The main model I apply is Humanistic therapy which focuses on the individual as a whole. It encourages people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. The emphasis is on self-development and achieving the highest potential rather than on problematic behaviour. The below approaches are all under the Humanistic umbrella which may overlap and I integrate them into my work to enable an unique experience for each person.
What to expect in your first counselling session
These are the areas we will cover together:
I will spend the first few minutes introducing myself and explaining how I work. You can ask me any questions about the therapy or anything you’re not sure about.
I will invite you to give a brief history of the problems you’re experiencing and may request that you complete some forms. It’s important that you feel you’ve had the opportunity to tell me about what’s troubling you.
On the first session I will talk through the contract and make sure we are mutually agreed. This will be a printed document for us both to sign.
This first session is important for making sure that you feel comfortable with me and my way of working.