Life Coaching vs Counseling
LIFE COACHING VS COUNSELING
But…really. What is the difference between life coaching and counseling?
Blush’s team is composed of coaches who have studied counseling and provide life coaching. Confusing, eh? But this means that we are THE girls who truly understand the differences between life coaching and counseling. Our take? The true differences mostly stem from our clients’ needs and expectations, and from our own personalities. At the same time, life coaching shares many similarities with counseling — we incorporate many theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Theory, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy into our practice. We have taken concrete tools from our counseling background and mixed them with the overall positive outlook of life coaching.
Each Blush coach has the upmost respect for counseling and is also drawn to the positivity and the results that life coaching yields. Here are the main differences between the two services.
|BLUSH LIFE COACHING||COUNSELING|
|Coach and client are equals and collaborate together||Relationship||Counselor is in charge|
|Finds inner strengths and eliminate obstacles||Goal||Fixes a problem|
|Enhances the client’s life with deeper self-awareness and hope for the future||Purpose||Resumes to a level of normal daily functioning.|
|Can be as long or as short as wanted by the client||Duration||Until the problem at hand is solved|
|Focuses on the present obstacles and the potential of the future||Focus||Focuses on past unresolved issues and the subconscious|
|Anywhere between $79 to $249 per month; or less than $50 per session||Cost||Insurance typically covers less than six weeks – afterwards prices range from $90-250 per week.|
|Coach and client discuss to reach a solution||Session||Counselor listens as client shares|
|Online from the comfort of your couch||Modality||In an office on a couch|
|“You are more than enough – let life coaching show you"||Message||“You are broken – let counseling heal you.”|