Jodi Larson- Pendock

BSW RSW MC RCSW

What to Expect from counselling:

Counselling is an interactive process where you identify personal goals that you want to work toward in a safe, nonjudgmental, supportive space. This process is different from talking to our friends or family as your counsellor is bound by of Code of Ethics ensuring your confidentiality. Often, clients have shared that having a counselling is a beneficial way to process and discuss personal struggles with someone who has  an unbiased lens, outside perspective, and to gain a third party view. 

What does the first session typically look like?

For your counsellor, the first session is mainly about getting to know you and learning some background information about you. For you, it’s about getting comfortable talking to your counsellor, and it’s about getting to know one another and setting goals for the counselling process.

What’s Next?

After the first session, you will be asked if you would like to continue counselling, and a second appointment can be booked. It is best to stay with the same counsellor, because you will have a relationship with them and they will know you, your story, and the goals you have worked out together.

Your counsellor may use a number of different therapeutic approaches to help you achieve your goals. Always feel free to ask your counsellor about their approach or ask them any other questions as you continue counselling.

What kind of issues can a counsellor help me with?

Depending on the counsellors qualifications, counsellors can help with a wide range of presenting concerns. It is always best to read counsellors Bio’s to get a sense of where there expertise lies and if they seem like a good fit for you. You always have the right to choose a different counsellor. It can helpful to meet with a counsellor for a few sessions to get a sense of their personal counselling style and to see if its a good fit!

Here is a list of just some of the many concerns that counselling can help with.

By no means is this list exhaustive!

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Time Management
  • Transitions to life changes
  • Homesickness
  • Relationships
  • Body Image
  • Suicidal Feelings
  • Sexuality Concerns
  • Confidence and Self- Esteem
  • Anger/Conflict

AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

Contact Us

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Practitioner hours may be extended
We are closed holidays unless otherwise noted.