Psychoanalytic Life Coaching Edinburgh Falkirk Glasgow
Psychoanalytic life coaching is the combination of analysis with the use of lifestyle and activity coaching. Analysis enables self awareness, coaching and activities help to create active change.
Stuart is a trained psychoanalyst and clinical hypnotherapist with additional post graduate training in psychotherapy, counselling, life coaching and NLP. Health education training and coaching were incorporated in his initial analysis training. Stuart is mainly influenced by Jung, Klein, Foucault, Lacan and eastern psychology.
Life Coaching background
Stuart trained in analysis and clinical hypnotherapy with stress counselling 1993-1996. Health education coaching was an integral part of the content, and external assessment led to an NVQ in Training and Development including the C21 & C25 coaching and training units. Since graduation Stuart has also completed level 3 CPD training awards in Life coaching and NLP. Stuart is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and a Fellow of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education. He also holds two Bachelor degrees and a MSc Psychology.
How does life coaching work?
Life coaching is a cognitive and behavioural process where individuals or couples are assisted in problem identification, goal setting and behavioural change. Perceptions are also modified, and this often is used in motivational coaching.
A strength of coaching is that real life changes are made, thus it is an active and dynamic process. Choices are made by the client, guided carefully by the coach to ensure the stated aims are in harmony with the plan being proposed.
Proper professional life coaches do not “tell you what to do” or act like a “guru” or “mentor”. They help you to identify solutions to your own problems.
What does Life Coaching help with?
Life coaching can help with self confidence, stress and anger management, mental health management, social anxiety, performance, habits and addictions.
When combined with CBT based psychological therapies (as recommended by NICE for a wide range of mental health issues) CBT has the potential to augment therapeutic change with lifestyle positive choices.
When combined with NLP or clinical hypnotherapy life coaching becomes even more powerful since these additional therapies can help to empower the chosen change strategies.
When combined with psychoanalysis, life coaching becomes more holistic since it is based on realizations about underpinning issues, triggers and emotional concerns, thus leading to joined up deeper change.
Who to choose as a life coach?
If you simply want help with time management or career searching, then a basic life coach should be able to help. if however you problems are more deep rooted, or emotional or mental health in nature, then you would benefit from someone with more comprehensive training. If there is any therapeutic need then you might be better to choose a therapist who also does life coaching, rather than just a life coach. Most life coaching courses only briefly cover psychology and therapy, whereas a properly trained psychoanalyst, counsellor or psychotherapist has much more comprehensive knowledge.
Stuart is a psychoanalyst and clinical hypnotherapist with additional training in counselling, psychotherapy, NLP and life coaching. Stuart has also written 12 externally accredited therapy training courses including advanced courses in life coaching, anger management and stress management. As well as professional registrations in psychotherapy, counselling, analysis and hypnotherapy, Stuart is also a Director of the Society of Holistic Therapists and Coaches.
Life coaching in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling.
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