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What is Coaching Psychology?

What is Coaching Psychology?

According to the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) coaching psychology is a process for enhancing well-being and performance in all areas of life and is underpinned by evidence-based psychological theories and approaches. Coaching psychologists provide services to individuals, teams, organisations and the community.


What qualifications does a Coaching Psychologist have?

The ISPC sets specific qualification criteria to practice as a coaching psychologist. Qualified coaching psychologists are required to hold a graduate degree in psychology as well as relevant post-graduate qualifications. They are further required to undertake ongoing suitable continuing professional development and supervised practice.


What is the Coaching Psychology Process?

The coaching process, as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF), is a partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is pivotal in promoting optimal health, well-being, and performance. This is particularly important in today's uncertain, continuously changing and complex environment.


How does Coaching Psychology Work: The Client as "Expert", the Coach as Facilitator

Qualified coaches honour the client as the "expert" in their own lives. Coaches recognise that oftentimes the client may know what they want to achieve in life and which direction they want to take yet may struggle with the process. With this in mind, the coach, through specialised applied training, facilitates the client to draw on their own creativity and resources to achieve the life goals that are important to them. According to the ICF, the role of the coach is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
  • Encourage client self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Promote client responsibility and accountability.

This process helps clients dramatically increase self-confidence, improve their outlook on life and unlock their potential resulting in more positive interpersonal relationships, professional leadership skills and optimal life satisfaction.


What are the benefits of using a Coaching Psychologist?

Coaching Psychologists, are specialists in behaviour change who utilise evidence-based psychological theories, assessments and interventions to bring about positive change for the individual or team such as:

  • An increased clarity and confidence moving forward in one's career or approaching retirement.
  • Optimisation of individual performance and potential.
  • Personal flourishing and happiness
  • An increased understanding of how to harness one's own natural strengths and talents
  • Greater insight, new perspectives and a clear way forward around major life decisions, such as a career change, job transfer or promotion
  • Achievement of an acceptable work-life balance
  • Stress-reduction
  • Increased health, wellbeing, and vitality
  • A stronger sense of meaning and purpose at work and in life

Sometimes individuals simply report feeling frustrated or "stuck" in life and wonder if coaching is for them. To find out if you would benefit from the support of a positive coaching psychologist or another helping professional please read here.

For an appointment, please call Dr. Casey on 087 237 6405.