What’s the difference between counselling and life coaching? Counselling is about healing and recovery, life coaching is about thriving but the line between the two is often blurred. Many of my clients start off looking for therapy and over time, the process morphs naturally into coaching. So they may come to me initially to look for help with dealing with stress in the workplace, relationship difficulties or how to boost their self esteem but having worked through these issues, they are then motivated to look at the bigger picture. Other clients from day one are looking for a coaching approach to their career or their personal life, looking for help in goal setting and motivation and encouragement to achieve their goals.
As a therapist, I enjoy working with both groups of people! (For more information on face to face or Skype sessions, click here.)
What are the most common issues people work on with a life coach?
- Setting and achieving their goals in business, career and personal life
- Working through their blocks or the fears that have been holding them back
- Balancing their business and personal life – instead of feeling they are constantly juggling too many balls in the air
- Making key decisions about their work or personal life (often when they are at a crossroads in their life)
- Making an important life transition
- Starting a business or growing an existing business
- Finding meaning and purpose in their life – whatever this looks like, (Instead of wondering “is this it?”)
- Getting organised or time management
What are the benefits of hiring a life coach?
First and foremost you have an objective, positive supporter – and someone to whom you are making yourself willingly accountable! Secondly, gaining a sense of structure about your life and your goals and dreams. Left to our own devices, we start out with the best intentions and then, we hit a block and it can derail us completely or cause a long delay. A life coach can help you quickly break through blocks so that more is accomplished with less struggle and less effort. A life coach can help you to start to take more effective and focussed actions and to create momentum so that it’s easier to get results, to set more realistic and motivating goals that are based on what you really want.
The last but by no means least, freeing you up so that you have more time and energy to do the things that you really enjoy!
Looking for some life coaching (or some counselling)?
Call Alison Winfield, Mindfully Well Counselling Cork on 087 9934541.