My view of therapy is that the relationship between client and counsellor is the most important factor in determining the success of your therapy experience. The research backs this up too. Some say that it’s a therapist’s method or training that makes the difference. While these are important factors, what difference does a particular counselling method make if you can’t get along with the person who is trying to help you?
Because of the value I place on the importance of a good therapeutic fit, I encourage you to contact me to set up your complementary 15-minute consultation before a first counselling appointment. In fact, I consider it so important that an initial conversation is the first step before going on my waiting list.
A consultation is your opportunity to ask me any counselling-related question to better help you make an informed decision about therapy, including helping you to determine whether I am the right counsellor for you. Coming prepared with some questions can help you get more out of your consultation. This time is also a chance for you to experience my office space and see whether you feel comfortable there.
These are truly no-obligation consultations! I believe that there is no one perfect therapist for everyone. I also really enjoy the experience of meeting new people and responding to your questions.
I look forward to hearing from you!