Who is a coach and who is a coaching psychologist? Professionalising coaching psychology in the United Kingdom
As the British Psychological Society establishes a new Division of Coaching Psychology and routes to chartered membership for coaching psychologists, we revisit the ongoing dialogue into the professionalisation of coaching psychology, with a specific focus on practice in the United Kingdom (U.K.). We attempt to make distinctions between the practice of a coaching psychologist and a professionally qualified coach. First, we offer an overview of the development of coaching psychology over recent years, contemplating the need to regulate it as a profession. Following that, we consider some of the main coaching and coaching psychology definitions in an attempt to delineate the practice of coaching psychologists from that of non-psychologist coaches. Next, we compare approaches to training and some of the differences between coaching and coaching psychology, as well as the need for an ethical framework and supervision for coaching psychologists. Finally, we conclude by offering a final thought about who is a coaching psychologist.
Published inThe Coaching Psychologist
PublisherThe British Psychological Society
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CitationMoin, T., Giraldez-Hayes, A., Stopforth, M. et al. (2023). Who is a coach and who is a coaching psychologist? Professionalising coaching psychology in the United Kingdom. The Coaching Psychologist, 19(1), 4-18.
Cardiff Met Affiliation
- Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
Cardiff Met AuthorsLaura Rees-Davies
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