Coaching is not a therapy. Coaching is a forward looking process, striving towards goals. The fundamental difference between therapy and coaching is that therapy usually investigates the root cause of emotional (or mental) issues, whereas coaching focuses firmly on the future to encourage personal-development and self-improvement. 

Therapy

Coaching

Vs.

Clients have all necessary skills & independence
(or the ability to develop them)

There is an underlying problem or issue.

Assumption:

Self-awareness
&
Independence

Objective:

Achievement of identified goals

By-product:

Possible progress towards life goals.

Self-awareness

What areas of my life can coaching help?

Coaching can help in any area of life. 
 
 
Below are some examples of why someone would invest in coaching sessions instead of seeking therapy:

Relationship
Coaching
Career
Coaching
Personal
Performance
Coaching 

Counselling and coaching aren't the only interventions of course. You need to decide your situation to decide what is best for you. Let me use the example of learning to drive to help you:
 
a therapist would help a client explore what has prevented them driving in the past.
 
a counsellor would listen to a clients concerns driving.
 
a mentor may share their experience of driving, offering advice to help the client.
 
a consultant will give clear, logical instructions about how best to drive. 
 
a coach will encourage and support the client as they drive, to be the best driver they can be. 

If you think coaching is for you, explore a little more, or get in touch...

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