Depending on the problem or issue at hand, counseling/therapy will usually take following course over 3 phases:
Phase I: Intake and Assessment
This is the first phase of therapy which will begin with a clinical intake assessment. During this time, we will go over your presenting issue and concerns, and work together in evaluating the problem at hand.
We will discuss your expectations and how we can go about working on your issue with a suitable treatment plan. This is also an opportunity for us to get acquainted as it is important that we both feel comfortable with each other.
Phase II: Intervention
This is the phase in which we will be actively working together on your problem/issue. The frequency and duration of sessions here will depend on the nature of the issue, the severity of the problem, your needs, goals, time, finances etc. During this time, we also stay regularly updated in ensuring that your needs remain realistic and that the identified goals will be met.
Phase III: Ending
As you improve, sessions will be reduced as we collaboratively agree on when this should begin to take place. The timing/frequency of this depends on the nature and severity of your issue and your personal circumstances. I encourage ending with a relapse prevention plan so that you will know how to immediately go about dealing with the problem/issue should you find it reoccurring. It is also not uncommon for a check back session to be scheduled (in 3-6 months) if and where required by you.
Once we have concluded therapy together, be rest assured that my door will always be open for you should you ever experience any difficulties again in your life.