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Life Coaching & Self-Development Counselling

What is Life Coaching?: Life coaching addresses a specific issue in your life, and a good life coach will work with you to find strategies to achieve your goals. You might go to a life coach when you need help with personal or professional projects or life transitions – for example, growing your business, changing your career, or finding success in your romantic life.

While life coaching is not therapy, it overlaps with therapy in some important ways. Both aim to help you find ways to live your life in a way that works for you. Coaches and therapists will support you in finding your own motivations, drives, desires and dreams, and explore realistic ways of manifesting them in your life. Some life coaches use Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) modality techniques to help reprogram your patterns of thought and behaviour.

How Does Life Coaching Work?:  One important distinction to remember is that life coaching focuses on the present and the future, and usually will not delve into the past, your unconscious, or try to find the root cause of your issue. It is a highly practical and forward-thinking approach.

Life coaches help their clients in improving their relationships, careers, and day-to-day lives. A good life coach might be one that is successful in the way that you want to be successful. If you want to publish a book, for example, a coach who has published a book might be the one for you.

Conversely, if you want to work towards becoming more organised, a coach who doesn’t respond to your emails in a timely manner or struggles to schedule a session might not be right for you. Although there are many organisations that offer coaching training, it is an unregulated industry, so it is important to find someone that you trust.

Clinical Psychologists Working at HQ Therapy

What to expect from Life Coaching?: Your life coach will analyse your current circumstances and situation, identify any limiting beliefs and other potential challenges and obstacles you might face and formulate a custom plan of action designed to help you achieve the specific outcomes in your life you are working towards.

Below is a selection of our current fully trained life coaches who are available to work with clients who are experiencing therapy issues that we deal with related to life coaching using a wide range range of techniques.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

Therapy Issues That Clinical Psychology Helps With

What does life coaching do?: Life coaching can help improve your self-esteem and confidence, get clear and stay accountable to your goals and help you attain a less stressful mind. This, in turn, increases your energy, productivity, fosters better relationships, gain a heightened sense of self-awareness and prepares you for any future life transitions you might experience.

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

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to life coaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Life 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.