What's the Difference Between Coaching and Counseling?
- Action-Focused: Emphasizes behavior
- Moves Forward: Focuses more on understanding present behaviors and emotions and looks to the future to define how you will behave differently.(Is concerned with “what”and “how?”)
- Calls on Resources: Builds on existing strengths and talents.
- Crystal Clear: Built on a fixed plan with goals that are both specific and observable.
- You-Driven: Objectives are defined by the clients.
- Short Term: Always based on a limited number of sessions designed to achieve quick wins.
- Flexible: Can be easily conducted in person or with video conferencing.
- Emotion-Focused: Emphasizes feelings
- Looks Back: Focuses more on the past to understand current behaviors and emotions. Analyzes the past to determine why you behave the way you do. (Is concerned with “why?”)
- Diagnosis Pathology: Focuses on identifying deficiencies or illness.
- Often Undefined: Involves goals that fluctuate over time and are sometimes vague.
- Therapist-Driven: Objectives are determined by the counselor
- Open-ended: Often requires a long term process to realize insight or change.
- Inconvenient: Normally in person at therapist office to be effective.