In the first session, you can expect to sign treatment consent forms, get versed on limitations of confidentiality, to provide relevant background information about yourself, and to start establishing treatment goals.
Overall, counselling sessions are a collaborative experience. The goals of treatment and the treatment plan will be discussed and decided upon within the first couple of therapy sessions.
In counselling you can expect encouragement, connection and thoughtful questioning to help you develop a deeper understanding of your experience.
In this process you will be invited to develop new ways of supporting yourself. Although you may feel uncomfortable at times as we explore your behaviours, emotions, reactions and perceptions, you decide the pace of this work.