The Dalai Lama once said The purpose of our lives is to be happy and for me that is the real benefit of life coaching. What happiness actually means is unique to us all, and more and more people are turning to a life coach to help them discover a great deal more happiness in their lives.
Life coaching is a motivational process which helps you to achieve your personal objectives by clarifying what you want, why you want it and how you can get it. It facilitates you in developing strategies and techniques which help you to reach your goals. It helps you to overcome obstacles and low self confidence. It gives you the time and individual attention, encouragement and motivation to get to where you want to be.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COUNSELLING AND LIFE COACHING
The issues that motivate someone to seek a life coach are often similar to the reasons why a person feels encouraged to commit to the counselling process. Similarly, you may be experiencing a low mood, feeling stressed or anxious, struggling in your relationships. Or you may have hit a life stage transition or want to change your career direction or retrain, or you may be in spiritual crisis.
Some of the skills used in life coaching are also similar to those used in counselling. Both approaches require the ability to listen and hear and to offer insight and guidance. However, life coaching is more structured and goal orientated and will often involve "homework" which is agreed at each session for completion before the next meeting.
Whilst counselling and psychotherapy is usually weekly in order to maintain the continuity necessary to work effectively with unconscious processes, life coaching can be less frequent and typically takes between 6-12 sessions. We will discuss what is right for you in terms of the number and frequency of sessions at the first meeting.
My fee for a 50 minute session of life coaching is on a scale from £65 - £75 and I ask people to pay what they can within this scale. I am happy to talk this through with you.
If you are interested in speaking to me about this or meeting me for an initial consultation, please call me on 07899 891992 or email me at [email protected] or click on the link on the right of this screen.