“Coaching focuses just on the present and the future, whereas counselling exclusively focuses on the past.”
Counselling and coaching are two different approaches to helping people. Counselling concentrates at looking at the client’s past and looking at the reasons for issues, delving into past problems and to processing emotions.
Coaching on the other hand uses tools to enable the client to move forward in a positive and accountable way, to create action plans to achieve goals in the future rather than looking back to the past. Coaching does not involve therapies or medications and is problem-solving, actions and goals based.