Once you arrive in our cozy downtown Calgary office, you should expect a great counselling experience. The first few minutes of your time at OCH will involve reviewing important paperwork and topics like confidentiality and informed consent. The remainder of your time will be spent discussing what brought you to counselling, what your goals and how to first go about accomplishing them. By the end of the session, the objective is for you to feel comfortable with the counsellor, counselling process and gain a sense of confidence that you have taken one step closer to achieving your therapeutic goals.
Future sessions will be focused on your overall counselling goal. You will also have the freedom to bring up other pertinent topics that would be helpful for us to concentrate on. My job is to work collaboratively with you, in part by discussing and offering different perspectives and ideas of how to accomplish your goals.
Together through our counselling, we will gain a sense of understanding of what contributes to your challenges, what your unhelpful patterns of thinking and interacting are and how to change them. You will learn to create positive patterns and to access the resources you need to take steps to accomplish and maintain your desired changes. We will work together to help you achieve your goals and create a healthier happier future, in part by doing, feeling and being better.