Frequently asked questions
What's the difference between a psychologist/psychotherapist and a life coach?
It’s very individual, based on each coaches style and experience.
In general, the biggest difference is that coach does not diagnose or treat a medical condition / clinical mental illness.
By ‘seeing a psychologist’ most people mean seeing a psychotherapist, who in addition to university education also has a psychotherapeutic training. Most often, psychotherapists are also psychologists, but it is not a rule. They then treat mental problems through conversation.
Coaches work in the same way, the only difference is they assume clients as healthy adults who can function with their mental state in everyday life without the need of medical help.
Why should I choose you over a psychologist/therapist?
Why people often choose me is my authenticity. It is one of my most important qualities and I take it with me to coaching, which is then filled with trust and ease.
In order to be able to put all my energy in a session, my limit is two sessions per day. This allows me to be there for the client to the fullest without having to limit myself to a 50-minute schedule, like most psychologists / therapists. And at the same time ensure the delivery of the quality that the client expects.
Of course, I can’t compare to 30 years of experience of a veteran psychologist, but even that has certain disadvantages – same old routine, a certain depersonalization and a traditional approach to psychology.
On the contrary, clients chose me when they a different, new, “normal” approach to their life situations than the traditional “psychology of diagnoses and boxes”.
I can’t guarantee I’ll help you more than someone else. I can only guarantee you that I have already internally experienced the things that people look up psychologists / therapists for. And that I naturally and deeply think about and reflect on these things, thus I can be of help for you in making a sense of them.
(Those things can be for example: loss, abandonment, unknown, fears, dreams, relationships, anxiety, communication, meaning of life, forgiveness, development, being stuck, work problems, burnout, regret, betrayal, trauma, fulfillment, etc.)
Helping others understand these inner, often challenging things, I perceive as my purpose, and therefore I will do my utmost to help you in the next steps of your journey.
Is coaching for me?
Are you dealing with a topic that is important for you? Do you feel like you want to help yourself? Are you open to sharing your topics with someone? Then yes!
My most frequent clients are young adults (25 – 35 years).
Among the most frequent topics of coaching are:
|Relationship / intimacy issues||Depression|
|Divorce, break up||Rejection|
|Spiritual / existential crisis||Financial stress|
|Meaning and purpose||Trauma|
Is one session enough?
I would love to say yes (and sometimes it is), but unfortunately it usually isn’t as easy in life.
Awareness (that ‘ah-ha moment’) only takes seconds.
Sometimes it comes right away, other times it takes time to go beyond the “defense mechanisms” to the depth where awareness takes place.
But an actual change in thinking or behaviour has to be consciously and intensively worked on for months, sometimes years. As it often took a very long time for a problem to develop, it also takes some time to solve it.
To help you see if coaching is for you, the first session is free. To achieve tangible, sustainable results, don’t expect miracles but rather look forward to seeing each other regularly for some time (at least 3-6 months or at least 10 sessions).
What to expect from the first session?
The main goal is to get to know eachother to see if we’re compatible and comfortable around eachother, discuss your topics, your “high- and low-dream”, organizational things and schedule your first full session!
Do I have to come in person?
If you are from Brno, you can, but you don’t have to – someone feels better just calling, others like to meet in person. Especially now, in the COVID era or if you’re far away, we can make a video call. It’s absolutely fine, I do it daily. Sometimes it’s even better than in person, as you’re in your comfortable, safe place, which allows for more natural feelings, deeper relief and opening up.
What do I abide by in coaching?
Like any coach with an ICF or EMCC accredited training, I follow the Code of Ethics of these organizations, which define concepts, unify expectations and describe the commitment to professionalism and maintaining a good reputation of the coach and the coaching industry. For those who want to read it, here is The Global Code of Ethics (PDF) link.
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