How do you choose between Coaching and Counseling?
You would benefit from Coaching if you can relate to statements such as these:
I want more from my life.
I'm seeking more peace and joy and want to feel alive.
I know what I want but struggle to make it happen.
I want better, more intimate relationships.
I need to focus more on myself, as I often prioritize others.
Developing clear goals and direction for my life would benefit me.
I feel stressed, and I’m somehow prevented from living the life I desire, but I do not understand why.
I'm ready for a change in one or more aspects of my life.
Balancing work, family, friends, and leisure is challenging for me.
I feel like I am in a rut, and I need to do something for a better future!
You would benefit from Counseling if you can relate to statements such as these:
I often feel anxious and/or depressed.
Past experiences bother me – or I choose to avoid thinking about past experiences.
My emotions feel overwhelming at times.
I'm seeking healing and serenity.
Everyday life feels unmanageable.
I feel my relationships are abusive – or I have been told my relationships are abusive.
I need to understand the impact of my early family dynamics.
I'm struggling with addiction(s).
It is very important that someone listens to my story.
I need someone to truly understand and hear me.
I feel very unhappy and unfulfilled, and I am desperate to understand how to change this!
Coaching vs. Counseling:
Choosing What Is Right for You
Coaching and counseling share many similarities, both guiding you toward self-discovery and supporting personal growth and change. However, a key distinction lies in their focus on time. Coaching predominantly centers on the future, asking questions like, “Where, who, and what do you want to be?” On the other hand, counseling delves into the past, exploring, “Where, who, and what were you, and how does that affect you now?”
While counseling focuses on healing,
coaching focuses on fulfillment.
If you find yourself uncertain about whether counseling, coaching, or a blend of both is best for you, please simply reach out to me. I can expand upon these differences and help you make an informed decision that best meets your needs and can be of the most help to you.