Counseling Coaching
Focus:

Focused mostly on one’s past
and trauma, healing focused. “Why?”
tends to be the question

Focus:

*Present focused, with one
l
ooking for a more desirable future,
goal focused. Questions focus on “How?”

 

Relationship:

Therapist is the expert

Relationship:

Coach is process expert, helps to
hold client accountable to client’s
own goals/desired future. Client is
expert of needs, self, outcome.
More mutual in relationship.

Orientation:

Process, emotions and

Inner world, healing oriented.

Orientation:

Outcome focused, Actions, Inner 

and outer world focused.

Responsibility:

Therapist is responsible
for process, directions, outcome.

Responsibility:

Coach is responsible for process.
Client is responsible for results.

*In Coaching, it is assumed the client is already Creative, Resourceful and Whole.

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