This is definitely related to a question of mine that was recently posted.
Karin has given some good insight into the issue. I hate to say this, but it’s true nonetheless… A personal trainer/lifestyle coach can only help a client as much as a client is willing to help him/herself. Echoing Karin, it IS up to the client how much effort to put into the relationship that you have established, together.
As a lifestyle and weight management coach, I’m sure you’ll find something that will appeal to your client. I’m currently taking the LWMC course. I’ve been impressed so far. My mom is a respected psychologist in my area so I would like to think that I’m being objective about the issue.
Consider the stages of change. Maybe the case is that your client isn’t in the stage that he/she is ready to begin relying more one his/her own self-worth. Consider the fact that everyone needs different amounts of time to improve self-efficacy. Hopefully that helps a little?
I have faith in you, as a professional, and I’m sure you won’t disappoint your client!