There are many factors that contribute to a good relationship between therapist and client. Ask yourself these questions: Do I feel understood? Does the therapist seem competent? Do I feel better or relieved after seeing my therapist? Can I imagine myself growing or progressing during therapy? If you answer “yes” to most of these questions, […]
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I use Zoom for online sessions. Zoom offers a safe end-to-end encrypted mode for video calls. When you book an online appointment you will automatically receive an email with a personalized link for our session. Please enter the video call room a couple of minutes before our appointment to assure that you are ready for
This varies depending on the case. If you suffer from a psychological disorder, weekly appointments are recommended, possibly every 2 weeks. Regularity is important to ensure progress monitoring and therapy success. I therefore advise against stopping therapy without having found another treatment alternative. However, if we start with a counselling process (i.e. without a psychological
A basic ethical principle for therapy is free will. If your partner does not want to take therapy, the best is not to pressure him/her to do it. You might, however, invite him/her kindly to take two initial sessions to give it a chance and discuss his/her concerns or doubts regarding therapy during the sessions.
Trying to support a friend or loved one is very understandable. While it might be tempting to undertake the responsibility and book therapy sessions for them on their behalf, this might be counterproductive for both parts. The best you can do is be supportive, validate their situation and invite them kindly to look for help.
My counseling is focused on promoting well-being. This is why you don’t need to feel bad or have any problems to get counseling. We can focus in improving your quality of life and satisfaction with yourself and your surroundings. In couples therapy, we could work, for example, towards creating deeper bonds or preparing for important