Counselling is not always easily described. It varies depending on the personalities of the counsellor and the client and the particular problems brought to each session. Counselling calls for a very active effort on your part.
For therapy to be successful, you will have to work on things we talk about both during our sessions and at home. Counselling can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of our life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness.
On the other hand, counselling has been shown to have benefits for people who go through it. Therapy can lead to better relationships, learning new ways to cope with or solve problems, developing new skills, a significant reduction in feelings of distress, changing unwanted behaviour’s, and improved self-esteem.
But there are no guarantees of what you will experience. Counselling is a process of personal exploration and may lead to major changes in your life perspectives and decisions. Together we will work to achieve the best possible results for you. Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy. If you have any questions about my procedures, we can discuss them whenever they arise. If doubts persist, we will be happy to refer you to another counselling professional.
The first appointment is an intake, needs assessment session wherein the client and counsellor get to know each other and a detailed history taking is done, which creates the foundation for case planning and future sessions. During this time, we can both decide if the counsellor is the best person to provide the services you need to meet your treatment goals.
Appointments for phone or zoom counselling sessions can be made between face-to-face appointments.
Limits of Confidentiality
It is essential that you understand the confidential nature of your relationship with your therapist. Information that you disclose about your situation will be treated as confidential. No one at New Aniibiish will release your name, or information about you, or your counselling, to anyone outside of the agency without your informed, voluntary, and written consent.
In order to ensure accountable, ethical, and effective clinical service, your therapist may consult with a Clinical Consultant and/or colleagues for clinical consultation. Identifying information will be kept to a minimum during any such clinical consultation.
If you are a CFS client attending therapy, CFS does ask for reports on a regular basis. This is to ensure that goals for treatment are being met and to ensure CFS continues to support the family.
Electronic Communication Consent
For many people, electronic communication is an important part of life. This includes but is not limited to, cell phones, texting, email, social media, and video chatting, as well as any other form of electronic communication. At New Aniibiish, we want to make sure that we meet the needs of our clientele and take cautionary means about privacy.
New Aniibiish utilizes electronic communication to arrange, cancel/confirm appointments, or provide clients with information about upcoming events or services. We will not be able to contact you without your permission.
Emergency services are not provided by New Aniibiish. If you are in need of immediate assistance, the following are some resources available.