As a Master’s qualified psychotherapist and twice certified coach, in this article, I write about everything you need to know about the differences between therapy and coaching.
The coaching industry is booming and Millennials are the new therapy generation. With so many big issues in the world right now, it’s not surprising that people are turning to therapy and coaching en masse. If you are stuck or struggling, you might be wondering if you need a therapist or a coach? What’s the difference between therapy and coaching anyway?
I want to preface this blog by stating that I am an advocate for both psychotherapy and coaching. I am a twice certified coach and a Master’s qualified psychotherapist; providing psychotherapy, psychotherapeutic coaching and business coaching. Over the last 20 or so years, I have participated in my own weekly, depth psychotherapy, eating psychology coaching, parent coaching with a Mothercraft nurse and business coaching.
As someone with insider knowledge and experience in both fields, I hope this article will dispel some myths and provide you with some clarification around coaching and therapy.
This article looks at:
- What is psychotherapy?
- What is coaching?
- How do they each work?
- What training, supervision, continued professional development and personal work is required for each discipline?
- The benefits of both disciplines
- The limitations of both disciplines
- How each profession is regulated
- The best ways to find a psychotherapist and/or a coach