I want the counselling experience to be as comfortable and interactive as possible. To do that, I feel that demystifying the process might help set you at ease before you even step foot in my counselling studio.
When you first contact me, I will do my best to return your call (or email) within 24 hours. Then we will set up an appointment time, and you are welcome to ask any questions or voice concerns you may have about the whole process.
During the first few minutes of your first session, I will ask you to read and sign two forms: the Informed Consent form, which outlines your rights as a client and my legal and ethical boundaries as a counsellor, and the Fees & Financial Agreement Form, which outlines costs, methods of payment and the 24-hour cancellation policy. Once general business is taken care of, the time is yours to talk and discuss what has been going on for you and how that has been affecting your life. By the end of the session, I will have outlined some therapeutic goals with you, as well as what to expect in our sessions when addressing the types of concerns you are struggling with. Finally, I will be asking you for some feedback about the session and give you an opportunity to ask questions and to clarify anything that was discussed.