If you’ve never been for counselling don’t worry! Counselling is a great way to improve your quality of life, learn skills and heal or find freedom from life’s many struggles. After contacting Fresh Hope Counselling, Marla, our Administrative Assistant, or Glenn, our Office Administrator, will send out the intake forms and a client/therapist contract for you to sign (it outlines the legal dynamics including what you can expect from the counselling, confidentiality, fees, and our cancellation policy). If you can fill out the forms and return them to the office prior to your appointment it will allow the Counsellor to read through your forms prior to the session.
In order to get the most from your session, a good way to prepare yourself is simply to come with an intention to be open, honest and willing. The Counsellor will do her best to make you feel at ease and help you share what the presenting problems are that you want to work on. The greatest predictor of success in therapy is the connection between Therapist and Client.