Coaching vs Therapy.
My role as a Coach differs from that of a Therapist. Both serve a vital purpose in recovery.
Working with a Coach
Working with a Therapist
“What’s NEXT and HOW?”
Coach and clients are on a peer basis.
Trained to work with functioning clients.
Goals designed by coach and client together.
Focuses on evolving and creating potential.
Emphasises on present and future.
Action and solution oriented.
Explores actions and behaviors that manifest high self-esteem.
Coaches negative self-beliefs as challenges.
Does not diagnose or treat.
Holds accountability between sessions as important.
Stresses availability between sessions.
Uses coaching skills. Views clients as a whole being on a journey.
“What’s in the PAST and WHY?”
Trained to work with major mental illness.
Hierarchical difference between therapist and clients.
Treatment plan largely designed by therapist.
Focuses on healing and understanding.
Emphasises on past and present.
Insight and problem oriented.
Explores origin of behaviors that create low self-esteem.
Analyzes and treat origins of negative self-beliefs.
Diagnoses and treats.
Accountability less commonly expected.
Contact between sessions for crisis and difficulties only.
Uses therapy techniques. Views client from a medical model.