Have you considered a career in Life Coaching?
Find out why and how it could be an exciting alternative to counselling ...
If you have an interest in becoming a counsellor, you are no doubt someone who feels passionate about working with and helping other people.
Does that describe you?
Then please read on. You may be ideally suited to an amazingly fulfilling career in life coaching!
Counselling and life coaching both involve working closely with people, so in that sense they are similar disciplines. But that's where the similarity ends.
So, how do the two disciplines differ?
Here is a very brief summary of the key differences between counselling and life coaching:
Commonly refers to the people they help as 'patients'.
Refers to the people they help as 'clients'.
Helps patients deal with issues affecting their mental health.
Helps mentally well people to accomplish more of what they want from life.
Generally helps patients resolve traumas or problems that relate to their past.
Generally helps clients to build brighter, better futures by grounding them in the present.
Offers advice, support and therapy or therapeutic processes.
Helps clients to access their own inner power using various empowering tools and techniques.
Encourages patients to vent and discuss deeply held emotions and feelings.
Encourages clients to share their dreams and construct meaningful goals and action plans to achieve them.
Ultimate goal is to help patients bring closure to a past trauma, addiction, or issue that is affecting them and their ability to lead 'normal' lives.
Ultimate goal is to help a client find his or her life purpose and live a life that is aligned with that purpose.
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Perhaps you are getting the idea that, whereas counselling is largely 'problem-resolution' orientated, life coaching is more 'personal-transformation' oriented.
Whereas counselling can often be difficult, mentally fatiguing and even emotionally distressing for the practitioner, life coaching is generally inspiring, uplifting and fulfilling.
Becoming a life coach – if you choose comprehensive and reputable training such as that offered by New Insights – will involve a journey of substantial personal growth and development.
If you would like to find out more about our acclaimed and accredited life coach certification training programme please click here.
Alternatively, you might like to request our two 30-page ebooks that aim to answer all your questions about life coaching and the training required to become a professional life coach. If so, please click here.
New Insights offers two complimentary and informative 30-page ebooks that aim to answer all your questions about life coaching and training to become a life coach.
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