Why would I even need mental health and wellbeing 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. If someone is experiencing difficulties with either their mental health or wellbeing, it isn’t common knowledge whether someone should seek help from a psychologist, a life coach or a counsellor. They are all different types of helping professional but generally speaking, people don’t know 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 mental health and wellbeing coaching for anyone – it is great approach for dealing with things like stress, work/life balance and mindset training. I have a specialist interest in coaching women especially those with low confidence and low self-esteem. In addition, I provide support for wellbeing within the workplace and can help with stress management strategies and any help for mental health issues which might need some more specialist input.
For all types of coaching I offer 3 different journeys:
Please note – For any other type of input such as a bespoke workplace solution or help with a specific request, a quote will be available after discussing your needs.
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