Why Coaching and Not Therapy?
Whist therapy and life coaching have some overlap, they have distinct differences and purposes.
A therapist has trained for years and endured a number of hours of cost-free work time to commit to making sure they can support you. They have the expertise to help with mental health conditions, and to work through childhood trauma and help you cope with current problems.
Life coaches are a different breed. While they don't require academic training, many acquire coaching diplomas and do so as they are an expert in their field. They may be, for example, someone with 20 years of banking experience and build a coaching business about managing finance.
Therapy, very importantly, looks backwards and also sometimes deals with the here and now; life coaches take on the here and now and look to the future to build resilience and plan tangible futures.
My own journey to coaching started in my late teens when I opted to delve into academia around gender and sexuality. A degree in Gender Studies and a Masters in Sexual Dissidence later, I worked in various parts of the adult industries before settling on working with LGBTQ+ young people and the wider LGBTQ+ community. After years of research, experience and eduction (both given and received!), I am now a qualified life coach with a breadth of knowledge of my subject.
As a sexuality and gender life coach, I have extensive experience on working with clients using my social skills, empathy and intellect to coach you in a space that is shame-free, confidential, and non-judgemental to find ways to a better future. Therapy is a great process (and I recommend therapy to many people who come to me for help) but life coaching can be similarly transforming in a proactive and accountable way. Start your better future today - get in touch to book your first session.