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The Process

Registered Clinical Counselling

The Therapy Process

The sound of therapy can be intimidating and unsettling. Let us put you at ease and you can decide if this is the door you want to open.
The counselling process

1. Book An Intake

First book an intake. Intakes are where we get to know you. We 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. This way, you and your therapist begin on the same page. At the end of the intake, we want to establish the goals of therapy. These goals are going to be achievable and unique to you. We will also set a plan that is tailored to you. Grief knows no limits and everyone needs different timings. At the end of your intake, you will leave with a plan that is committed to achieving your goals.

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. You are beautiful, but we all have travelled through dark places, encountered tears to our hearts, had fear encroach and paralyze aspects of ourselves. At Palm and Cedar we want to journey these places with you and reveal the radiance within.

Counselling is a partnership. It requires work and commitment, some session will have “homework” This is to promote your way to goals. An image of a race comes to mind, we race inside our work, our homes, but counselling is where a cup of cold water is given and we find better ways to train, so the race be finished well.

3. Finishing Well

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