During my research into the coaching business over the past six months, I’ve observed that many life coaches are also therapists (or therapists are coaches!) and that some life coaches are also business coaches. While I haven’t seen too many writing coaches (therapists or no!), I did think it important to articulate the difference between what a coach does, particularly a writing coach, and what a therapist does. (Curious about the difference between an editor and a coach? Here’s a post I wrote about the distinction between coaching and editorial services.
Coaching and Psychotherapy
While there are some similarities between coaching and psychotherapy, they are very different activities and it is important that clients understand the differences between them. (more…)