Life Coaching Counselling in Glasgow

Photo of Dr Joanna C Livingstone, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Dr Joanna C Livingstone
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
If you are struggling and need some advice, someone to talk to, or to understand what you are experiencing then hopefully I can help. It may be that you are struggling with your mood, or a specific problem that is impacting on your everyday life. I can help you to find the answers, structure a programme for you and work with you to help you make the changes that will help you lead a better and more fulfilled life, with an understanding of the issues that are affecting you now. I offer Psychology and coaching sessions depending on your presenting problem.
If you are struggling and need some advice, someone to talk to, or to understand what you are experiencing then hopefully I can help. It may be that you are struggling with your mood, or a specific problem that is impacting on your everyday life. I can help you to find the answers, structure a programme for you and work with you to help you make the changes that will help you lead a better and more fulfilled life, with an understanding of the issues that are affecting you now. I offer Psychology and coaching sessions depending on your presenting problem.
0141 673 8397 View 0141 673 8397
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Kathryn Smith
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61
We all experience emotional pain; as an infant, a child, a teenager, a parent and an adult. Whether it’s in response to life events (e.g. loss, trauma, moves), transitions (e.g. to adolescents, as a parent, retirement), adjustment to ill health (e.g. cancer, chronic illness, injury) or life in general (e.g. long term low mood or anxiety). Accepting that we need help and support can be hard and daunting. Getting the right help is important and can teach you how to live a fulfilling life.
We all experience emotional pain; as an infant, a child, a teenager, a parent and an adult. Whether it’s in response to life events (e.g. loss, trauma, moves), transitions (e.g. to adolescents, as a parent, retirement), adjustment to ill health (e.g. cancer, chronic illness, injury) or life in general (e.g. long term low mood or anxiety). Accepting that we need help and support can be hard and daunting. Getting the right help is important and can teach you how to live a fulfilling life.
0141 465 5330 View 0141 465 5330
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Dr Xi Liu
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
I have over 12 years experience of providing counselling and coaching for people experiencing a range of mental health and life difficulties.
I aim to provide a warm and accepting space where my clients feel truly understood and respected. I believe everyone has the ability to grow and change, and I'm here to support them on their journey. By listening without judgment and encouraging self-exploration, I help clients tap into their own inner wisdom and find solutions that work for them.
I have over 12 years experience of providing counselling and coaching for people experiencing a range of mental health and life difficulties.
I aim to provide a warm and accepting space where my clients feel truly understood and respected. I believe everyone has the ability to grow and change, and I'm here to support them on their journey. By listening without judgment and encouraging self-exploration, I help clients tap into their own inner wisdom and find solutions that work for them.
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Photo of Alina Dragomir, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Alina Dragomir
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2  (Online Only)
Sick of struggling to accomplish your goals? Feeling paralysed by anxious thoughts and harsh self-talk? Not sure what you want out of life? Or are you just wondering why daily tasks feel so damn challenging sometimes? You're in the right place. Your unique experience 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 feeling safe, confident, and fulfilled, and I'm dedicated to guiding you every step of the way.
Sick of struggling to accomplish your goals? Feeling paralysed by anxious thoughts and harsh self-talk? Not sure what you want out of life? Or are you just wondering why daily tasks feel so damn challenging sometimes? You're in the right place. Your unique experience 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 feeling safe, confident, and fulfilled, and I'm dedicated to guiding you every step of the way.
01307 498258 View 01307 498258
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Sondous @ yatb.uk (English/Farsi)
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
Are you seeking assistance to improve your relationship as a couple? With over a decade of experience as a certified Integrative Counselor, specializing in Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic approaches since 2009, I possess a comprehensive skill set to support you. I also bring expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Life Coaching. I offer interventions on both an individual and group basis, accessible via phone, Skype, Zoom, and WhatsApp, in English and Farsi. For more information, visit www.yatb.uk, a platform promoting self-development and unleashing your "best self."
Are you seeking assistance to improve your relationship as a couple? With over a decade of experience as a certified Integrative Counselor, specializing in Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic approaches since 2009, I possess a comprehensive skill set to support you. I also bring expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Life Coaching. I offer interventions on both an individual and group basis, accessible via phone, Skype, Zoom, and WhatsApp, in English and Farsi. For more information, visit www.yatb.uk, a platform promoting self-development and unleashing your "best self."
020 3095 4703 View 020 3095 4703
Photo of Ruth Galloway-Kirkland, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Ruth Galloway-Kirkland
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1  (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.
0131 510 2464 View 0131 510 2464
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Michelle Black
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G51
Thank’s for visiting my page :) I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the southside of Glasgow, I am currently able to offer sessions though video call or over the phone whichever is most comfortable for yourself. Using a counselling or/with CBT approach. I provide a comfortable, confidential, safe space for you to explore any issues that you wish to bring to the room. Working collaboratively, we will determine the most effective solutions to help gain a better understanding and manage/overcome anything which may be having a negative impact on your day to day Life.
Thank’s for visiting my page :) I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the southside of Glasgow, I am currently able to offer sessions though video call or over the phone whichever is most comfortable for yourself. Using a counselling or/with CBT approach. I provide a comfortable, confidential, safe space for you to explore any issues that you wish to bring to the room. Working collaboratively, we will determine the most effective solutions to help gain a better understanding and manage/overcome anything which may be having a negative impact on your day to day Life.
0141 673 6682 View 0141 673 6682
Photo of Yvonne McNeill, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Yvonne McNeill
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
I aim not only to treat but to teach psychological skills so you leave my clinic empowered to manage illness, mental health problems and the stress of modern life.
At Yorkhill Childrens’ Hospital, Cross House Paediatic Unit and Glasgow Royal Infirmary, I helped children and adults manage illness, pain and invasive treatments. In Maternity & Neonatal Services, I supported couples during pregnancy, after traumatic birth and loss and supported families with babies in SCBU and ICU. I've worked in Adult Services, both in community mental health services and alongside the medical profession in hospitals. I worked for more than six years at the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery and Burns unit supporting individuals with poor body image, changes in functioning due to illness or injury and PTSD.
I aim not only to treat but to teach psychological skills so you leave my clinic empowered to manage illness, mental health problems and the stress of modern life.
At Yorkhill Childrens’ Hospital, Cross House Paediatic Unit and Glasgow Royal Infirmary, I helped children and adults manage illness, pain and invasive treatments. In Maternity & Neonatal Services, I supported couples during pregnancy, after traumatic birth and loss and supported families with babies in SCBU and ICU. I've worked in Adult Services, both in community mental health services and alongside the medical profession in hospitals. I worked for more than six years at the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery and Burns unit supporting individuals with poor body image, changes in functioning due to illness or injury and PTSD.
0141 473 6870 View 0141 473 6870
Photo of Lisa P Bedwell, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Lisa P Bedwell
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G73  (Online Only)
The most effective strategy anyone can have is insight and with this you can overcome obstacles and manage life through a different lens, so let’s develop that together!.
Facing the day with a niggling sense of confusion, unease or sadness will affect everything around you, it limits your ability to engage and really be in the moment. These feelings may be linked to a past event in your life, a situation you are currently in or you may be unclear as to why you feel this way. What is important is that at the centre is you. Often, we know we need to prioritise ourselves better, but maybe we do not know how to, we are unsure what we need and are hesitant to ask for this. Are you eager to find out why you respond the way you do? Why you think the way you do at times?
The most effective strategy anyone can have is insight and with this you can overcome obstacles and manage life through a different lens, so let’s develop that together!.
Facing the day with a niggling sense of confusion, unease or sadness will affect everything around you, it limits your ability to engage and really be in the moment. These feelings may be linked to a past event in your life, a situation you are currently in or you may be unclear as to why you feel this way. What is important is that at the centre is you. Often, we know we need to prioritise ourselves better, but maybe we do not know how to, we are unsure what we need and are hesitant to ask for this. Are you eager to find out why you respond the way you do? Why you think the way you do at times?
0141 673 5678 View 0141 673 5678
Photo of Gillian Wardhaugh, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Gillian Wardhaugh
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G1
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
01236 918250 View 01236 918250
Photo of Colin Marshall, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
0141 280 6116 View 0141 280 6116
Photo of Graham Hill, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Graham Hill
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
Life is a challenging adventure on the ‘road less travelled’. I can provide helpful guidance in an atmosphere of confidence, openness, trust, care, vigilance & respect. It is Ok to accept help, you will grow stronger, feel freer and more joyful. It is my vocation & honour to offer you all the space & time you need to share, vent, grieve, forgive and invigorate your Life! It will help you feel ‘seen’, ‘heard’, ‘valued’ & to ‘trust’ that there is always support available to overcome challenges! I am committed to help you ground deep in your heart & soul, the love & acceptance you need to move forward and be happy with yourself Now!
Life is a challenging adventure on the ‘road less travelled’. I can provide helpful guidance in an atmosphere of confidence, openness, trust, care, vigilance & respect. It is Ok to accept help, you will grow stronger, feel freer and more joyful. It is my vocation & honour to offer you all the space & time you need to share, vent, grieve, forgive and invigorate your Life! It will help you feel ‘seen’, ‘heard’, ‘valued’ & to ‘trust’ that there is always support available to overcome challenges! I am committed to help you ground deep in your heart & soul, the love & acceptance you need to move forward and be happy with yourself Now!
0141 465 5331 View 0141 465 5331
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KWStherapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G40
Hello, Are you exhausted, frustrated, or fed up with your life, work or relationships? Wanting to rediscover happiness and break free from the cycle of negative thoughts, rest assured that you're not alone! Together, we can embark on a collaborative journey to understand the factors that have led you to this point and explore your thinking and behaviour patterns. My goal is to equip you with knowledge that empowers you to make well-informed life decisions, enabling you to respond rather than react to life events.
Hello, Are you exhausted, frustrated, or fed up with your life, work or relationships? Wanting to rediscover happiness and break free from the cycle of negative thoughts, rest assured that you're not alone! Together, we can embark on a collaborative journey to understand the factors that have led you to this point and explore your thinking and behaviour patterns. My goal is to equip you with knowledge that empowers you to make well-informed life decisions, enabling you to respond rather than react to life events.
01236 918771 View 01236 918771
Photo of Susan Dobson, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Susan Dobson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G68
If you are reading this it's likely there are things in your life you are struggling with. It may be you've experienced a loss or bereavement, are going through significant changes in your life and struggling to know how to move forward. Perhaps you are finding day to day life challenging, relationships may feel difficult or you may be finding it hard to cope with memories of events which have been traumatic for you. I am an experienced therapist who can provide the space, time and expertise to help you with things that are causing you difficulty. I offer a warm, accepting, respectful relationship in which you can work at your pace.
If you are reading this it's likely there are things in your life you are struggling with. It may be you've experienced a loss or bereavement, are going through significant changes in your life and struggling to know how to move forward. Perhaps you are finding day to day life challenging, relationships may feel difficult or you may be finding it hard to cope with memories of events which have been traumatic for you. I am an experienced therapist who can provide the space, time and expertise to help you with things that are causing you difficulty. I offer a warm, accepting, respectful relationship in which you can work at your pace.
01236 802446 View 01236 802446
Photo of Uniquely Minded Counselling, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Uniquely Minded Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
Waitlist for new clients
I welcome working with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Hello, I'm Lisa :) I am an experienced person-centred counsellor working with individuals (aged 16 years and over) and families. I know first hand how daunting it can be to chose a counsellor, particularly for people from minority groups who typically experience discrimination, so I hope my profile gives you a sense of how I work and if we'd be well suited. I aim to establish a nurturing therapeutic relationship with you characterised by transparency, authenticity, trust and just a dash of humour! My availability is: Monday 12.30 - 8pm, Tuesday 12.30 - 8pm, Thursday 12.30 - 6pm, Friday 1 - 5pm and Saturdays (online only) 1-5pm.
I welcome working with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Hello, I'm Lisa :) I am an experienced person-centred counsellor working with individuals (aged 16 years and over) and families. I know first hand how daunting it can be to chose a counsellor, particularly for people from minority groups who typically experience discrimination, so I hope my profile gives you a sense of how I work and if we'd be well suited. I aim to establish a nurturing therapeutic relationship with you characterised by transparency, authenticity, trust and just a dash of humour! My availability is: Monday 12.30 - 8pm, Tuesday 12.30 - 8pm, Thursday 12.30 - 6pm, Friday 1 - 5pm and Saturdays (online only) 1-5pm.
07380 531744 View 07380 531744
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Cbt With Rob McLintock
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G66
Thoughts overwhelming? Do you want to add agency, power and resilience back to your life? My focus is strength based CBT and together we can add or regain these qualities into your life. My practice I am solution focused using evidence based techniques to help manage and treat anxiety, depression, addiction, sex addiction and performance anxiety. My skill is to hold a warm, safe space with someone, where they are able to explore what they feel is the issue that is stopping them from being as happy as they would like on a day to day bases. My biggest aim is to allow my clients to empower themselves and realise their full potential.
Thoughts overwhelming? Do you want to add agency, power and resilience back to your life? My focus is strength based CBT and together we can add or regain these qualities into your life. My practice I am solution focused using evidence based techniques to help manage and treat anxiety, depression, addiction, sex addiction and performance anxiety. My skill is to hold a warm, safe space with someone, where they are able to explore what they feel is the issue that is stopping them from being as happy as they would like on a day to day bases. My biggest aim is to allow my clients to empower themselves and realise their full potential.
0141 673 2880 View 0141 673 2880
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Dr Dela Mawutor - Topnotchd
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G11  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with any of the listed issues especially trauma and PSTD, racial identity , women issues, major life changes or challenges, do reach out; I am here to help.
I am an HCPC registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist, with extensive experience of working with adults, children, couples, groups and families. I practice pluralistically based on a pluralistic framework which draws on techniques and interventions from a variety of therapeutic approaches and characterised by metatherapeutic communication with clients. Informed by my clinical experience and evidence-based practice, I work collaboratively with clients to help identify their therapeutic goals and corresponding appropriate tasks, tailored to their sense of what would be most useful for them.
If you are struggling with any of the listed issues especially trauma and PSTD, racial identity , women issues, major life changes or challenges, do reach out; I am here to help.
I am an HCPC registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist, with extensive experience of working with adults, children, couples, groups and families. I practice pluralistically based on a pluralistic framework which draws on techniques and interventions from a variety of therapeutic approaches and characterised by metatherapeutic communication with clients. Informed by my clinical experience and evidence-based practice, I work collaboratively with clients to help identify their therapeutic goals and corresponding appropriate tasks, tailored to their sense of what would be most useful for them.
0141 673 9460 View 0141 673 9460
Photo of Derek Milroy, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Derek Milroy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Grief- My therapist has helped me as I was feeling lonely and it cheered me and made me realise that I do have a future by myself with friends and family to support me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought.
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Grief- My therapist has helped me as I was feeling lonely and it cheered me and made me realise that I do have a future by myself with friends and family to support me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought.
0141 673 8062 View 0141 673 8062
Photo of Healing Lane Psychology, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Healing Lane Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61
I will work with you to understand your current issues, in the context of your life, and develop skills in self-compassion.
I offer specialist assessment and therapy for psychological trauma symptoms and anxiety. I can help you work through past experiences of trauma, and recover from trauma related difficulties such as negative self view, interpersonal difficulties, overwhelming emotions such as anger and anxiety, intrusive thoughts and nightmares. I'm a compassionate Counselling Psychologist with years of experience in specialist trauma services in the NHS and third sector. I believe recovery from psychological trauma is possible, and will work with you to achieve your goals and live a life in line with your values.
I will work with you to understand your current issues, in the context of your life, and develop skills in self-compassion.
I offer specialist assessment and therapy for psychological trauma symptoms and anxiety. I can help you work through past experiences of trauma, and recover from trauma related difficulties such as negative self view, interpersonal difficulties, overwhelming emotions such as anger and anxiety, intrusive thoughts and nightmares. I'm a compassionate Counselling Psychologist with years of experience in specialist trauma services in the NHS and third sector. I believe recovery from psychological trauma is possible, and will work with you to achieve your goals and live a life in line with your values.
0141 465 5204 View 0141 465 5204
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The Talking Rooms
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G75
Well done you! Your life is about to get a whole lot better… You may well have been recommended by a friend, or just stumbled upon The Talking Rooms, but there’s a good chance, you’re looking for some help with how you are feeling, and I’m guessing that you are hopeful that you can find a solution, so that you don’t feel that way anymore. If I’m right, keep reading… I like to call this YOUR CALL TO ACTION. If you are feeling stuck and low, and YOUR QUALITY of LIFE is dire. It’s pretty horrible isn’t it? If you are feeling like life is a bit of a struggle, and your joy is so far off in the horizon, it can all feel a bit hopeless can’t it? TODAY I WANT YOU TO BRING YOUR FOCUS TO YOU, AND RECOGNISE THIS IS YOUR TIME FOR CHANGE. Listen to YOUR CALL TO ACTION, and make a change. Give yourself this gift, invest in yourself today. Give yourself the time and commitment to overcome your hurdles, and have the life you want, one were you feel genuine joy and happiness!
Well done you! Your life is about to get a whole lot better… You may well have been recommended by a friend, or just stumbled upon The Talking Rooms, but there’s a good chance, you’re looking for some help with how you are feeling, and I’m guessing that you are hopeful that you can find a solution, so that you don’t feel that way anymore. If I’m right, keep reading… I like to call this YOUR CALL TO ACTION. If you are feeling stuck and low, and YOUR QUALITY of LIFE is dire. It’s pretty horrible isn’t it? If you are feeling like life is a bit of a struggle, and your joy is so far off in the horizon, it can all feel a bit hopeless can’t it? TODAY I WANT YOU TO BRING YOUR FOCUS TO YOU, AND RECOGNISE THIS IS YOUR TIME FOR CHANGE. Listen to YOUR CALL TO ACTION, and make a change. Give yourself this gift, invest in yourself today. Give yourself the time and commitment to overcome your hurdles, and have the life you want, one were you feel genuine joy and happiness!
0141 471 9235 View 0141 471 9235

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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.