How is Coaching different than Counselling?
Coaching, as a profession, has made some dramatic increases in membership, especially in North America. Counselling, on the other hand, has received much less attention.
While reviewing coaching descriptions, you may come across repeated assertions that counselling only deals with the past, or is for those who are 'sick'. Coaching is for those already successful people who are ready to make (even more) significant advancements in their life.
Both processes, counselling and coaching, may use very similar methods, while they differ in some subtle, and not so subtle ways.
Basically, I use the following definitions to guide my practice:
For both counselling and coaching I use the "Wheel of Life" as a foundation to examine the current situation, existing and emerging priorities, and measure progress toward desired results. The Wheel of Life spokes typically include:
For more background on coaching, click here.
There are a variety of methods to support improvement in the above spokes. Count on some dialogue (talking) between yourself and your coach or counsellor (me), some quiet time to reflect (gather [or change] your thoughts) and some action – to create new experiences and results in your life. Additionally, as a qualified hypnotherapist, I provide specific support for:
Not sure what you would like to work on? Please contact me to help explore where and how we can improve your current situation.
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