What to Expect
During the counselling journey, I’ll work with you as a guide who walks beside you as you reflect on your life, explore your goals and desires, and work to make changes to restore direction, meaning and balance.
During our first consultation meeting, I will begin by asking you what made you seek out counselling. I will take time to answer any questions you may have about how we can work together and you can begin to explore what goals you would like to reach while in counselling.
It is important to me that you feel comfortable and confident that we can work together so that our partnership is as effective as possible. If you decide to move forward with counselling services, you will be asked to sign a consent form that describes the risks and benefits of counselling, costs, confidentiality, and other important information.
We will then schedule our next few sessions together. During these and upcoming sessions, I will periodically check in with you to see if we are making progress towards your goals and if you are getting what you need out of the counselling process.
The number of sessions needed by a client is different for each person and can depend on many things, including issues and goals brought to counselling, insurance coverage and affordability, and ongoing benefits perceived by the client, among others. The important thing is that we will check in with each other along the way to make sure that your needs are being met and that you continue to benefit from the counselling process.