Life does not present us many situations in which we have to make a significant investment without understanding what we are getting into. The exception perhaps is with dining, which is why my cousin Terry is not allowed to pick restaurants for family gatherings anymore! All joking aside, it is important to know what you are getting into before you commit to something, and that is why Freedom Counselling is proud to offer a complimentary consultation for new clients!
Counselling can be an intimidating process, especially if it is not something that you have experienced before! Our complimentary consultation is a time where you are able to meet our therapists, get a feel for what Freedom Counselling is, and see if counselling is the right option for you at this time. There is no pressure to sing up for more sessions if you do not feel it is the right fit.
Consultation as a Shopping Trip
Speaking of fit, have you ever been shopping for a new outfit? One the one hand, if you know your size this should be an easy process – walk in, grab a shirt and jeans, and walk out. On the other hand, anyone who has been to Orchard Park Mall knows that this not how it works! There are so many different looks, fits, and styles, and each person has their own preference. Counselling is no different!
There are many different approaches to counselling, and each approach resonates differently with people based on their presenting concerns and their preferences. That means that sometimes you and your therapist are not a good match, and that is okay! One reason that Freedom Counselling offers a complimentary consultation is so that you can “try on” counselling without making a large commitment. We are also happy to have a number of therapists working with us, each of who have different styles and approaches, to try and best match you and your personality.