An Introduction to Coaching for Counsellors

A concise video guide to incorporating coaching into a counselling or psychotherapy practice.
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

This course is intended to inform practising counsellors who might be considering adding coaching skills to their practice. The main delivery is in the form of videos which can be accessed at any time. The videos are backed up by handouts and an end of course quiz.

The content covers

  • the transferrable skills which counsellors already have
  • Areas of learning for counsellors wishing to coach
  • knowledge of the content and management of coaching sessions
  • the overlap between coaching and counselling and how to operate safely within it
  • common coaching niches
  • professional details of coaching such as insurance and supervision.
This course could be completed within a few days, but to gain full benefit the student would need to do some background reading from the reading list.

This course is a simple and effective entry to the coaching world, aimed at the professional counsellor. After completing the course, the student will be well equipped to start a professional coaching course at a higher level if they wish to.

What are the requirements?

  • students will need to be a practicing or qualified counsellor or psychotherapist
  • students may also be near the end of their professional training to become a counsellor.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • know the benefits of adding coaching to a counselling practice
  • understand what transferrable skills, values and qualifications counsellors can use in coaching
  • understand the process of a coaching session
  • be aware of areas for development in order to become a coach
  • understand the overlaps between coaching and counselling and be aware of examples of this overlap.
  • know some examples of specialist coaching niches which have been successfully used
  • know about professional aspects of coaching such as supervision, accreditation and insurance.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course of for counsellors and psychotherapists practicing or studying in the UK.
  • This course of for counsellors and psychotherapists who want to know more about coaching as an additional practice area.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Moving from Counselling into Coaching
What Counsellors Already Know about Coaching - and what they don't!
What does a coaching session look like?
Where do counselling and coaching overlap?
Section 3: How Coaching is Applied Professionally
How is Coaching used, and what are some of the successful niches?
Professional requirements for Coaching
Course summary and further learning

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Instructor Biography

Alan Chatting, Psychotherapist, Coach and Trainer

Alan is a personal and business coach, helping people to reach their full potential. His particular expertise is in helping people to move ahead when they feel stuck or blocked.

He has many years experience as a coach, working with individuals and teams in the Plymouth area, and he has trained several cohorts of coaches as a university tutor. He has also worked as a teacher, manager, family mediator and psychotherapist.

He has degrees in Engineering and Education, and post-graduate qualifications in teaching and psychotherapy. He also has a Master's degree in Management and Leadership.

He is married to Grace Chatting, who is also a coach who specialises in relationships. He has three adult children and one grandchild.

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