Unleash  Your  Passion  for  People

Unleash  Your  Passion  for  People


Are you passionate about human motivation and working with people to improve their lives? Counselling and Life Coaching are both careers that would likely appeal to you – but they are very different.

At New Insights, we don't offer courses in counselling ... but we do provide world class training for what we believe is a truly exciting alternative.

have you considered A CAREER IN life coaching?

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If you are someone who is passionate about working with and helping other people to improve their lives, then read on. It could well be that you are ideally suited to a career in life coaching!

Both counselling and life coaching involve working closely with people to better themselves, 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 patients deal with issues affecting their mental health or mental well-being.

Helps patients resolve issues, problems or traumas related to their past.

Offers advice, support and therapy or therapeutic processes to resolve or lessen the trauma

Encourages patients to vent, discuss, and hopefully release, deeply held emotions and feelings.

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.


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Commonly refers to the people they help as 'clients'.

Helps mentally well clients to accomplish more of what they want from life.

Helps clients to build brighter, better futures by grounding them in the present.

Helps clients to access their own inner power using various empowering tools and techniques.

Encourages clients to share their dreams and construct meaningful goals and action plans to achieve them.

Ultimate goal is to help a client find his or her life purpose and live in a way that is fully aligned with that purpose. This leads to a happier, more meaningful life


Hopefully 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.

WOULD YOU BE interested in exploring life coaching further?

We hope you have found this brief comparison between counselling and life coaching interesting and would like to learn more about pursuing a career in life coaching.

If so, you can read more on this website about what life coaching is and what life coaches do .

You can also learn about our acclaimed and internationally accredited Life Coach Certification Training Programme.

Alternatively, if you want to read more in your own time, why not request our two 30-page life coaching ebooks that aim to answer all your questions about life coaching, and training with New Insights to become a life coach,

life coaching ebooksNew Insights offers two complimentary and informative 30-page life coaching ebooks. These aim to answer all your questions about life coaching and training with New Insights to become a certified life coach.
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