Life Coaches and Counselors both have value. I found it is important that both need be good listeners.. I found any visits to a counselor had value in that I could talk and get things which concerned me off my chest . I always come away feeling better but no better than I would have if I had had an empathetic listener but as you know these are hard to find. With a Life Coach I found my actions became more account able as we work to obtain my goals and utilized their knowledge.