Q. What is Mental Health Coaching?
Mental Health Coaching incorporates many aspects of health, well-being, and life coaching and addresses your struggles such as stress, anxiety, addiction, anger, low mood, or feelings of overwhelm.
Mental health coaches differs from psychologists. However, mental health coaches are highly trained experts in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) & other forms of strengths-based approaches.
Mental health coaching does not involve treating complex mental health problems. It aims to boost a person’s mental health by helping them build emotional tools & resilience for coping with relationship problems, stress, anxiety, life transitions, anger, peer issues, etc.
Q. What is the process of Mental Health Coaching?
Mental Health coaches endeavour to engage with clients in an empathetic, supportive & non-judgmental manner to help them uncover ways to overcome roadblocks, build on their strengths and navigate their way through life’s challenges to live an abundant life.
Mental Health coaching is personalised, evidence-based & goal-oriented.
Mental health coaching is not a substitute for mental health therapy or treatment. It is more like a support system that can enhance the latter’s results, complementing more formal approaches to recovery.
You do not need to have a diagnosed mental illness to benefit from this type of coaching, simply a wish to experience more resilience and understanding about what makes you tick, or a need for help with feeling lost, anxious, unmotivated, or directionless.
In Mental Health Coaching, similar to other types of coaching, the client is an active participant in their recovery plan. Throughout the coaching journey, the coach provides their expertise & unbiased support for change & accountability to keep the client on track with their recovery goals.
Q. What are the benefits of Mental Health Coaching?
Mental Health Coaching can feel very empowering for people facing mental health struggles. Mental Health Coaches use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other forms of strengths-based approaches to help clients find ways of:
• Obtaining and maintaining stability
• Managing difficult symptoms
• Rebuilding relationships
• Finding purpose for living
• Creating a clear plan of action
• Using current strengths to reach future goals