How long is a session?
Usually one hour. Sometimes a client will request longer and that’s OK too.
How many times do I have to go?
Therapy is like most things, it has a beginning, middle, and an end. How long that process takes really depends on a few things…how complex the reason for counselling is as different people process information at different speeds.
Some people come a few times, some 6-8 times, some for a year or even longer. It really all depends on so many factors, but my clients are always free to decide for themselves about this.
I don’t want people to know I’m in counselling, what’s your policy about that?
One of the expectations of a Licensed Professional Counsellor is that we honor Complete Confidentiality to All Clients at All Times. There are a few exceptions that are explained at the initial appointment, but they pertain to extremely unusual circumstances and are there to protect you, or a child. I live and practice in a small community, privacy and discretion are key to my continued business. I take this very seriously.
I’m nervous, I don’t know what to expect,
That’s understandable, especially if you have not seen a Counsellor before. But I promise you I am easy going, very compassionate and I enjoy nothing more than helping a new client feel safe and relaxed.