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The difference between coaching and therapy.

I am asked all the time. '' What is the difference between a therapist and a life coach?'' Being both and qualified in both, I will explain. Life coaching and therapy are two different but complementary forms of professional help. Life coaching focuses on helping individuals set and achieve specific goals. In contrast, therapy addresses and resolves underlying emotional and mental issues. Both can provide valuable tools and insights to help individuals improve their overall well-being and find greater fulfilment in their lives. One of the key benefits of working with a life coach is the accountability and structure they provide. A coach will work with you to set clear, measurable goals and develop a plan to achieve them. They will also provide regular check-ins and support to keep you on track and motivated. This can be especially helpful for individuals who have difficulty staying motivated or focused on their own. On the other hand, therapy can be beneficial for those dealing with emotional or mental health issues. A therapist can provide a safe and confidential space to explore and process difficult emotions and experiences. They can also help individuals develop new coping strategies and insights to better manage their emotions and behaviour. Life coaching and therapy can also be combined for a more comprehensive approach. For example, a coach may help individuals set and achieve career goals. In contrast, a therapist helps the individual work through any emotional or mental blocks that may prevent them from reaching their full potential. In conclusion, life coaching and therapy can provide valuable tools and insights to help individuals achieve their goals, improve their emotional and mental well-being and find greater fulfilment in their lives. Whether you are looking to make a significant change in your life or need some support and guidance along the way, working with a coach or therapist can be a helpful step in the right direction. I appreciate your interest in the benefits of life coaching and therapy. Please reach out if you are interested in learning more about how I can help you on your journey to self-improvement. #lifecoaching #therapist #cbt #psychology #transformation #lifestrategist #freedom #successmindset


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