding of how to harness the brain’s reticular activating system to motivate, set and achieve goals

Effective strategies for communication and conflict resolution 

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