What to expect in Counseling
Counseling involves a professional relationship between a qualified psychologist and their client. This therapeutic alliance provides a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to share their concerns, increase self-awareness, and promotes clients’ mental health and wellbeing. Your psychologist will work with you to understand the unique concerns that brought you to counseling. This will involve enquiring about your current and past life experiences, the coping strategies and self-care skills you have, your goals for counseling, and other questions relevant to your situation. Counseling sessions are confidential, and your psychologist will discuss this with you in the first session. At the end of the first session, you and your psychologist will discuss how you want to ‘take things forward’. If you decide to continue with counseling, your psychologist will work with you to identify appropriate ways to achieve your goals for counseling.