Q: What will happen on the first counselling session?

A: The first session is primarily an initial assessment.
This offers the opportunity for you and the counsellor to explore what it is that you want from counselling.
It enables both you and the counsellor the chance to get to know each other and to decide if we can both work together on your issues.

Q: Is there any risk involved with counselling?

A: There are some risks as well as many benefits with therapy.
For example, in therapy, there is a risk that clients will, for a time, have uncomfortable levels of sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, frustration, loneliness, helplessness, or other negative feelings.
Clients may recall unpleasant memories.
Sometime's a client's problems may temporarily worsen after the beginning of treatment.
Most of these risks are to be expected when people are making important changes in their lives.

Q:    How long will it last

A: A standard clinical hour is (50) minutes.
Frequently, clients will be scheduled for their sessions on a weekly basis.
Eventually clients will move to a bi-weekly basis or something less.
Therapy is hard work!.
Clients should prepare to use their session time wisely..
The time between sessions is also important.
This is the time when clients put in to practice what they have developed during their therapeutic sessions.