Welcome

to my office and website for Individuals and teams. I provide life counselling, coaching & Supervision to professionals.

The first session

This is our first meeting peer to peer. We have to answer your questions regarding the process and then we focus on your expectations and what is a priority for you to work on.

In addition, we do a need analysis in order to explore the challenges you face and the issues you want to solve.

Duration

CoachingThe duration of each session can be from 45 to 90 minutes –one or two hours (each hour longs 45 min) – according to your needs and our mutual agreement. Each iteration takes approximately two weeks although many times, especially in the beginning, there is request for more intensive sessions. The process usually lasts from one to six months. When your goals are achieved and you feel ready, then it is common to have a follow up session once per month for a certain period of time.

Confidentiality

Our discussions and any kind of information and data we may share are treated with sensitivity as confidential.

Language 

We provide solution-focused systemic counseling and coaching in English, Greek, and if there is a need for multicultural team interventions also in French and German.

Coaching increases your personal and professional awareness. It is a supportive solution-focused process based on the positive mindset.
You receive feedback in an appreciative reflective way, which gives you insight and inspiration in order to find your answers.
We assess and analyse in a creative and effective way your current situation and future perspective and we co-create your action plan.

You may use coaching for:

• facing effectively challenges in holding leading and management positions
• increasing your confidence and your public image
• supporting processes of change and dealing with problematic situations
• personal development & performance management
• personal career planning and work-life balance
• decision making processes concerning current professional issues
• conflict resolution and stress management
• clarification and processing of tasks, functions and roles
• prophylactic measures for burnout

A.      Solution-focused approaches
B.      Systemic Appreciative Counseling
C.      Cognitive Behavior Methods (CBT)

Focused on the above methods, Ι use an eclectic model according to the case. With simple words Ι try to find directly the appropriate solution and not to perpetuate the problem.
A person affects directly its environment as well as vice versa, when something happens in an environment the person is affected too.
Finally, I help the person to understand what is happening and why;  the person acquires self-awareness and strength with the proper support and coaching.

We focus first of all on the present, on what is going on here and now in order to see the world anew. Together we begin instantly to deal with your issues in a solution-focused way.
We start from your desired outcome and then we step back and work on how you can achieve it.

Examples:

  • Are you facing a personal problem that you cannot solve on your own or do you feel that you are in crisis?
  • Do you feel the need to make changes concerning your professional and personal life?

Find out what you really want..

Everything is based on clarity, transparency, appreciation and a constant feeling of trust. Our goal is to make you content and happy.

During my working life, I have aggregated many years’ experience in the areas of counseling, training, conflict and crisis management with individuals and companies.
I am Chartered Psychologist I hold a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Diploma in systemic consultations.
I frequently participate in continuing professional training in a wide variety of subjects relevant to counseling, coaching and supervision in international intervision groups under the support of Association of National Organizations for Supervision in Europe (ANSE).

  • Associate of iOpener institute – Oxford UK
  • Representative of ANSE (Association of national organizations for supervision in Europe) in Greece since September 2012
  • Member of International intervision group – Advantage of Differences since 2009
  • Lead Auditor for Quality management systems according to ISO 9001:2008 Standard Certificate Nr.: 0901088
  • Scientific assistant on EUMU (European Union of small and medium enterprises) in issues of Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Development and European Programs in Greece.
  • Scientific Partner of National treatment centre Villa Ramadas -Portugal licensed by BACP & EATA
  • UKNARIC (National recognition centre for the United Kingdom)  Reference Number 1941653229 Markos Perrakis comparable to British Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) standard
  • Registered Mentor and advisor of EOMMEX authority No MS 0209 03/09/2007
  • Qualified Lecturer of OAED authority since 2006
  • Member of the Greek association of psychologists registration number 1173/ 22-10-2002
  • Chartered psychologist, Licence No 24996/23-07-1999 providing counselling & therapeutic services in more than 3500 individuals the last 17 years

I also provide trainings and supervision for HR Experts and professionals of mental health.

FAQs

Coaching helps people improve their life by defining and fulfilling their goals. Coaching makes people aware of their value and potential, and helps them to discover their strong and weak points, as well as the solutions for their problems.

Coaching includes highly effective techniques that help people solve their problems alone, define their visions, expand their horizons and overcome hesitations concerning their potentials.

It provides them with the tools to overcome their limits and achieve higher levels of performance.
Μarkos Perrakis PhD O. D. Coach

The first half an hour is gratis

Method

Phase One: Goal setting and definition Defining the aim of the consultation and registering the current situation. We are trying to define your expectations from coaching taking into account the difficulties you are currently facing and your desires for the future.

Phase Two: Development of acknowledgement and strategy application.Tracking alternative solutions, possible predicaments and facing them. We create a base upon which you learn new techniques and ways of thinking that help you develop your competence.

Phase Three: Micro coordination, additional support and termination. Goal achievement with timetable. During this final stage we will see how well the changes function and if there is a need for additional modifications.

Who feels that his life has lost its meaning or interest. When his goals are not clear

  • When he tries to achieve something but fails despite his strong will
  • When he feels the pressure to achieve something for which he doesn’t feel competent enough.
  • When his anxieties and fears prevent him from setting goals or making decisive steps for their achievement.

When he wants to get out of a difficult situation in his professional of private life and he hasn’t the required strength to take the right decisions for his future. When he wants to make changes or changes take place in his professional or private life and finds great difficulties in evaluating them in advance and in deciding whether this is what he needs. When he doesn’t know how to manage, to plan and implement them. (Fusions, Fires, HR management in his work environment)

  • Expansion and business initiatives in general, organization, communication, additional responsibilities. Will he react properly? Will he make the best out of them?
  • And for many other cases when he has the need of somebody to support him and urge him to take a positive direction.

As a famous American coach says, coaching “helps players play better!” This “game” can be a job, a business move or a business plan, a personal relationship, a change in our private life etc.Coaching is based on the professional relationship between two persons, the coach and the coachee.

– The coachee is somebody who has the desire to acquire something, to change something on himself or to achieve some important goals.

The coach helps the coachee to find out what he wants, to set achievable goals and plan the next steps for their achievement. The coach “provokes” constantly the coachee to achieve his goals; he supports and “controls” him.

– The coach doesn’t impose anything nor presses the coachee to do anything (though he doesn’t allow him even for a moment to forget his goals or to deviate from them!).

Coach asks the client penetrative, even provocative questions, instead of offering him ready answers and advices. The coach leads the people to ask themselves the important questions in order to discover their strong and weak points. He helps them to set free their potentials and follow the solutions they choose. The coach helps an individual or a team to get aware of the current situation and proceed to the desired result. He inspires them by providing them with the tools to overcome their limits and achieve higher levels of performance and self-fulfilling. The coach has to be demanding, decisive and persistent. He helps the client to concretize his needs, to set priorities and high (but realistic) goals. He motivates him to take action in order to achieve them and he works by his side. The coach will help you to understand and enhance your role in fulfilling your success.  To understand your needs.

  • To see the alternatives you have
  • To take decisions
  • To set priorities in your life
  • To set goals
  • To create an action plan
  • To stay focused on your goals and achieve them
  • To find out how your personal features can influence your personal and professional activities and your ability to achieve your goals
  • To find a work and life balance

Coaching is for everyone who has some problems and he is not sure about his next steps, but also for everyone who is satisfied with his work and his life in general, but feels the need for more inspiration, self-consciousness and “success”.Coaching helps us:

  1. Understand what we really want and how we can achieve it.
  2. To discover positive ways to face difficult situations.
  3. To set priorities and concentrate on them.
  4. To set goals and make a new start.
  5. To feel more secure, optimistic and certain about our choices.

Coaching helps us develop our talents and make use of our potentials. The ideal candidates are those who were recently promoted

New managers, team leaders
Directors, CEOs,
Executives who face challenges against their development.

The coach takes care that the benefits of the employee are in accordance with the company’s strategy and vision. Skills such as effective communication, mobilization, use of feed-back remain forever property of the coachee.

Lack of clear visions and goals, a tough period, a dynamic development, the difficulty of evaluating priorities, non productive behaviours, the will for change, the conflict between values and confusion are good reasons for the using coaching.

Coaching is recommended for everyone who wants to improve himself in a conscious and effective way because:
It reveals him his best self as a right nutrition reveals a healthy way of life.
It makes him familiar with the changes in his environment
It strengthens his self-consciousness It improves the understanding between colleagues.
It makes sure that the team and the individuals set clear goals.
It makes us more flexible under stress conditions.
It increases the levels of creativity and self-fulfilling It makes people happier

Coaching has not to do with a specific hierarchy or a specific job. Whoever wants to develop himself, to get helped, to have a total benefit in his personal and professional work, chooses coaching and makes therefore an investment for himself.

The Science of Happiness at Work

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