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What is a Quarter- Life Crisis? Can Therapy or Life Coaching Help?

Woman feeling annoyed with modern love and desperate friendsA crisis in one’s life is characterised by intense emotions brought about with the impending feeling that a person needs to make a difficult decision- and fast. If you’re in your 20s or 30s and experience the below, then it is likely you’re experiencing a quarter-life crisis.

 

Career

The transition from college to the first and subsequent workplace is difficult, and you find yourself looking back at the “good old days.” Your job is dull and boring. Where you were once bright-eyed, full of dreams and goals, you wanted to attain after school now dwells doubt, uncertainty coupled with anxiety. You’re not sure what you want or should do, only that you don’t want to do what you currently are anymore.

 

Life

You have been frustrated at the seeming lack of purpose in your life. You know life should hold meaning, but you don’t know what that is. With that comes the feeling of being an imposter and the sinking feeling that you’re not good enough. Everything seems to be an act of keeping up appearances and where everyone seems to be doing better than you all around.

 

Personal

You’ve lost your identity and are dissatisfied in your relationships, finances, and accomplishments. Even with loves ones around you, there is a deep sense of loneliness and that people don’t or won’t understand you. Most of all, when you have what you thought you wanted, there’s the depressing thought of “Is this it?!”

 

What is Psychotherapy & Life Coaching?

Life coaching essence is a practice that equips you with the tools and know-how of doing things differently to effect a positive change in your life. As life in UK and Ireland can be quite tricky for the 20 or 30 somethings to navigate but as someone seeing a life coach, you’ll learn:

  • How to find out what matters to you most in life
  • Through strategies, how to identify limited beliefs and how to change them
  • How to identify patterns that keep you stuck and learn new behaviours to building momentum
  • Communication skills to improve your personal and professional relationships
  • Develop a belief in oneself and know how to tap into it when needed most
  • Techniques on positive self-talk that turn you from a critic to a coach
  • How to take care of your mind, body, spirit, and soul to improve your overall well-being

 

FAQ

Here are answers to pressing questions you might have.

 

Do you work with other life coaches?

As a member of a professional coaching panel, the coach regularly works with student coaches. It is the same collaborative spirit that birthed the ‘Kick-Start Your Coaching Business’ three-month online coaching programme with Positive Success Group. Click here to find out more.

Becoming a life coach requires continuous improvement. The coach, therefore, received coaching for their personal life and business.

Both men and women are welcome, with the current service falling at almost a 1:1 ration. However, the online group programmes only serve women currently.

 

Do you offer counselling and life coaching to clients in all age groups?

Clients are mainly between 20 and 35 years of age, but those between 40-60 years see significant improvements in personal and professional lives. The business model is not tailored for those under 18, though there are some exceptions.

 

What are the policies on payment terms, cancellation, and refund?

Payment details are found at the bottom of the relevant programme page with flexible payment plans available. Cancellations for the one-to-one sessions are required to be made 24 hours before the scheduled appointment with a failure of doing so resulting in a fee charge.

Should anyone find the programmes and courses not to their liking, reaching out before the half-way point will result in a full refund? There will, however, be no refunds for non-participation as the success of the programme is dependent on one’s commitment.

 

What are the counsellors or life coach’s qualifications and experience?

Qualifications include N. Cert in Business and Industrial Relations, BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management, P. Dip in Law, Certificate in Coaching, FETAC Diploma in Coaching, Advanced Diploma in Executive & Life Coaching (Positive Success Group), and has a license from GoTo Career Coaching

The coach has also done a six month mentoring with Fiona Harrold, UK’s top Life Coach and a crew member for Wealth Mastery University and Tony Robbins Life. Other opportunities include heading the Career Clinic for the Which Course and Jobs Expos. Overall spend is over 6,000 hours studying coaching and working with individuals and €10,000 invested in training in the past ten years.

The lead title is Master Coach, with qualifications in Wellness, Career and Emotional Intelligence Coaching.

 

Is the life coaching industry regulated?

Coaching is not regulated, and therefore even those with no formal qualifications or training can set up a coaching business. It, therefore, requires an individual to ask for a coach’s expertise before engaging.