Difference Between Counselling and Life Coaching

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Difference Between Counselling and Life Coaching

By Let's Live Life Coaching

What is the Difference Between Counselling and Life Coaching?

People often think that life coaching and counselling are the same thing. There is a common misconception that in both, life coaching and counselling, the patient or help-seeker sits on a chair and talks about his/her problems to the life coach or therapist respectively. However, although there are one-on-one sessions with life coaches too, a life coach focuses more on overcoming problems and negativity and getting the client out of the rut towards a more positive life. On the other hand, a counsellor seeks to dig deeper to get to the root of severe emotional and mental problems that are impairing the patient’s life.

Let’s Live focuses on helping clients break free from negative thought patterns to help them improve the overall quality of their personal and professional lives. We boast of a team of highly skilled and qualified life coaches and trainers who have years of experience working closely with clients. They have helped people from all walks of life achieve contentment and fulfilment in life.

Focus on the future

 

One of the biggest differences between life coaching and counselling is the fact that life coaches focus more on solving current problems and issues to help clients achieve their goals and desires. On the contrary, counsellors analyse the patients past to understand the current behaviour, thoughts, attitude, perceptions and beliefs of the patient. Moreover, counsellors treat clients with severe emotional and mental problems stemming from traumatic childhood problems and events.

Life coaches work best with emotionally stable and balanced people who need some help de-cluttering their lives and getting a new and fresh perspective. Although life coaches do address past issues, they are not too worried about getting to the root cause. Instead, they try and find ways for the client to get over these issues to help them focus on the future. Life coaches want their clients to get on the positive path towards the better future and achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

In life coaching, clients understand and learn the ways in which they can get control of their lives. We help clients figure out a clear path to achieve their goals instead of just uncovering the root cause of problems and past issues. Our life coaches work together with their clients to figure out actionable steps for the client during the coaching sessions to improve self-confidence in the long run. Moreover, clients are equipped with skills to deal with everyday obstacles that will come up in their path to success. Life coaching can show immediate effects in just a few days whereas counselling can take months and years.

Innovative scientific-spiritual approach

 

Counselling and therapy often deal with very severe emotional and mental disorders and diseases. This is why structured scientific methods and approaches must be used to treat clients who seek counselling. Counselling aims to resolve the issues causing emotional and mental problems and helps clients battle their deep-rooted issues.

One of the reasons why life coaching is so effective is because life coaches use holistic methods to make clients see the bigger picture to bring about permanent and lasting change. With the help of cutting edge scientific approaches like Neuro-Linguistic programming and spiritual techniques like quantum healing, we empower clients to eliminate negative thought patterns and distractions that keep them from reaching their true potential. Instead of unearthing deep rooted problems, life coaches focus on changing the mindsets and approach of the clients.

Clients feel optimistic, positive and hopeful about their futures after a successful life coaching session. Moreover, as there are no structured approaches in life coaching, a life coach can tailor or customize each session based on the different needs and requirements of each client.


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Author - Lets Live Life Coaching

Published - 2013-08-09