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Counselling Session What to Expect

Counselling Session

What to Expect

Counselling Session

Counselling Session and heading into therapy for the first time. If your attending therapy for the first time it can be scary. Your meeting a stranger and suppose to reveal your history and discuss areas of your life that are very private and confidential. You may feel more at ease is you know what to expect when attending for your first time.

I always want to congratulate the client for taking the bold and brave step to seeking help. I explain that I am in no way the authority of their life but rather someone that can see outside of the blinders they are wearing. We all wear them. These are the areas we are not aware of at times. I tell them that there is no one “right way” to start therapy and that the client can start at any point. They may start with the past or present concerns. I will jump in to fill in the gaps so that I can get a clear understanding.

Counselling Sessions

Standard Questions

Why are you seeking therapy?

A particular problem or issue has lead you into therapy. You may only know the scratch surface level but together we will dig deeper.

Obtaining your personal history and your current situation.

I will ask a series of relevant questions concerning your life, the family system in which you were raised and the narratives that you were conditioned to believe.

Fully Discovering Your Symptoms.

It’s great to know why your seeking help but we also need to identify all of the symptoms your experiencing. Many people have a hard time identifying and clarifying what they are experiencing. You may only feel depression, anger or anxiety but it goes deeper. Together we will clarify these symptoms.

Counselling Session

What Is Your Role?

Don’t just show up and sit there

This is a team effort. You must take an active role in your life. In order to do this the following key points are important:

Being Open

This is a team effort. You must take an active role in your life. In order to do this the following key points are important:

Being Prepared

Try to know how to articulate what is going on prior to arriving to session. If you can write down some notes and bring them in.

Ask Away

The more questions you ask about the therapy process the better. You will also find that your more comfortable opening up. Don’t stay bottle up and afraid to ask for clarification.

Be willing to hear honest and direct feedback.

I am direct but loving and kind. I am not invested in you liking me. If that were the case then I would be thinking about myself in session instead of you. Be able to hear things about yourself that you may not like but are true. Leave your ego at the door.

Counselling Session
Counselling Session
Don’t just show up and sit there

This is a team effort. You must take an active role in your life. In order to do this the following key points are important:

Being Open

This is a team effort. You must take an active role in your life. In order to do this the following key points are important:

Being Prepared

Try to know how to articulate what is going on prior to arriving to session. If you can write down some notes and bring them in.

Ask Away

The more questions you ask about the therapy process the better. You will also find that your more comfortable opening up. Don’t stay bottle up and afraid to ask for clarification.

Be willing to hear honest and direct feedback.

I am direct but loving and kind. I am not invested in you liking me. If that were the case then I would be thinking about myself in session instead of you. Be able to hear things about yourself that you may not like but are true. Leave your ego at the door.

Counselling Sessions

Give It A Try

Push through any fear you may be experiencing. Once you make it to the first session you will find relief and answers to questions that you have been asking yourself a long time. There is no better work that the work you do on yourself. Call today and let’s start working together.

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