Individual Coaching happens when a coach and an individual (also called a “coachee”) get together and devote the time to work towards a specific goal, either by exploring, experimenting or reflection.
At Coachmind Consulting we practice Coaching Psychology, which can be defined as a process for enhancing well-being and performance in personal life and work domains underpinned by models of coaching, grounded in established adult and child learning or psychological theories and approaches. Coaching Psychology is uniquely practised by qualified coaching psychologists who have a graduate degree in psychology, relevant post-graduate qualifications, and have undertaken suitable continuing professional development and supervised practice.
Other definitions for Coaching Psychology includes:
Coaching Psychology, as an applied positive psychology, draws on and develops established psychological approaches, and can be understood as being the systematic application of behavioural science to the enhancement of life experience, work performance and well-being for individuals, groups and organisations who do not have clinically significant mental health issues or abnormal levels of distress. (See APS IGCP)
Coaching psychology is for enhancing well-being and performance in personal life and work domains underpinned by models of coaching grounded in established adult learning or psychological approaches (See BPS SGCP, adapted Grant & Palmer, 2002).
How is it different from therapy?
Individual coaching is typically much more dynamic than therapy, with a focus not on the problem but on the goal or the outcome that the client want to reach. Sessions are also typically longer and less frequent than in therapy, and often a little more informal and might happen in a variety of spaces.
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