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What Is Therapeutic Coaching (and it's related types)?

A lot of people ask, “What is the difference between coaching and counselling?” and “What are the different types of coaching?” In short, while counselling is mainly reparative in nature with an aim to understanding and resolving the past for healing, therapeutic coaching works with functional people and uses the past only insofar as it provides a context in which future goals can be set.

However, both counselling and coaching aim to build a person’s self and other awareness.

Therapeutic coaching is a collaborative, goal-oriented, conversational process that aims to help individuals, groups or teams achieve positive change. Coaching usually focuses on the present and the future, unlike therapy which also tries to integrate and understand your past experiences. Therapeutic coaching is about change and action.

Usually, coaches are not therapists, but therapeutic coaching can help you understand the underlying causes of problems in your life as well as working together with your coach on ways of moving forward. Some of the modalities used in therapeutic coaching include Psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mindfulness and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Therapeutic coaching is most often used in professional situations (such as business, career, development, executive and leadership coaching), but can also be used to help with personal issues and situations such as returning to work, being an unpaid carer, facing physical and emotional problems, behavioural disorders, or mental health issues, life transitions and bereavement.

The different types of therapeutic coaching we offer include motivational interviewing and life coaching.

Coaching Practitioners Working at HQ Therapy

Below is a selection of our current coaches and therapeutic coaches who are fully trained to work with clients using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

What Therapeutic Coaching Can Help With?

Anyone can benefit from some form of coaching. Your practitioner can help you work through a wide range of problems and targets together.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your coach. This is important in order for you to progress your coaching sessions.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that we offer clients at HQ Therapy closely related to therapeutic coaching.

Related Therapeutic Coaching Approaches Offered At HQ Therapy

Most therapeutic coaching modalities focus on personal introspection and are action-oriented when it comes to resolving the issue at hand. Coaches believe in giving their clients problem-solving skills rather than specific solutions to a problem.

Choosing the right practitioner is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together forming a collaborative process with both client and coach as equals.

These are some of the therapy modalities we deal with at HQ Therapy that are closely related to coaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapeutic Coaching?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.