All counselling-related files are securely and confidentially maintained. Clients in Individual Counselling have a right to review or have a copy of any information that is contained in their files.
Usually we work towards figuring out our counselling goals within the first few sessions, if not in our first one. We also review these goals every 6 - 8 sessions, to make sure we're on track for your objectives. Having said this, some clients prefer to meet and 'process' in general areas, rather than aim at specific goals or results. Either approach can be helpful.
For clients involved with "Relational Counselling", usually as a couple or as family members, the usual focus and goal is the relationship. Within this context, we can also work on individual goals in areas which impact the relationship.
Any client can end therapy at any time. In my experience, clients usually find it very helpful to have a final "wrap up" session. This process strengthens our work by helping you in three ways: by your review of the gains you've made; by you considering what kinds of things you particularly found helpful in our work together; and by discussing how you anticipate dealing with future challenges.
Call, text, or email for appointment times (see Contact Information). I am available weekdays (daytime, evenings) and weekend afternoons.