Psychology vs Life Coaching

by Cass Green
(Gauteng, South Africa)

Hi there

I would just like to know... Does the Life Coach have much to do with psychology? Do you use psychology as a base?

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Aug 31, 2009
Life Coaching and Psychology
by: Bill Burridge

Hi Cass,

Life Coaching, like Psychology, has its basis in human motivation and understanding what makes people tick.

Life Coaching, however, does not deal with psychological illness or the provision of counselling or therapy to deal with past events and traumas.

Life Coaching is forward looking, starting with the premise that the past does not have to dictate the future and that we have the ability to shape our own future.

Life coaches work with clients to set and achieve goals that will make a positive and substantial change to their life and, ultimately, to find and align with their life's purpose.

For more on what life coaching is please click on 'Life Coaching – What is it' in the menu bar.

Best wishes.

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