Health Coaching Scope of Practice
All you need to know
It can be a minefield to know who to work with when looking for a Health Coach.
I am a member of the UK Health Coach Association and fully insured for my work as an EFT Practitioner and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. For your peace of mind my scope of practice is below.
Scope of Practice:
Health Coaches form an alliance with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and in doing so enhance their wellbeing. In the course of their work Health Coaches display an unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in the client’s capacity for change. They honour that each client is the expert on his or her own life, ensuring that interactions are non-judgemental and respectful at all times. Health Coaches empower the client to create and put into practice self-determined goals relating to their health and wellbeing. It is a creative process in which Coaches support clients in finding internal motivation, strengths and resources to develop strategies to make and sustain healthy choices and to encourage behaviour change. While Health Coaches do not diagnose conditions, or provide psychological therapeutic interventions, Rachel Turner may provide treatments in areas in which she holds active, nationally recognised practitioner credentials, such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) but only if deemed appropriate by both Rachel Turner and the client. As partners and facilitators, Health Coaches support their client in achieving health goals and behavioural change based on the client’s own goals and consistent with treatment plans as prescribed by individual clients’ professional health care providers. As a client you will understand that a Functional Medicine Health Coach is neither a psychological nor a medical professional. Rachel won’t give you any medical advice, nor will she replace services such as those provided by Registered Dieticians, Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nutritionist or any other Health Professional.
Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.