Counselling is an open-ended medical process which looks at past trauma to identify the roots of present issues. Coaching is time-limited, future focussed, does not centre on the past or trauma, and can be very specific to areas of professional or personal development. Although coaching can be ‘therapeutic’ in a broad sense, and there are crossovers in some areas of the practices, I am not a medical professional and it is an important distinction to make.
Coaching can be an emotionally difficult and triggering process, however professionally specific we make it. We will discuss this in our initial consultation.