Getting Started – what to expect from counselling.
What to Expect in Your Counselling Sessions
Making the decision to attend counselling is the first step and can happen quite some time before you are actually ready to make an appointment. When you are ready and you contact me and we speak for the first time, we each get to hear each others voice. You may like to speak first or if not I will speak to you and and I will just get a sense of you and what you are looking for; I may ask a few questions to get to know you. It is not a test and there in no pressure on you at all, it is simply to ease us into the relationship. That is what counselling is based on, the relationship as counsellor and client and how we might work together. Counselling sessions are confidential, so you can talk about things you might not feel comfortable discussing with anyone else.
Clients sometimes worry that they do not why know there are coming into therapy, but that they just sense that they need a safe space to talk and share; “My head is all over the place”, “ I cant concentrate at work/home”; “Im not sleeping/eating”, “I feel angry/anxious most therapy.of the time”, However, some clients see counselling as a process to engage in when they are feeling happy and strong, they may have issues that they have parked and now feel ready to work through them. Whatever your reason is, it is yours, it is a great reason to start