A relationship coach supports a client to develop skills for managing their relationships. It applies to marriages and romantic partnerships. Relationship coaching falls within the broader category of life coaching.
The coaching process enables one to set relationship goals, devise strategies, and achieve deeper fulfillment in their personal relationships. The relationship coach empowers the client to develop vital skills such as conflict resolution, communication, trust, intimacy.
Relationship coaching is different from therapy. The relationship coaching approach considers the client as a whole and healthy individual - capable of growing in their relationships, rather than weak and broken from previous relationship experiences. If the relationship coach realizes that the client or couple needs therapy due to psychological trauma or other mental health issues, they then refer to a qualified relationship therapist or counselor.