30 minute Consultation
This meeting gives you an opportunity to come in, meet me, find out more about my approach to counselling, and ensure a good fit between you and I. It's an opportunity for you to ask me questions about counselling process. Some of the questions that I am usually asked at our consultation are the following:
Your first counseling session might feel like the first day of school - you feel anxious, excited, fearful, hopeful, sad, happy... a whole range of emotions. In this session clients often discuss issues, feelings, and thoughts that brought them to counselling. I often help clients identify their counselling goals.
Second session often begins with a brief review of the first session and further clarification of your counselling goals and we begin exploring how to reach these goals. We explore what we need to do in the session and what you need to do outside of the sessions for achieving your counselling goals.
We begin each session with a focus on your progress. We also discuss important issues and roadblocks, as identified by you. We will regularly discuss your progress and talk about what is working for you in counselling and what does not seem to work.
Your counselling process is complete when you feel that the concerns that brought you to conselling have been addressed and resolved. However, you might have many other reasons for terminating counselling and I always honour and support your decision. I believe that you know best!