How Does Counseling Differ From Coaching?
Most people are familiar with the term “counselor,” while “personal coach” or “life coach” is a profession that is not yet as well known. Below is a compilation of the recognized differences, which are at times subtle and at others more dramatic. Because the skills and abilities of each profession support and enhance one another, coaches who are also counselors offer a unique blend of background and expertise. This chart outlines their differences:
What is the experience of being counseled by you?
Both counseling and coaching will foster your self-growth and learning. If we find in our first appointment that we are a good match and choose to work together, the synergy between us will begin to create real momentum, and you will begin to discover the exciting, challenging, action-oriented, and insight-producing experience that working with me is like. It will empower you and build your awareness (of yourself and others), your self-confidence, your sense of personal responsibility, and accountability for your life. And, last but certainly not least, it will be a balance of work and fun!
See the testimonials page available on my site for your review.
What is my role as a client?
Your role in counseling or coaching is to choose life, to be open to more of whatever you want in life, from discovering your vision and mission to learning from the past, letting go, moving on, and living your life with purpose and passion.
How do I make a telephone coaching or counseling appointment?
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, both coaching and counseling with me are available via telephone. If, after the review of the differences outlined above, you would like to discuss whether counseling or coaching is best for you, call me. I am in-network with most Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and most medical insurance plans and can let you know if yours is one of those.
When I am back in the office, I am located on Cascade Road near the intersection of Forest Hills and Cascade roads.