Counselling starts by booking your initial session. This initial session is commonly called an “assessment” or “intake” session when you and your counsellor will spend time discussing the following:

  • What can be expected from counselling in terms of confidentiality, payment, and scheduling. 
  • Your previous experiences doing counselling including what worked and didn’t work for you. 
  • A thorough exploration of your current challenges, thoughts, and feelings and how they impact your day-to-day life. 
  • A history of your current concerns and a brief overview of your family background.
  • An exploration as to why you might be feeling or behaving the way you do. 
  • What we can do in counselling to help you start feeling better and improve your situation. 
  • Any questions or concerns you might have about the process.