I see our work as a collaboration between us both; with you drawing on the skills, qualities and experience I offer.
Part of the work in the early sessions is to establish a good working relationship where you can feel safe, supported and "met". A key to success is working at a pace that feels comfortable for you.
We can also consider any goals you have for yourself. We may review these goals periodically.
My way of working is respectful and client centered
Couples Counselling tends to be more goal-orientated and educative, whereas one-to-one counselling & psychotherapy can be less about 'doing' and more about 'being'; more about your present experience than reaching the goal.
Sometimes you might need only to be listened to, and to be supported and affirmed in your experience. Other times you might want suggestions for exploration, together with feedback. I might also offer a personal response that recognises our common humanity and possibility for connection with the world.. You are not in this aloney You
I don't have a set recipe to follow, but endeavour to follow your energy and the natural unfolding of your growth towards wholeness.