Coaching is NOT Counselling nor Therapy.
Coaching focuses on where you are presently and where you are headed, with a goal of guiding you to gain clarity about your vision, eliminate obstacles to your success, accelerate the pace of personal growth and achieve results that empower you to live your best life – professionally and personally. Coaching is forward-focused, counselling tends to deal more with past issues in which you may find yourself stuck and struggling. We may occasionally discuss something that has occurred in the past, for the purpose of clarifying the present, but your coaching will not focus on resolving the past. A simple rule of thumb to know whether you should be coaching or counselling: if your past is an issue, counselling is your best option. If your past is simply a fact (regardless of whether the circumstances were difficult or negative), you are probably ready for coaching.
If it appears that there is an issue for which you may need counselling, I will suggest it. With the support of a counsellor or therapist, some individuals choose to engage in coaching and counselling simultaneously, but with a focus on different areas of life for each service.