Content of a session
The initial session is a bit different from any other, as we will be meeting each other for the first time. We will use this opportunity in part to just get a sense of each other to see if we are a right fit, while also having the chance to find out more information. For example, I might ask you why you have decided to come to counselling, why have you come now, what are you looking for and what are your expectations. You will also have the chance to ask me any questions you might have. How long this initial process will take changes from person to person but at some point in the session we will begin the process of counselling and take it from there.
At the beginning of each session I will check in with you about how you are and ask you what you would like to use the session for. Often I continue to work from where we ended the last session, but this doesn’t always happen, particularly if something more pressing has happened in the time since the last session. The majority of each session is made up of an exploration of your experience, in an attempt to generate awareness, gain insight and develop a richer understanding of who you are.
Sessions usually end with another check in about how you are and an agreement to try and do one (or more) things between now and the next session.
Each session is 50 minutes long.