Life Key provides Counselling and Coaching services. Face to face at the practice in The Hague or Amsterdam and via Skype. Examples of the areas in which Life Key can support you include:
- Work and stress
- Work and life balance
and focus issues
- Relationship problems
- Work reintegration
- Anxiety and depression
- Adjustment issues
- Loss and bereavement
- Trauma therapy (EMDR)
(spoor 2 trajecten)
Of particular relevance for some, is the support Life Key can provide to those ‘reintegrating’ to the workforce after a period of absence. The ‘spoor 2 trajecten’ can be confusing and overwhelming. Life Key can assist clients in understanding what is happening to them, as they reintegrate, slowly return to the workforce, explain and demystify the protocols involved and help manage expectations, navigate the uncertainty.
For an overview of the differences between Counselling and Coaching see below. We also provide a review of some of the Frequently Asked Questions we receive and an overview of how the process works. If anything remains unclear, or you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch for additional information.
To the options below Lamprini also adds the knowledge she has of how the brain functions, and how what we do affects the brain. This complements the work she does as a Counsellor as well as a Coach.
What are the differences between Counselling and Coaching?
At first glance, the differences between coaching and counselling may not seem apparent. However, the purpose and training of each do differ. Whereas counselling, also referred to as therapy or psychotherapy, is a longer term process between a client and a healthcare professional, coaching can be shorter term and is not with a healthcare professional.
Therapy is about diagnosing and resolving beliefs, behaviours, feelings which can be problematic. Looking to the past, possible traumas and issues which are resulting in ‘self-destructive’ or limiting beliefs and actions, in order to unravel why these are there, and how they can be overcome. Therapy is a process, guided by a trained health professional. The starting point often lying somewhere in the client’s past.
Coaching on the other hand is a process in which the professional has been trained to assist their clients in clarifying their goals, their purpose, and identifying obstacles which may be in the way, or building plans to ensure achievement. Coaching is more action oriented than therapy, the starting point often being where one is in their life and what they want to achieve.
Lamprini is both, a Counsellor and Coach and does, in her work, find synergy in using both skills to assist her clients.
Counselling and Coaching are both very personal process, and for many, slightly unfamiliar. The brief description above is intended to ease any anxieties, and below are some answers to the frequently asked questions about the process. If at any time questions remain, or there is uncertainty, do not hesitate to get in touch.
The first, free of charge, appointment of 1 hour is a discovery process for client and therapist/coach. Each will get to know one another and explore the issues at hand. During this time it will also be established if the client feels comfortable opening up and honestly sharing the problem, their feelings, while allowing the therapist/coach the opportunity to ascertain if they can help or if alternative professional assistance is required. If established that the two can work together, a plan of action is made and subsequent sessions agreed upon.