What to expect
What does counselling look like?
Everyone is unique, so counselling looks a little different for each person.
A typical session will be 50 min in length. The first time we meet it can help to arrive 10 min early in order to complete an intake form.
We will discuss what brought you to counselling and establish what you would like to achieve during our time together.
This will be influenced by the issues you'd like to discuss, your support system, and your goals within counselling. Ultimately what we focus on during the session is up to you. My hope is that you will feel safe and comfortable to explore any issue.
It is Robyn's belief that when challenging times arise people possess incredible strength and adaptability. At times the way we have adapted to help us in certain circumstances become obstacles later on in life. In this way it is his goal to help you explore and understand your emotions, thoughts, beliefs or previous experiences that may be acting as a barrier for you presently. It is Robyn's hope that through this exploration you are able to attain better emotional health and create more satisfying relationships with others.
The approach for counselling is dependant on the issues you wish to address and what will be most effective in supporting your goals. This will always be strength based and could use a range of exercises or approaches based in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Attachment and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.