Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1 How do I decide between life coaching or counselling sessions?

Counselling focuses on providing psychological interventions that promote the enhancement of psychosocial wellbeing for individuals. The counsellor assists the client in dealing with issues from the past which may be affecting their lives negatively.


Life coaching is more future orientated where the coach will assist the client in goal setting whilst looking and assessing thoughts and beliefs which may be hindering their success and wellbeing.  


Not sure whether you require life coaching or counselling? Give me a call on  +27 62 149 0703 or email me at and I would be more than happy to chat through your requirements and advise on the best way forward.

2 Are life coaching and counselling sessions confidential?

All sessions are confidential. I make notes during sessions and all information and notes on sessions  remain confidential.

3 How long are the counselling sessions?

Counselling sessions: 50-55 minutes

Life coaching sessions: 60-90 minutes

4 How many counselling sessions will I need?

After consulting with the client, we will discuss a plan forward and I will advise the client how many sessions will be needed to assist the client. We will then discuss a plan forward.


Counselling sessions: this ranges from person to person and the reason for seeking counselling which generally range from 4 to12 sessions. The goal of counselling is to assist the client in developing tools to eventually manage his or her problems independently.


Life coaching sessions: This also depends on the person and the reason for seeking coaching. This could range from 4 sessions to long-term coaching. Some people may find it useful to have a coach weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Coaching is not always necessarily long term but this is beneficial for some people.

5 Do medical aids cover the cost of sessions?

Counselling sessions: I am registered with the South African Board of Health Care Funders (BHFS) and affiliated with most medical aids. Please fill in your details on the contact form and I will find out if you covered within your plan as well as the amount of sessions that will be covered. If you are covered, I will claim from your medical aid after each session. If you are not covered then I will give you a cash rate.


Life coaching sessions: these sessions are not covered by medical aids and a cash rate will be discussed with the client. Please contact me for further information.

Kirsten Penderis
Address: Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


Tel: +44 77 66 22 1640 

WhatsApp: +27 62 149 0703