Individual Counselling is the most popular service offered at our Clinic. It is suitable for clients aged 13 years or older. For children younger than this, we generally recommended parental or caregiver involvement in sessions as the emotional and behavioural issues that arise during these younger developmental years are usually best addressed within the broader family context (see Child and Family Counselling for further information).
During the first session your Psychologist will guide you through a series of questions designed to get to know you better and understand what you would like to get out of the therapy process. Our approach is very much client-centred and client-driven, which means you are always in control of the direction that the therapy takes.
Your Psychologist may use specific questionnaires or checklists as part of the assessment process to clarify any particular problems that you are having, but they will always make sure that you are comfortable with this and understand the purpose of the assessment. Throughout the therapy process, your Psychologist will continue to check-in with you to make sure that you are working towards the goals and outcomes that are important to you.