The waiting area

The waiting area

 

At the first session

First sessions are between 60 and 75 minutes duration. Unless you specifically request a single consultation, your first session will provide an opportunity for you to confidentially discuss why you have decided to see a counsellor at this time, what you would hope to achieve as a result of your visits and to ask any questions you may have. You will also be asked for information about your history and general life situation. We will discuss options for addressing your concerns and, if counselling is indicated, you will be actively involved in the development of a therapy plan.

The therapy process

Subsequent sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes. These are usually scheduled weekly or fortnightly in the beginning with intervals between sessions adjusted as therapy progresses. We discuss progress towards your goals and satisfaction with therapy at regular intervals and this provides the opportunity to adjust our plan if necessary.