What is the difference between coaching and counselling?
Coaching is helping the client take action and set goals to achieve a desired outcome. It focuses on helping the client understand how they think and what their core beliefs are and the action they take that comes from this. Coaches will challenge clients thinking and core beliefs that are limiting them if necessary. They are present focused and interested in tapping into the clients full potential. Personal growth, taking responsibility and being accountable is important in moving forward in life.
Coaching can take place individually, as a couple, in a group with the same interests or in a corporate environment where employers want to foster personal growth and development for their employees. This facilitates an optimal work environment as well as increases productivity.
WORKSHOPS / TALKS
We provide workshops and talks on various topics. Workshops are presented at schools for educators and parents, to groups or corporately. Visual presentations are used and handout materials are provided. Interaction is encouraged in this environment as well as group interaction. Talks would be less formal and cover topics of interest. Depending on the environment and request we can tailor workshops. Length of the workshop would depend on the topic and what the need is.
Counselling helps the client to identify problems in their lives and facilitates the process to solving these. Working through trauma is also often a focus in counselling. It not only helps the client identify their thinking patterns but also how they feel and what emotions drive their actions. Counselling provides a safe, supportive and empathic environment for the client to explore their situations. The counsellor will also challenge the client gently if necessary. Counselling works well with coaching as it also takes into account other issues at play such as mental health conditions, development and experiences, family systems and so on.
Counselling is for individuals, couples as well as families that are facing challenging situations that they need to work through.
Ideally a group works well with 8 – 10 people. Psychoeducational material is provided and visuals depending on the topic. Group topics can be tailored to the interest of the group. Groups are great to facilitate support if needed. Group interactions can also challenge limiting beliefs and foster empathy and acceptance. Groups run for 6-8 weeks once a week meetings.