Life Coaching Consent Forms Packet
Life coaching is an increasingly popular way of working with individuals who are in need of support. As a therapist and coach who presents, speaks and teaches, in my role as a business coach to other clinical professionals, I was alarmed to hear that therapists sometimes provide life coaching without consent forms in place.
While Psychotherapy and Life Coaching may have similarities, they are very different in other respects. Licensed therapists in the U.S. may not provide therapy services outside of the state they are licensed in.
If a therapist chooses to provide life coaching, it is important to have ethical coaching consent forms that clearly state the difference between life coaching and therapy. My hope is that by providing these forms, this material will help other therapists feel more ethically secure in their coaching services.
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Description of Materials: I have created this Life Coaching Consent forms packet as a support for helping professionals. The packet is a multiple page form to support best practices that clearly outlines:
• What Life Coaching is and is not
• The difference between a Life Coach and a Licensed Therapist
• A list of consent statements that the client initials
• Discusses limits of confidentiality (if the Life Coach is also a Licensed Therapist)
• Outlines cancellation, fee, boundaries, confidentiality, termination, out of session contact
• Liability agreement statement
• Client Signature and Date line
I give copyright permission to each purchaser to edit as needed. The forms are formatted in Word and can be easily edited to include your website, logo and other professional details.
If you are interested in growing your experience and would like coaching or consulting support, you may schedule a session with Mari here. You can learn more about Mari coaching services here. Please note that there is typically about a 2-4 week wait list for coaching or consulting sessions.
Important notes before downloading:
The download is simple - just click on the button above to add to your shopping cart. NOTE: purchase FROM YOUR COMPUTER OR LAPTOP ONLY as the link will not work on smartphones or tablets. NOTE: you will need to customize the form for your individual coaching practice with your address, phone number and your logo. You will be emailed a link for downloading that is active for 24 hours. Click on the link in the email, follow the simple steps, and download within 24 hours.
NOTE: DO NOT DOWNLOAD FROM A SMART PHONE OR TABLET. THE LINK THAT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU IS ACTIVE FOR 24 HOURS ONLY. IF YOU DO NOT DOWNLOAD WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE LINK IS NO LONGER LIVE.
Copyright Reminder: While you may edit the forms with your own business information to brand as your own, and you may use with as many of your own clients as you wish, you may not share, distribute, present, copy, or claim authorship of the forms as this is copyright infringement.
Important Reminder: With any document or form, it is up to the clinician to make sure the information contained within that form meets the legal and ethical requirements and standards of care within your state, country or region, this includes forms and materials for coaching. It is advisable to always check with your licensing board and/or legal counsel before using this or any document and/or materials within your practice, clinical or coaching organization and with clients. By downloading this document packet, you agree to assume all risk and liability.
Disclaimer: By providing this life coaching consent form packet, Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S DBA Growth Counseling Services is not providing legal, ethical, coaching, coaching planning, coaching recommendations, or any other business, coaching or clinical practice advice related to your work as a coach, therapist. You agree to take sole responsibility for all outcomes and will not hold Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S DBA Growth Counseling Services responsible legally or ethically in using this document packet.