Welcome, parents, step-parents and caregivers! How are you?
Are you overwhelmed by constant whining? Is sibling rivalry driving you crazy?
Are you having a hard time with your child's tantrums and behaviour?
Are you feeling exhausted and burnt out?
Is your experience of parenting not quite what you have expected it to be?
You are not alone! These feelings are familiar to many parents, including myself. However, the good news is that parenting can be fun, and not only that - it can bring the best in you and your child. And I can help you get there.
How exactly can I help you? And what is coaching, anyway?
As parents, we usually have a list of pressing concerns and issues (that at times drive us completely crazy). So during our coaching sessions, we go through these problems one by one. We analyse the situations that lead to conflicts and problem behaviours, we look at what worked in the past, what didn't work, and why. Through coaching, I help you look at each problem from different angles, and help you brainstorm solutions that could work for you and your family. Between the sessions, you try out these solutions and see if they work. If something still does not work, we drill down a bit further into the reasons behind your child's behaviour and/or your reaction to it.
Once we have tackled the most pressing issues, I help you to take a step back and think about what you actually want to experience as a parent - e.g. what would your ideal parenting be like? How would it feel? This helps you put your parenting and in fact your life into a perspective, and embrace the bigger picture.
For some of you, this might be the first time that someone is there to listen to you without any judgement, expectation or interruption; in that case, coaching will have a larger component of therapy. For those of you who are more about actions and doing work – it will have a more intense action component.
My goal as a coach is to get you to a place where you can feel empowered as a parent, where you and your child treat each other with understanding, respect and empathy. I want to bring more joy into your parenting experience, to help you raise happy children and lead a fullfilled life. So get in touch with me today to book a free session to see how I can help you!
“Masha is insightful, joyful and prompt to answer all manner of questions. She has an incredible depth of understanding on every subject. I’ve only known her for a short while and already she has been a huge help to me. I can not recommend anyone more highly.”
— Private coaching client
What else do I offer?
Apart from private coaching, I offer support groups and workshops for parents with various needs and concerns, so make sure you check out what's on offer at the moment.
If you would like to focus on exploring your personality and discover your true Self, then check out my Self-discovery sessions.
Check out my videos on life coaching, and soon-to-come videos with help and advice for common challenges that we face as parents.
I am Masha Zakharova, the founder of parents coaching. I am a certified coaching and therapy professional with a BA in Psychology and a PhD in Political Science. I have also been raising 3 boys as a Mum and a Step-Mum together with my partner Andrew in East London, UK. I have gone through many ups and downs of parenting and step-parenting. I am originally from Russia; I lived in Canada for 9 years, and have been living and working in London since 2015.
I love people! I love inspiring and encouraging people of all ages, and bringing smiles to their faces. I hope I can help bring joy and fun into your life as well.