Tel: +44 (0)1892 863637Burrswood
Kent, TN3 9PY
What is coaching?
Coaching is a form of help that involves supporting someone whilst they work out what they want to achieve and the best way to go about it. The coach’s focus is on empowering individuals to make the most of their skills and abilities, or to put it another way, their personal effectiveness. Examples of where coaching might be beneficial are:
- Dealing with change
- Confident negotiating
- Resolving conflict
- Effective leadership
- Career planning
- Organising and prioritising
- Balanced decision-making
- Managing stressful situations
‘The coaching session helped me to clarify my thoughts and priorities.’
How does it differ from counselling?
Similarities between counselling and coaching do exist. For example, the client’s motivation to seek help, to work collaboratively, to raise awareness and to explore the needs and opportunities for change. However, the main difference between coaching and counselling is that coaching always relates to the future. Acknowledging past mistakes and successes may feature but coaching will always return to, and focus upon, future behaviour and action. One definition of Coaching in relation to counselling was published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. In broad terms, it explained that coaching is more likely to be developmental in nature and build on existing strengths, whereas counselling is more likely to be reparative and aimed at alleviating distress.
Why coaching at Burrswood?
Burrswood coaches all have the huge advantage of having undertaken extensive psychological training. They are fully-qualified counsellors who have also undergone additional training to work in a developmental, coaching style. Contributing to Burrswood’s rich tradition of helping, our coaches have the capacity for psychological understanding and insight, an ability to communicate empathy and the skills necessary to establish secure and productive relationships. Depending on your circumstances and needs, they are also able to practice in a way that integrates coaching and counselling to provide a flexible form of assistance that also acknowledges the importance of your safety and wellbeing.
Burrswood is located in Groombridge, near Tunbridge Wells on a 100 acre estate with plenty of free parking.
What else do I need to know?
Coaching is available face-to-face or by phone.
Call us on 01892 865990 for more information or to arrange an initial session or email email@example.com