Why would I even need coaching? Shouldn’t I go to a counsellor if I don’t feel like myself?
It’s a good question, and one which needs answering because generally speaking it isn’t very clear whether someone should seek help from a psychologist, a life coach or a counsellor. They are all different types of helping professional but it isn’t common knowledge what that difference actually is.
When somebody has a mental health condition, or they’ve been through a trauma or have deep-seated behavioural problems, then a psychologist or psychiatrist can help you deal with and treat that issue. A counsellor or psychotherapist has different skills which generally consist of talking to you and listening, with the aim of untangling emotional issues and helping you to see things more clearly.
Coaching is different in that it doesn’t work within an illness model. It’s about helping with your existing strengths and promoting existing wellbeing – even if you’re experiencing difficulties. It’s about being your best self, rather than treating you for a problem.
I offer Life coaching which is great for dealing with things like stress, and I offer a specialism in confidence coaching which can help you with issues cause by low self-esteem.
For both types of coaching I offer 3 different journeys:
Coaching Journey 3
- Coaching is guided by process and progress.
- More relaxed coaching structure
- Sessions are open to change.
- You decide how many 1 hour sessions.
- Free resources.
- Prescribed assignments.
- In person or on Zoom