What questions might a Counsellor ask?

1. Why are you seeking counselling?

You'll most likely be asked what it is that has brought you here. This is your opportunity to discuss exactly why you are there and what you hope to gain from counselling.

2. What is your current situation and personal history?

It is important to let your counsellor know your current situation, this includes any day-to-day issues you are facing and even your work and home life. Discussing your personal history will give your counsellor a chance to understand more about you as a person and why these issues may have occurred.

3. Can you describe what you have been feeling?

Whether these are physical or psychological, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your counsellor.

It is advised that you be honest and open when answering these questions in order to get the most out of your counselling sessions.

During your counselling experience, you should aim to build a trusting relationship with your counsellor so that you feel safe and confident discussing your worries. If for any reason you do not feel comfortable talking about your problems with your counsellor, it is perfectly acceptable to look for another one.


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