These are typically held each week at the same time, or may be fortnightly, alternating days or similar to accommodate work, child care etc by arrangement with sessions lasting 50 minutes.
We confirm the agenda and start by determining the current position and any changes since the last session. The situation will be explored with thoughts, feelings and actions examined in relation to how they impact on the current situation. How we relate to ourselves and others has a great impact on the quality of our lives and relationships. Initially a client may feeling confused, isolated and disparing.
As we start to unpick things and work with difficult issues at a pace that you feel comfortable with. Initially you may feel in a more painful place than when you first started counselling. Often those things that cause pain will have been pushed into the background. Bringing them to the fore ground can be painful, but then they can be looked at and then put into new perspectives based on what is experienced.
A new direction can be taken when understanding historical events, the part you have played and how they have impacted on your life are revealed. Through awareness of options, new ways of being can be determined. By making an informed decision in the here and now the most appropriate solution can be taken so as to achieve the best outcome.
The client will know when it is time to finish counselling as they will have greater insight and control over their situation and a greater sense of self and the direction they are taking.