What happens in the first session?
In our first session we will cover a little bit of ground and explore your problems you face and talk how you are experiencing your life and the relationships, around you.
It can take a bit of time to settle into the session(s) and you will be assessing me too, and getting a sense of how it might be if we continue together.
If we decide to continue to work together then we will agree a regular weekly appointment and an initial number of sessions, within a theraputic agreement. I can work shorter term or more open ended.
Finding the right Counsellor
I’t can be daunting at first, and particularly so if you have not had counselling before.
We will discuss how I work, and begin to explore what your expectations of counselling are. We can also talk through any concerns you may have regarding the counselling process, or the agreement we make. There is no obligation to continue but if it feels like we can make progress together then we proceed.
I will work with you in a way that is non directive, and will not give you any advise. We work together. I will look to follow the thread of how you experience life and respond to what you share, sometimes it might feel challenging, but we will work at your pace. We work very much in the here and now, and you might choose to talk about specific experiences, I might encourage you to further talk, I will ask you about how you feel, and get a sense of what your life perspective is in order to fully support you as unique. I might point things out that i observe, things that maybe you are not aware of and share my response with you.
My way of working is humanistic and know that with the right conditions, great strides can be made. I seek to support you in gaining clarity and confidence to make the change you need to do in a way that ins tangible and sustainable.
If you wanted to know more about how to use creative methods within the sessions we can incorporate that, sometimes it helps when words are not forthcoming, and you ‘don’t know’ Sometimes Emotional Freedom Technique can be included, (tapping) which can help bring the body or nervous system back into balance. What also can be helpful, is grounding or breath work.
I aim to work with you in a grounded way which is through the mind body and energy.
It doesn’t always have to be so serious, it can be everything and you can bring anything you want and feel valued.
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