Successful driving through successful coaching – 250-388-6638 – Driving School in Victoria BC Canada

Posts made in August, 2012

Do you accept referrals of traumatized drivers from legal and medical professionals?

Posted in Questions and Answers

“I work with many psychologists, occupational therapists, Workers compensation, insurance adjusters, law offices and medical offices. A professional is always welcome to call me in advance to discuss requirements. My coaching also meets the requirements for court-ordered driving remediation.”

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What if a student is afraid of being yelled at?

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“I understand that the learning experience is difficult for many people. A student does need a no-nonsense coach, but also one who treats them with respect, and is non-judgmental. There are never raised voices during our lessons, each correction is treated as a learning opportunity. Constructive criticism is part of the coaching process, but it is always about the driving decisions, not about the student.”

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How safe is the student during lessons?

Posted in New Drivers, Questions and Answers

“We use a Volvo driving instructor’s car with dual controls (as mandated by ICBC). The Volvo is widely known as an extremely safe and predictable vehicle. Remember, it is my job to maintain control of the vehicle and keep you safe, and I have a brake pedal that is designed to prevent...

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Can a student do a driver’s exam in your car?

Posted in New Drivers, Questions and Answers

“The Volvo can be booked for the road test and a 1 hour brush-up lesson is given before the exam time to touch on each area the student can expect to be tested on.”

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Do you offer classroom courses?

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“All my lessons are tailored to the student’s abilities.  I build on previous skills, and take into account any special needs. No two students require the same instruction, so each student gets my undivided attention in the car. Also, the ability to practice new skills immediately and hands-on means that much more learning is retained.”

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Ingrid Weighton, Driving Coach

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Ingrid Weighton has over 15 years experience teaching, and has gained a reputation as a driving therapist – someone who can help both new drivers and anxious drivers.

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Testimonial – Greg

Posted in Testimonials

I was so very thankful and relieved the day I managed to get into see Ingrid. There were three unsuccessful driving test attempts under my belt while living in Vancouver. My employment was dependent on getting past this test in a short amount of time. I had already spent a lot of money on lessons before Ingrid in the preceding months and just couldn’t get it right. So during a mini break visiting my parents in Victoria, my mum mentioned Ingrid’s name and spoke about her amazing...

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Testimonial – Bob

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I was involved in a rear-end collision in March 2010. I did not see the car that hit me as they immediately left the scene of the impact. As it turned out, the car was stolen and the driver was never identified. As a result of the accident, I suffered both physical and emotional consequences. It was extremely difficult to drive the car for even routine needs let alone engage a rent a car for business purposes in a city where I would be unfamiliar with the roads and traffic patterns. To help me...

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Testimonial – Kelsey

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For many years I avoided obtaining my license out of an innocent fear I had built around driving. Although most of my friends had their ‘N’ and were progressing forward, I felt frozen and stuck by my anxieties. I had succumbed to the belief that I wasn’t someone who was meant to drive and I would forever accept my reliance on public transportation. This belief that I was different than most 20-some-year-olds left me feeling dissociated and confused. My internal voice lead me to question...

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Testimonial – Carrie

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I came to Ingrid because I after was in two motor vehicle accidents in a very short time span ( t-boned and then rear ended), my counselor suggested I see Ingrid. I agreed to give anything a try – I knew i couldn’t continue to drive in fear. Having my infant in the car made me feel like i was a terrible mother and Ingrid helped me to understand that neither accident was my fault, there was nothing i could have done to prevent them, and that my child was well protected in her car...

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Get your life on the road

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Driving therapy at its best–  Ingrid has more than 15 years of experience gearing sessions to the specific needs of each driver. She can help if you’re new to driving, and she really shines if you’ve been rear-ended or witnessed a crash, been ill or suddenly find yourself nervous in traffic. Call Victoria’s driving coach; talk to Ingrid Weighton and get your life back on the road.

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