In the coaching world there is quite a lot of debate concerning the differences between coaching and counselling. My main assumption is that counselling is about alleviating distress and coaching concerns increasing potential and performance. However, the two are often interwoven and it is sometimes difficult to draw a clear line. Most people have simply a mixture of needs and do not fit into a box. That is why I decided to become a dually trained practitioner to offer a blend of both approaches. At the same time, I want to be clear with my clients so that we both know what we are doing. Yes, let’s mix and yes let’s be aware whether we are working therapeutically or developmentally.
I am experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with:
|Depression||Family and relationship issues||Distorted self-image|
|Anxiety||Eating disorders||Suicidal thoughts|
|Stress||Lost sense of self||Anger and conflict|
Talking therapy is an effective tool to help people to manage their distress, unravel their dilemmas in a safe and confidential space. As a result, clients can uncover their resources and options in regards to what they are struggling with. I believe that therapy is not about digging into the past and trying to find the core of your issues. I think it is more beneficial to acknowledge the way clients are impacted by the past and concentrate on their present capacity for autonomy. My role is to listen and support you whilst you reflect on the way you make meaning out of your experiences. Some of us may be stuck in the past and need to update their world view so that their stories become adequate to the present. Some of us worry about future possibilities that may never become reality:
“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”