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A Road Map to Therapy

A Map

The Journey of Counselling

The sound of therapy can be intimidating and unsettling. Let me put you at ease and you can decide if this is the door you want to open. If you are investigating, give me a call and I offer a complimentary 15 minute session for you to ask any questions you may have regarding my approach and your concern. Then if you are ready to begin your own resilient journey, book an intake.
The counselling process

1. Book An Intake

Intakes are where I get to know you and they are longer than an individual session. I want to learn about you, your history, medical information, family information. Confidentiality is of the utmost, and your intake helps to create a reflection of you. At the end of the intake, I want to establish the goals of therapy. These goals are going to be achievable and unique to you. I will also set a plan that is tailored to you. At the end of your intake, you will leave with a plan that is committed to achieving your goals and a time frame for therapy. We also offer Solution Focused Brief Therapy for those who want a concise treatment plan. Your time is your investment.

2. Your First Session

Then comes your first session. You did it! You have begun a journey. You are not alone. The process begins. Every client’s session will look differently. Each session will begin with a follow-up and then processing through the obstacles that have kept part of you back or from progressing to where you want to be. Each session will be designed with you at the heart of it.

Palm and Cedar is a Christ centred counselling centre as we look to His Love, His Hope, His Courage and His peace to help us navigate the unexpected or stormy seas in our minds and hearts. We all have travelled through dark places, encountered damage to our hearts, had fear encroach and paralyze aspects of ourselves. At Palm and Cedar I want to journey these places with you and assist you in discovery your radiance within.

Counselling is a partnership. It requires work and commitment, some session will have “homework” This is to promote your way to goals.

3. Finishing Well

Finishing Well: Life is a journey, we keep moving forward in healthier and deeper ways. But once your goal or goals are achieved, I want to do follow up. To ensure you are confident and have the necessary support(s) you need. This session is where we review the accomplishments and leave off with an open door.