chapter  4
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What next?

For the client, ignoring the signs could lead to an escalation of the problems and delay treatment, meaning that the client finds it much harder to return to normal. Ignoring the signs could mean that the coaching itself exacerbates a relatively minor psychological problem. Taking too strong an action could lead to the client struggling with the stigma of mental illness in the future. Taking injudicious action in a work-based setting could lead to future job problems, even dismissal. Hence the need to be clear in the rationale behind the choice made for the future of coaching.