What are the requirements to be a relationship coach??

Question by katie colmes: What are the requirements to be a relationship coach??
Hi, I’ve always studied psychology and my main goal was to be a psychologist or marriage/family counseler. However, i wasn’t sure if I really wanted to go through all those years of schooling, plus I stumbled across the field of “relationship coachin” and I realized that this is definately my callig. My BA is in communication studies. What is required to be a Relationship Coach? to start your own practice? any kinds of tests, schooling, etc? what is the typical salary for this profession? what do relationship coaches normally charge per session, and are they popular? Any help with these questions would be great! thanks..

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Answer by Blondii
I think that if u r able to get a buisness going, make it annonomys, its much more popular. Also, i think if u had some schooling for this, it might help. I think that u need to hav dated atleast 40 people to understand it best tho. Watch shows like “criminal minds” too, in order to understand stuff like wut other people r thinking.

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  1. Captain Flatulence said,

    Wrote on April 22, 2013 @ 5:44 am

    There are currently no states that regulate coaching but there is a movement for it to be recognized as a licensed profession – just so it can be taxed, etc..

    I am a coach who specializes in relationshps but there are corporate coaches and other specialties within the field. I have developed my own program that I use for couples that incorporates what I’ve learned from many different sources.

    Coaching is something you either have a knack for or you don’t – there are no steadfast rules.

    As a start, I’d recommend “Co-Active Coaching” by Laura Whitworth et al.

    Good luck.

  2. justbeingher said,

    Wrote on April 22, 2013 @ 6:14 am

    Well, if you have a degree already in an allied field (sounds like you do) this is a great start.

    You have to get credibility and experience. Continued professional training that counselors take is always a good option and looks good on a curriculum vitae. A coaching certification (like through Sage, or Coach U) is an excellent credential. You also must get yourself some results under your belt, even if the first several clients are free services.

    You need to check with your state to see how you can represent yourself in advertising. If you don’t diagnose or promise results, you can do a lot in most states without getting crosswise with the law.

    Then you have to design your counseling program/strategies, and brand yourself. Setting up a website and publishing some articles on the site and in local magazines , and getting some local press/publicity/advertising, are places to start.

    It should be evident to people that your own life is in order and your relationships are good. It’s just not credible to try to coach others if your own life is not great.

  3. Susan M said,

    Wrote on April 22, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    Just for the heck of it see if that job is listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2006-2007 at the library or at the employment office. I would see how others are advertsing online and see what creditials they are listing and what they are charging. Researching online is only the start I would try to find someone in your local phone book as well to see what their ad reads or call as just ask for pricing to get an idea of what they have to offer and for how much.

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