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COUNSELLING PREP FORM

Indiviudal Counselling

If you’ve never received treatment before, it’s normal to be unsure about what to anticipate. You might not be familiar with the therapist’s methods or what to anticipate from therapy. People frequently experience anxiety when they attend for the first time; this is completely natural and anticipated as you have never done this before. You should feel more at ease following the first session.

Guidelines

Your role in treatment is to define specific objectives. If you’re unsure of your objectives, ask your therapist for assistance.

A therapist’s role is to support you in achieving your objective (as long as it is reasonable), and they may ask you many questions to better understand you, your mental processes, and the difficulties you are facing. The therapist can assist you in better understanding yourself once they are aware of these facts. putting you in a better position to handle the situation.

Although they might provide suggestions that may be helpful, therapists do not give advice. A therapist can assist you in better understanding your problems, their potential connections to specific circumstances, and yourself. This gives you the option to choose whether to stick with the narrative/understanding you may have formerly believed to be true or to take another angle into account. 

Your choice(s) should be based on what you believe is best for you. You are the only person who truly knows your life, your experiences, and yourself. Therefore, as opposed to the few information the therapist has about you, your decisions will be based on all the facts you have.

The main goal of all therapies is to help you become more conscious of who you are, what you know about yourself, your relationships, your past, and what might be going on for you subconsciously. Knowing the reasons behind your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours helps you feel in control of the issues rather than having them control you.

When you put new information into practise and decide to break old behavioural patterns, therapy is effective.

Mindset

When you approach therapy with the perspective that there is something wrong with you, you will likely be resistant to the insight offered. This is expected because the insight may be perceived as criticism rather than as helpful.

Nothing is wrong with you. You only need assistance to resolve a few issues you are having.

One of the reasons people access therapy is that there have been certain regrettable events that have given rise to a few problems that now need to be addressed. You might not be aware of the circumstances that have affected you, but your therapist can help you put the puzzle together by exploring them.

When therapy is seen as self-development, the dynamics alter; insight can then be seen as supportive of your growth as a person, and you could discover that there is less resistance.

We’re not here to judge or criticise you; we’re here to help.

Be honest and open-minded.

The more knowledge the therapist has, the better they can assist you in understanding yourself. 

Working to understand the difficulties is a fantastic first step, but it’s crucial to recognise that, like an onion, they can have many facets, and you can discover that they are not what you first thought they would be.

Your therapist will build a secure, safe relationship with you and an environment where you feel free to express your emotions without fear of negative consequences. You might need a few sessions before you start to feel secure emotionally.

Compassion promotes healing.

Review your sessions.

It is usually advised that you reflect on your sessions and give yourself time to reflect on the conversations. Remember that if you are confused or uncertain about something, you can always ask your therapist for clarification.

Once you have reflected and determined which insight is accurate, you can then decided whether to act on the knowledge. Think about your feelings regarding the materials, the sessions, and the puzzle pieces the therapist is assembling for you.

Researching the insight will also help you learn more about the issue, which is a good idea. Because the following session will be an expansion of what you’ve already learned, you will advance more swiftly as a result of having more self-awareness outside of the session.

Change requires time.

If issues take years to develop, it will also take time to resolve them. When introducing changes, consistency is always important.

If there was a quick fix, everyone would use it; but, change takes time.

 

 

Bring up subjects you’re prepared to discuss.

You are always welcome to begin the session with the topic you would like to discuss if you are prepared to address an issue or circumstance that has occurred. Please be aware that the therapist won’t be aware if you bring up a subject you’re not ready to discuss since, since you’ve brought it up, it will be assumed that you are.

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