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Defining Coaching: Differing Perspectives and the Infinite Fluidity of Language

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When it comes to defining words such as ‘coach’ or ‘coaching’, many of us are often caught in the trap of attempting to create a fixed meaning around a fluid concept. Whilst definitions are important, and at times we might have a desire to find certainty around a word’s meaning,…

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I’m a Psychologist, Psychotherapist or Counsellor. Will I Get Any Benefit Training as a Coach?

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In recent years, there has been a growing trend of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors undertaking coach training. There are a number of reasons for this which we won't go into here but, along with the perceived benefits of adding coaching to their services, there are challenges. One of these challenges…

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Transformational Coaching – What You Need to Know

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Given that life coaching isn’t a regulated profession in the UK, it’s perfectly possible to set up shop with the sign ‘Life Coach’ above the door without any specific training. If you’ve got the confidence to do that – you could. However, that doesn’t mean you should. Transformational Coaching –…

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Coaching as Transformational Dialogue: Nick Bolton

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In his first public talk on the concept of Transformational Dialogue, Nick Bolton, founder and CEO of Animas Centre for Coaching, shares the principles and practices of this emerging field of work that is redefining coaching… Sitting between traditional coaching and classic talking therapies, Transformational Dialogue creates a space for…

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What Does a Transformational Coach Do? | Animas Coaching

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Before we embark on an attempt to develop ourselves it is natural to do some research and understand why a particular method will suit you. If you’re considering seeking the services of a transformational coach, or perhaps even considering it as a career, you might be asking yourself what does…

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Are Psychotherapy and Counselling Really More Regulated Than Coaching? The Truth That Might Surprise You

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We’re often asked about the regulation of coaching and whether it’s likely to be regulated in the future. Around this question, we often also hear the assumption that psychotherapy and counselling are regulated and that this seems to make coaching less credible... So, here’s a surprising truth: Neither psychotherapy nor…

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