The somewhat glib answer is that coaching is about the present and the future, whereas counselling is about the past.  Some say counselling is more helpful when you want to make peace with something that happened previously.  Alternatively, coaching is more for when you’re ready to move forward from it.  The focus of life coaching is very much in the present and future.

The reality is never clear cut and, with me, it’s fine to bring emotion to the coaching space.  We are messy, complicated humans and our story never sticks to the rules.  You need to feel strong enough to look at what is going on around you and capable of making decisions and changes if needed.

I will always flag up if I think your needs would be better served by another professional.