How do I know if you’re the right therapist for me, and what if you’re not?
Research shows that what we call “therapeutic fit” is the most important aspect of our counselling relationship when it comes to reaching your goals.
Although it’s normal to feel nervous during the first few sessions, a “good fit” means that you feel safe, accepted, respected, and heard in our time together.
"A good fit" also means that you feel a strong sense of agency in your counselling experience, that you’re in the driver’s seat at all times.
It means that you can ask questions, refuse anything that I offer, and bring up anything that may not be working for you, or that feels difficult between us.
My aim is that you feel a deep sense of connection and trust between us. However, if you don’t feel this way for any reason at any time, I encourage you to bring it up, and I will do whatever I can to help work it through.