The counselling process and informed consent.
Simply by considering to choose counselling services, you have taken an important and proactive step toward your overall health and wellbeing. Counselling provides an added resource in your life - one that enables you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment, while working toward resolutions on any number of issues of concern to you.
Typically the first meeting with me involves the completion of some paperwork and a discussion of relative confidentiality and how that works in a counselling relationship. This will take about 15 minutes. The rest of the appointment will be spent chatting and getting to know each other. This will take up the rest of the appointment time. Typically, a session lasts 60 minutes but, because of the paperwork, the first appointment will typically last 75 minutes.
What does confidentiality in counselling mean?
Counselling sessions with me are confidential. No information will be shared with any third party without your written permission. However, there are several limitations to the confidential nature of counselling sessions as prescribed by law and it is important to be aware of them. To learn more, contact me or click on the link below.