Well. we don't offer counselling courses ... but perhaps you might be interested in considering an exciting alternative?
If you are someone who is passionate about working with and helping other people, then read on. It just might be that you are ideally suited to life coaching!
Both counselling and life coaching involve working closely with people, so in that sense they are similar disciplines. But that's where the similarity ends.
Here is a brief summary of the major differences between counselling and life coaching:
Commonly refers to the people
they help as 'patients'.
Helps deal with issues affecting their mental health.
Commonly refers to the people they help as 'clients'.
Helps mentally well people to accomplish more of what they want from life.
Generally helps patients resolve issues or problems that relate
to their past.
Generally helps clients to build brighter, better futures by grounding them in the present.
Offers advice, support and therapy or therapeutic processes.
Helps clients to access their own inner power using various empowering tools and techniques.
Encourages patients to vent and discuss deeply held emotions and feelings.
Encourages clients to share their dreams and construct meaningful goals and action plans to achieve them.
Ultimate goal is to help a patient bring closure to a past trauma, addiction, or issue that is affecting them and their ability to lead a 'normal' life.
Ultimate goal is to help a client find his or her life purpose and live a life that is aligned with that purpose.
Click here for an explanatory piece by Tony Robbins
Perhaps you are getting the idea that whereas counselling is largely 'problem-resolution' orientated, life coaching is more 'personal-transformation' oriented.
Whereas counselling can often be difficult, mentally fatiguing and even emotionally distressing for the practitioner, life coaching is generally inspiring, uplifting and fulfilling.
Becoming a life coach – if you choose comprehensive and reputable training such as that offered by New Insights – will involve a journey of substantial personal growth and development.
If we have whetted your appetite for more information on what life coaching is and what life coaches do then we suggest you visit that page on our website by clicking here.
If you would like to find out more about our acclaimed and accredited life coach certification training programme please click here.
Alternatively, if you would like to request our two 30-page ebooks that aim to answer all your questions about life coaching and training required to become a life coach, please click here.
New Insights offers two complimentary and informative 30-page ebooks that aim to answer all your questions about life coaching and training to become a life coach.
Click here to request them.