Coaching vs. Counselling vs. Consulting
A good question because there are important differences.
Coaching focuses on a current challenges and opportunities, and supports the client to move forward to a defined outcome created by you and your coach. This is common for senior managers, executives, and entrepreneurs who need confidential support in working through complex problems before taking action which may include accessing specific expertise.
Consulting is a broad description of external support but typically involves the consultant taking on project tasks, and providing expert advice or technical expertise. Lawyers and Accountants would be common professions that routinely provide specific technical analysis.
Counselling focuses on revisiting past events often focusing on emotional trauma.