Our first session allows space for us to meet in person, to talk about what you want to get out of counselling and for us to consider whether or not we're a good fit. This seesion provides the opportunity to ask questions and ensure a good match between what I offer and what you need. If we decide to continue, we will contract for a number of weekly sessions.
A therapeutic relationship is most effective where there is good rapport between client and therapist. It is through the strength of this relationship that much of the work is done. It is of paramount importance, therefore, that we meet in an atmosphere of empathy, acceptance and trust.
I work holistically to help you achieve personal clarity and beneficial change at a pace that feels comfortable to you. In the course of our work, I will invite you to focus on your immediate awareness and discover the impact of your perceptions on present difficulties. As well as exploring past experiences and future goals. we will also pay attention to what occurs in the relational space between us.