Although in many ways they can feel the same, whilst counselling can focus more on your thoughts and feelings, coaching is more directed towards forward-planning and changing behaviour. A skilled coach can help you find your own answers to your problems and work out solutions that are likely to be effective and sustainable.
Coaching can be used for either your personal or your professional life. If you're planning a change of career, a big house move, your next steps after a big life change or just want some more focus in your life, coaching can be very effective to help you focus on your goals.
Coaching tends to be a more time-limited way of working, with up to six sessions monthly to give you plenty of time to work on your goals between sessions. If you realise through the course of coaching that there are deeper-seated emotional or historical factors that are holding you back, it is possible to switch from coaching to counselling to support you in working through those issues.