How is coaching different from counselling?

Imagine you enter a huge dark hall for the first time and have to make it to the other end. But you do not know the way ahead. You keep thinking of monsters on the left, ghosts on the right and demons in front. You are so afraid you are stuck. Counselling focuses on “Why you are imagining monsters, ghosts and demons. What happened in your childhood that caused you to do so?” Counselling focuses on the content of your thought. Coaching says “It’s all thought anyway. Let’s look for a light switch.” See reality as it is. You might still have some real hurdles, furniture, open electric wires that you have to navigate through. But the clarity helps.

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