How you can help yourself get the most out of our sessions?
Ask yourself some questions.....
What do you want to get from therapy?
It can be useful to consider this question when coming to therapy. If we have a goal to work towards it can help you focus and see when and if progress is being made.
How can I be helpful to you?
Its equally important for you to be able to tell me how you want me to assist you. I will be honest about what I can and cannot do
Be as open and honest as you can
Don’t assume I know it all. Each client is different and so are their needs. It is my hope to provide a safe place for you to be able to open up but this is a two-way thing. I cannot read your mind so I rely on you responding as honestly as you can. This may not seem very open in the beginning that’s ok. However, if it continues that you don’t feel you can be honest with me that will hinder your progress which leads to the next point…..
Give me honest feedback if you can
Tell me if you feel I am not helping or if something I do or say doesn’t feel right for you. I will take that on board and discuss it openly with you. Often this is the place where you see how a real adult trusting relationship can develop where the person can get it wrong and hear that from you without it becoming a blaming or shaming issue.
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