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Coaching vs Counselling

A very common misconception is that coaching is the same as counselling. Coaching and counselling both help people to get unstuck. Coaching however encourages the client to pursue their dreams, passions and become the person they wish to be.

You know when you aren’t happy in your place of work and want to feel fulfilled every day? Coaching can bring out your inner desires and work with you to bring them to life.

When you have a wonderful opportunity in another city but don’t know if you should take it and where to begin? Coaching will ask the questions that will direct you to make a decision that aligns with what you ultimately want and action steps on how to get there.

Do you seek financial independence and want to start a business but don’t know where to start? A coach will set goals with you so you can take the steps needed to build a thriving business.

Some differences are:

  1. Counselling looks back and Coaching looks forward. They both indeed look at where people are but the difference is that counselling digs into a person’s history to discover the person’s present situation. Coaching on the other hand looks from someone’s present to their future. In order to get unstuck, a coach will look at their current way of thinking and acting

  2. Counselling works with mental health and Coaching works with the mindset. Mental health such as anxiety and depression is a very real and hard illness to get through on your own. Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mindset also influences how you think, feel and behave in any given situation but your mindset is a set of beliefs that shape how you make sense of the world and yourself. A coach will encourage you to open your mind to new and exciting ways of seeing life.

  3. Counselling heals and Coaching motivates. A counsellor will work with you to heal wounds or trauma you might have experienced in the past. A coach will get you out of your comfort zone so you can maximize your potential and make things happen. Working with a counsellor is best suited to help resolve past hurts to provide the confidence to move on from them. Once the healing process has reached its conclusion and you are feeling ready to look ahead, a coach will challenge you to fulfil the wants and dreams you really desire. They are more than just a cheerleader but help you become a go-getter.

Knowing the difference between coaching and counselling is the first step to understanding what you need to take to get "unstuck".

If you need a coach, click HERE to see what Archeress Coaching has to offer. If you are looking for a counsellor you can ask your local doctor, pastor, or school/university advisor for recommendations.

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