When I met Lenny he was close to being suicidal. He had many strong beliefs about what an awful unlovable person he was. He disliked himself intensely. He did not feel worthy and considered himself a failure. Lenny knew he needed help. (See Kindle book HOW TO STOP THE BULLY INSIDE YOUR HEAD AND PUT HIM IN HIS CAGE.) http://www.amazon.ca/HOW-STOP-BULLY-YOUR-HEAD-ebook/dp/B00W4ENU8O
Lenny did not know what kind of help he needed. Coaching or counseling he could not decipher the difference.
Like Lenny most people have no idea as to what coaches and counsellors do or when to get connected to one.
If you are feeling stuck and unfulfilled, and want something more out of life but you’re not sure what, chances are a coach will be able to help you.
A good coach will help you sort out your values and help you to determine what is important to you. Coaches not only help you to clarify your decisions, they help you to clarify the vision you want for your future and help you develop a plan of action to help you put your values and vision into place. A good coach will hold you accountable to your plan and challenge any limited beliefs or blocks you may have that can get in the way of your progress.
Counsellors, on the other hand, primarily assist people who struggle with emotional, psychological and social difficulties. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, grief, family/marital dysfunction, relationship breakdown, parenting issues and trauma, it is better for you to see a counsellor.
A good counsellor will help you to understand your feelings and emotions, while developing healthy coping strategies that will allow you to see yourself and your situation differently. They will help you to develop a better understanding of your inter personal relationships and assist you in changing your behavior and interactions with others.
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