Life Coaching Counselling in Edinburgh

Photo of Dr Darren O Reilly - Adhd Coach Therapist, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Darren O Reilly - Adhd Coach Therapist
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH3
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in life's journey? Struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, overwhelm, or procrastination? I'm a Psychologist specialising in helping young men and women (20s -30s) discover practical strategies for achieving their goals and living a happier life. We all face moments when expectations, time management, goals, connections, and self-care seem too much. Together, we'll chart a customized roadmap that harnesses your unique strengths combined with my clinical knowledge and experience, to create a course for a journey of profound and long-lasting change.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in life's journey? Struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, overwhelm, or procrastination? I'm a Psychologist specialising in helping young men and women (20s -30s) discover practical strategies for achieving their goals and living a happier life. We all face moments when expectations, time management, goals, connections, and self-care seem too much. Together, we'll chart a customized roadmap that harnesses your unique strengths combined with my clinical knowledge and experience, to create a course for a journey of profound and long-lasting change.
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Photo of Ruth Galloway-Kirkland, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Ruth Galloway-Kirkland
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12  (Online Only)
​I'm your mojo-returner! I'm an EMCC Accredited Senior Coach Practitioner, Accredited Coach Supervisor, and BACP Accredited Therapist, with over a decade, and thousands of hours of experience, in supporting extraordinary people, just like you, to make significant changes in their lives. Ready to crush your goals? DM me for transformative coaching and therapeutic consultancy for creative entrepreneurs and senior executives. More than just coaching, this flexes and shifts with YOUR needs.
​I'm your mojo-returner! I'm an EMCC Accredited Senior Coach Practitioner, Accredited Coach Supervisor, and BACP Accredited Therapist, with over a decade, and thousands of hours of experience, in supporting extraordinary people, just like you, to make significant changes in their lives. Ready to crush your goals? DM me for transformative coaching and therapeutic consultancy for creative entrepreneurs and senior executives. More than just coaching, this flexes and shifts with YOUR needs.
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Photo of Alina Dragomir, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Alina Dragomir
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH11  (Online Only)
Feeling paralysed by anxious thoughts and harsh self-talk? Sick of struggling to accomplish your goals? Not sure what you want out of life? Or are you just wondering why daily tasks feel so damn challenging? You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make it difficult to navigate the world sometimes - it comes with real challenges and no one can deny that or make it suddenly disappear. But guess what? You are worthy of experiencing peace, joy, and fulfillment, and I'm dedicated to guiding you every step of the way.
Feeling paralysed by anxious thoughts and harsh self-talk? Sick of struggling to accomplish your goals? Not sure what you want out of life? Or are you just wondering why daily tasks feel so damn challenging? You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make it difficult to navigate the world sometimes - it comes with real challenges and no one can deny that or make it suddenly disappear. But guess what? You are worthy of experiencing peace, joy, and fulfillment, and I'm dedicated to guiding you every step of the way.
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Photo of Wendy Robertson Fyfe, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Wendy Robertson Fyfe
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
l enable greater conversations and connections with an animate world bringing more awakening and aliveness to living a full life.
I work with folks who are deeply committed to exploring what might be emerging in your longing for a different way that is more authentic to who you really are which happens to also be truly aligned with Earth's ways. You may arrive through loss of connection, bewilderment, longing, grief, lost, a misfit, crisis, trauma, addiction, depression, illness, betrayal, relationship breakdown. You may be longing to connect with Nature, intimately. We work with self-healing and wholing, and the Pilgrimage of Soul which includes focus on soulcentric dreamwork, deep imagination, archetypes, art, the unbidden, inner & outer journeys.
l enable greater conversations and connections with an animate world bringing more awakening and aliveness to living a full life.
I work with folks who are deeply committed to exploring what might be emerging in your longing for a different way that is more authentic to who you really are which happens to also be truly aligned with Earth's ways. You may arrive through loss of connection, bewilderment, longing, grief, lost, a misfit, crisis, trauma, addiction, depression, illness, betrayal, relationship breakdown. You may be longing to connect with Nature, intimately. We work with self-healing and wholing, and the Pilgrimage of Soul which includes focus on soulcentric dreamwork, deep imagination, archetypes, art, the unbidden, inner & outer journeys.
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Leah Spasova
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
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Dr George Reid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2
Having the right fit (“therapeutic alliance”) with your psychologist is viewed as the most crucial factor in the healing process. I would encourage you to choose a practitioner with a broad life experience as well as a clinical training in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. A former lawyer, I practised human rights & social justice law for years in the courts in the UK. This led to my interest in psychology & trauma & therapies to overcome psychological difficulties. I’ve lived in Canada, France, Italy & Scotland and have travelled all over the world, so I hope to have a background which may help you.
Having the right fit (“therapeutic alliance”) with your psychologist is viewed as the most crucial factor in the healing process. I would encourage you to choose a practitioner with a broad life experience as well as a clinical training in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. A former lawyer, I practised human rights & social justice law for years in the courts in the UK. This led to my interest in psychology & trauma & therapies to overcome psychological difficulties. I’ve lived in Canada, France, Italy & Scotland and have travelled all over the world, so I hope to have a background which may help you.
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Photo of Douglas Nicholson, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Douglas Nicholson
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
Waitlist for new clients
Counselling; Coaching; Psychotherapy.
Throughout our lives most of us will experience some form of emotional, mental or relationship problems. These problems can be related to our work, our home life, our past or simply come out of the blue. Sometimes it might just be a mild inconvenience, but more often it can affect our lives profoundly. Either way it can be hard to admit that help might be needed. And harder still to find the best help. That’s where I come in. With psychotherapy or counselling I can help you discover what the issues are and work with you to fix them.
Counselling; Coaching; Psychotherapy.
Throughout our lives most of us will experience some form of emotional, mental or relationship problems. These problems can be related to our work, our home life, our past or simply come out of the blue. Sometimes it might just be a mild inconvenience, but more often it can affect our lives profoundly. Either way it can be hard to admit that help might be needed. And harder still to find the best help. That’s where I come in. With psychotherapy or counselling I can help you discover what the issues are and work with you to fix them.
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Dr Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
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Photo of Juulia Karlstedt, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Juulia Karlstedt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH2
Anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism; this triple combo of hurt can stop us from going after the things we really want in life. We can find ourselves trying to distract ourselves from the uncomfortable fear of failing, opting out of things we want to do out of fear, and getting caught up in thoughts about 'what ifs' and 'maybe' until we feel frozen. Or we might push ourselves to the point of burning out seeking the validation we only find when we achieve something driven by a fear of the day we are not good enough. If your sense of self-worth has become tied to 'doing' rather than simply existing, I may be able to help.
Anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism; this triple combo of hurt can stop us from going after the things we really want in life. We can find ourselves trying to distract ourselves from the uncomfortable fear of failing, opting out of things we want to do out of fear, and getting caught up in thoughts about 'what ifs' and 'maybe' until we feel frozen. Or we might push ourselves to the point of burning out seeking the validation we only find when we achieve something driven by a fear of the day we are not good enough. If your sense of self-worth has become tied to 'doing' rather than simply existing, I may be able to help.
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Photo of Iain Campbell Counselling , Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Iain Campbell Counselling
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH9
Why do we seek counselling? When life seems to move in ways we cannot control, we might feel anxious, overwhelmed or fearful. When we are out of sync with life, we can feel stuck, depressed or isolated. As a result, we can feel the impact on our emotional and mental well-being in our personal and professional lives, not to mention relationships. Do you want to live a more connected life? In therapeutic sessions with me, I will support you to understand and deal with difficult thoughts as well as challenging feelings and emotions so you can live a more integrated life.
Why do we seek counselling? When life seems to move in ways we cannot control, we might feel anxious, overwhelmed or fearful. When we are out of sync with life, we can feel stuck, depressed or isolated. As a result, we can feel the impact on our emotional and mental well-being in our personal and professional lives, not to mention relationships. Do you want to live a more connected life? In therapeutic sessions with me, I will support you to understand and deal with difficult thoughts as well as challenging feelings and emotions so you can live a more integrated life.
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Photo of Zsofia Kaplar, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Zsofia Kaplar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH9  (Online Only)
Some days it can feel a bit too much. Do you exhaust yourself trying to cope with whatever life throws at you? Even when you feel worn out, close to boiling point or increasingly flat inside? You may feel a need to show yourself strong and capable even when you don’t feel like that. You might treat others a lot better than yourself. This is likely to place a huge toll on your mind and body; perhaps even on the very relationships you put so much into. You can learn to carry less of life's burdens by yourself and get more out of your precious time. What dreams have you given up on? What would you do if you could?
Some days it can feel a bit too much. Do you exhaust yourself trying to cope with whatever life throws at you? Even when you feel worn out, close to boiling point or increasingly flat inside? You may feel a need to show yourself strong and capable even when you don’t feel like that. You might treat others a lot better than yourself. This is likely to place a huge toll on your mind and body; perhaps even on the very relationships you put so much into. You can learn to carry less of life's burdens by yourself and get more out of your precious time. What dreams have you given up on? What would you do if you could?
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Photo of Dr Rhiannon King Couples & Relationship Therapy, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Rhiannon King Couples & Relationship Therapy
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10  (Online Only)
I draw on a wide range of evidence based therapeutic interventions & a developmental perspective (life & family cycles) to fit your unique needs.
Your relationship matters! Are you struggling with relationship, marital or family issues? Are you wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling hurt, disconnected, stuck, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonely, misunderstood, overwhelmed, sad or scared? Are you struggling to communicate, connect, manage conflicts or difficult emotions, heal from loss of trust or an infidelity, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, manage family issues or adapt to change, life events or transitions?
I draw on a wide range of evidence based therapeutic interventions & a developmental perspective (life & family cycles) to fit your unique needs.
Your relationship matters! Are you struggling with relationship, marital or family issues? Are you wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling hurt, disconnected, stuck, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonely, misunderstood, overwhelmed, sad or scared? Are you struggling to communicate, connect, manage conflicts or difficult emotions, heal from loss of trust or an infidelity, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, manage family issues or adapt to change, life events or transitions?
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Photo of Vital Space Psychology Services, Dr Ellie Caldwell, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Vital Space Psychology Services, Dr Ellie Caldwell
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH15  (Online Only)
Any one of us could find ourselves struggling to navigate life's difficulties.
I get it. You never imagined yourself being the one looking for help. The people who engage my services are the ones who everyone else looks up to – CEOs, medics, senior leaders, people in the public eye. I understand that it can feel like an indulgence to focus on yourself... but also how rare it is for you to be able to let your guard down and talk freely with someone who not only has your best interests at heart, but is qualified to help you. I realise you are an expert at overcoming challenges and making a success of things. In fact, you tick most of the boxes of success. But I am guessing you have never pretended to be perfect.
Any one of us could find ourselves struggling to navigate life's difficulties.
I get it. You never imagined yourself being the one looking for help. The people who engage my services are the ones who everyone else looks up to – CEOs, medics, senior leaders, people in the public eye. I understand that it can feel like an indulgence to focus on yourself... but also how rare it is for you to be able to let your guard down and talk freely with someone who not only has your best interests at heart, but is qualified to help you. I realise you are an expert at overcoming challenges and making a success of things. In fact, you tick most of the boxes of success. But I am guessing you have never pretended to be perfect.
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Photo of Dr Christoph Zwolan, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Christoph Zwolan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH7
As a Senior Counselling Psychologist and Psychedelic Integration Therapist, I specialize in preparing and guiding individuals through psychedelic experiences. Whether you've had them before or are planning to, I can help you approach these states with a healthy mindset and integrate the insights gained into your daily life. I can assist in making sense of these ambiguous experiences and offer psychotherapy to address any challenges or concerns you may have. Let me help you on your path to personal growth and transformation.
As a Senior Counselling Psychologist and Psychedelic Integration Therapist, I specialize in preparing and guiding individuals through psychedelic experiences. Whether you've had them before or are planning to, I can help you approach these states with a healthy mindset and integrate the insights gained into your daily life. I can assist in making sense of these ambiguous experiences and offer psychotherapy to address any challenges or concerns you may have. Let me help you on your path to personal growth and transformation.
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Samantha Bennett
MSc
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
I can help you to identify and understand the real issues and work with you towards the life you want.
Are you are fed up struggling with your insecurities and never feeling good enough? Have you had enough of living in fear and not feeling truly happy? Are you looking for change but not sure how to do it? Working with a professional can help you to set clear goals to overcome your difficulties. You can be happier by working out what is holding you back. You can learn tools to better manage your emotions and the stresses in your life.
I can help you to identify and understand the real issues and work with you towards the life you want.
Are you are fed up struggling with your insecurities and never feeling good enough? Have you had enough of living in fear and not feeling truly happy? Are you looking for change but not sure how to do it? Working with a professional can help you to set clear goals to overcome your difficulties. You can be happier by working out what is holding you back. You can learn tools to better manage your emotions and the stresses in your life.
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Chai Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3
We are a private counselling company which provides service to the who want to live their life with maximum potential by bringing change and healing into their lives.
When you encounter difficult times in our day to day lives it is helpful to be able to talk these through with someone who is trained and objective. To help you explore the issues that matter to you, bringing insight and understanding to enable you to find your way through problems and dilemmas.
We are a private counselling company which provides service to the who want to live their life with maximum potential by bringing change and healing into their lives.
When you encounter difficult times in our day to day lives it is helpful to be able to talk these through with someone who is trained and objective. To help you explore the issues that matter to you, bringing insight and understanding to enable you to find your way through problems and dilemmas.
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Photo of Sarah Elliott, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Sarah Elliott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
Life can throw curve balls that might stick with us for many years, causing us to struggle to live our life to the fullest.
Have you been feeling like something is off lately? Has anxiety or depression been holding you back? Are you getting stuck in your mind due to distressing thoughts? Whatever it is, I would love to work with you to help understand what has been impacting your mental health. Therapy takes time, commitment and patience. There may be challenges along the way, but we will work through them together. My role as a counsellor is to walk with you in self discovery, while helping you work towards your goals.
Life can throw curve balls that might stick with us for many years, causing us to struggle to live our life to the fullest.
Have you been feeling like something is off lately? Has anxiety or depression been holding you back? Are you getting stuck in your mind due to distressing thoughts? Whatever it is, I would love to work with you to help understand what has been impacting your mental health. Therapy takes time, commitment and patience. There may be challenges along the way, but we will work through them together. My role as a counsellor is to walk with you in self discovery, while helping you work towards your goals.
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Dr Shirley Chan
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
I offer professional psychotherapy and counselling services to adult clients and teenagers who are experiencing psychological distress or living with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, stress, and/ or chronic illnesses. The ultimate goal is to empower my clients to excel themselves with self-compassion and confidence and to live a life with pride, respect and love to self and others. I strive to serve with heart and create a safe and secure space for my clients to excel with mental health wisdom and confidence.
I offer professional psychotherapy and counselling services to adult clients and teenagers who are experiencing psychological distress or living with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, stress, and/ or chronic illnesses. The ultimate goal is to empower my clients to excel themselves with self-compassion and confidence and to live a life with pride, respect and love to self and others. I strive to serve with heart and create a safe and secure space for my clients to excel with mental health wisdom and confidence.
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Tracy Balfour
DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH10
Deciding to see a counsellor is not an easy step but it really can make a huge difference to how you feel in your day to day life.
I am a qualified counsellor with an advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have a certificate in Hypnotherapy and mindfulness. In addition to working with adults, I have over twenty years experience working with young people and adults. I offer a safe and welcoming environment for you to share any of the issues that are effecting you.
Deciding to see a counsellor is not an easy step but it really can make a huge difference to how you feel in your day to day life.
I am a qualified counsellor with an advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have a certificate in Hypnotherapy and mindfulness. In addition to working with adults, I have over twenty years experience working with young people and adults. I offer a safe and welcoming environment for you to share any of the issues that are effecting you.
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Melissa Favre-Lorraine
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH11  (Online Only)
Together, we'll work to create positive change in various aspects of your life, depending on your goals and needs.
As a compassionate and versatile therapist with a wealth of experience, I will meet you where you are on your journey. Drawing from a diverse range of therapeutic approaches, I offer tailored support for your individual needs, or your dynamics as a couple. Over the years, I have helped clients with various presenting issues, including processing trauma, managing anxiety, or simply understanding themselves better. I strive to offer a compassionate and inclusive environment where people of all genders, races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds can feel comfortable bringing their true selves.
Together, we'll work to create positive change in various aspects of your life, depending on your goals and needs.
As a compassionate and versatile therapist with a wealth of experience, I will meet you where you are on your journey. Drawing from a diverse range of therapeutic approaches, I offer tailored support for your individual needs, or your dynamics as a couple. Over the years, I have helped clients with various presenting issues, including processing trauma, managing anxiety, or simply understanding themselves better. I strive to offer a compassionate and inclusive environment where people of all genders, races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds can feel comfortable bringing their true selves.
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Life Coaching Counsellors

What can I expect from life coaching?

Clients and coaches will typically start by identifying the problem area(s) that the client hopes to address—then, the coach will help the client brainstorm potential solutions and explore concrete techniques to help the client attain their goals. Coaching is typically short-term and focused on finding solutions in the here and now, rather than exploring a client’s past. In addition to strategies aimed at the client’s specific concerns, coaches may encourage general stress management techniques such as meditation.

Can a life coach help treat anxiety?

Because the majority of life coaches are not licensed clinicians, they are not qualified to diagnose or treat anxiety. Anyone struggling with anxiety or another mental health condition should seek help from a licensed mental health practitioner. However, some coaching clients who struggle with subclinical anxiety report that working with their coach on other problems—such as career dissatisfaction or unhealthy habits—has a positive effect on their anxiety.

Can life coaching be done online?

Yes. While life coaching often happens in person, many coaches conduct sessions over the phone or via online platforms such as Zoom or Skype. Because life coaches are not subject to local licensing regulations in the same way that therapists are, they are able to see clients who live in other locations.

How long does life coaching last?

Life coaching tends to be a shorter-term process than therapy, though it does not always unfold over a specific period of time and is instead based on the coach’s or the client’s preferences. Coaching often takes place over three to 12 months but may be shorter or longer if necessary.