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What Happens in the First Counselling Session.
The first session is called the assessment. Before you and I begin therapy, we must be sure:
- Is therapy is right for you?
- Is working with me and my style of therapy the right thing for you?
- Do we both think that our working relationship could be good enough to work in therapy together?
- Are there any mental issues that might make counselling difficult (or impossible) with me.
What Happens in Subsequent Counselling Sessions.
How it can help you.
You (and your partner if couples counselling) and I sit opposite each other, chairs at slightly an angle, and we have conversations. What we talk about is up to you, and what we discover during our conversations can be revealing, helpful, and life-transforming. Sometimes matters that are difficult to talk about with others can become easier to talk about with me. I don’t talk about our conversations with anyone else – so our therapeutic relationship becomes trustworthy.