One on one with your Therapist
Co-creating a more preferred life with and for you
What to expect in a session with your therapist
In many ways being human is our biggest challenge. We have complex thought processes, feelings and ways of reacting to the world we live in. Therefore our personal experiences and ways of relating to our world are difficult to understand – even by ourselves! These complexities become even more difficult to understand when one is faced with hardship, trauma, uncertainty and change.
It is therefore very helpful to join hands with a professional counselor (therapist) – especially if their preferred way of working is to assist you how to help yourself. In meeting with your therapist the two of you will agree upon the areas to work on, as well as on the outcomes you would like to achieve.
It is in the process of working together (called individual therapy) that you will be able to unpack the issue at hand, gain perspective, acquire skills and find solutions.
What then can you expect from individual therapy?
Well, you can expect:
- One-on-one meetings (for example, once a week for between 45 and 60 minutes) with your therapist;
- A safe setting where you get the undivided attention of your psychotherapist;
- Focused attention to the agreed upon goals (e.g. to gain perspective, skills, solutions or relief for the issue at hand, to help you establish or re-establish your life as a thriving, nurturing process, to empower you to move forward with freedom in your life, etc.);
- An atmosphere for learning and exploring alternatives;
- Minimization of re-experiencing pain and discomfort due to the progress made during sessions; and
- A longer or shorter journey, depending on the yourself and the problem at hand
Individual counselling will help you …
- To find new ways to cope with stress, anger, depression, anxiety and other emotional pressures;
- To heal old wounds related to alcoholism, incest, and other traumas;
- To get “unstuck” from the effect of past experiences by breaking old patterns and developing new ways of dealing with old issues;
- To deal with grief, loss, loneliness;
- To resolve sexual difficulties;
- To discover creative ways to address life style challenges;
- To improve your self-identity and boost your self-confidence;
- To clarify commitments;
- To explore purpose, meaning and spiritual growth;
- To develop healthy boundaries;
- or to help you cope with any other challenges that results in overload in your life or create the feeling that you are alone against odds that are too high.
In the end individual counselling is a process of joining resources with a professional counselor in order to get your life under control and to steer it towards a better future.