Counselling, a therapeutic relationship is built between you and
your counsellor. It is built on trust over time. The counselling
process is meant to assist individuals and couples in achieving
and maintaining effective change. Most people have obstacles to
overcome in their lives; some can do it on their own, but most of
us cannot. By expressing how you feel, think and behave which will
help to clarify your goals, the therapist can help you achieve your
of Counselling include:
Behavioural change in the direction you are looking for
communication and relationship with others
decrease in negative thinking and increase in self-esteem
to resolve conflicts quickly and effectively
peace of mind and feeling of satisfaction in life
of stress, which promotes better physical/mental health
greater sense of self-mastery
can help you create that healthy productive life you have often
dreamed about. In a coach you have an objective partner who can
hold you accountable as you work toward your goals. This is not
like counselling, it is more directive and not intended to be therapeutic,
although that can be a secondary benefit. It is a relationship where
the coach and client collaborate to define and set goals, and you
work toward achieving them with challenge and support from your
Some questions to ask yourself:
How could my life have more meaning?
If I continue as I am right now, what will my future be like?
if I actively started to design my life starting right now?
would I like to be in 6 months, 1 year, and 10 years?
an objective partner to hold you accountable
focused on a goal that has remained unattainable
areas of resistance, and/or fear that keep you stuck and unable
to move forward
a new perspective and increased clarity in your life
it for me? If you have never engaged a coach or attended counselling,
you may be wondering if it is for you, or you may find yourself
changing your mind about whether you wish to work with a professional.
By booking your first session you will be able to answer some of
those questions, and determine if there is a fit, and if your goals
are best supported by counselling or coaching or a combination of