Why coaching?

Coaching versus therapy and why it's right for you.

Coaching is not a short term measure to deal with a crisis but instead focuses on reprogramming your mindset to create healthy thoughts, beliefs and habits that create lasting change. How is that different to therapy? The table below explains more.

Therapy

Coaching

Focus

Therapy

Therapy analyses the past and gives you the chance to air your feelings. It allows your subconscious to relive past events and often can enhance self-limiting beliefs.

Coaching

Coaching focuses on the future and the actions needed to achieve your aspirations and goals. It helps you move forward to achieve the life you want to lead.

Time

Therapy

Often people find themselves in therapy for long periods of time, sometimes years as they change therapy approach but still find themselves committing the same mistakes.

Coaching

Coaching is time boxed to give you the tools and mindset to take control of your own life without becoming reliant on another.

Sessions

Therapy

Therapy sessions usually last 1 hour with no contact in between.

Coaching

Coaching includes regular contact and support in between sessions which vary in length from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Homework

Therapy

Therapy usually does not insist on work in between sessions unless specified by the therapist.

Coaching

Coaching requires the client to do mindset exercises and take action in between.

How it works

Therapy

Therapy works to analyse feelings and for the client to work out the actions to take.

Coaching

Coaching works to re-programme the subconscious through mindset exercises and definitive action.

Measuring success

Therapy

Within therapy there are no measured goals, therefore it’s harder to determine progress.

Coaching

Coaching measures where the client is with regular checkpoints to ensure they are on track to meeting their goals.

Comfort levels

Therapy

Therapy talks about uncomfortable issues but the client decides whether to take action.

Coaching

Coaching pushes the client to step out of their comfort zone within a safe environment.

Outcome

Therapy

Determined by you and how you feel with no definitive conclusion.

Coaching

Coaching is focused on achieving the goal defined out at the outset within an agreed time period.

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