How We Work With You

This page provides information about our approach to working with you and what you can expect from therapy sessions with a KlearMinds Counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach.

4 Simple Steps to Achieve Lasting Change

 
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We have trained in a wide range of therapies, so we can tailor our approach to best suit your learning style.

We practice a simple, yet powerful, 4 step philosophy to help you to achieve lasting change, in the fastest way possible.

 

Education:

Education is power and we have a passion for providing you with this power.

When you understand all the factors that are contributing to your difficulties, you will feel more empowered to begin making the changes needed to improve your life.

Problems are like weeds, if you don’t remove the root it will grow again. We can help you find and remove the root

Advice:

We all learn to manage problems a particular way because that strategy has worked before. When it doesn’t work anymore, advice on alternative strategies is essential.

We will give you advice and strategies when you need them, so you don’t have to worry about figuring it all out yourself.

We will also empower you to discover solutions that come from your innate inner wisdom because it holds some of the best solutions for you.

Support:

Ineffective or old habits die hard! Letting go of some old habits can be difficult, even when you want to.

We can show you how to develop the tools you need to remove the roots of unhelpful habits for good, so your new strategies become the automatic, effective, action you need to create the life you want.

Speed:

We understand it can take a long time to seek help and by the time you meet us, you want to overcome the problem as quickly as possible. Helping people achieve change quickly is our passion.

Our integrated approach is what makes the difference. We take the best from life coaching, counselling and psychotherapy because this combination achieves fast and effective lasting change.

If you would like to learn about the range of therapies we are trained in click here

How are Counselling Sessions Organised?

We believe flexibility is important and change can be achieved using a variety of different session formats. Your therapist will be happy to make recommendations you might find helpful and work flexibly with your schedule, when possible.

Here are a few format examples below:

Counselling Sessions for Individuals

Session Format: In general meetings are organised weekly, at the same time, on the same day – because this format is proven effective. Some people use a fortnightly or other types of schedule, due to work flexibility or other reasons. Good work can be achieved in this format. Sometimes it might be a bit slower than a weekly format, as the time is more spread out it all depends on the type of issues you are wanting to resolve.

Single Session: For individuals a session lasts 50 minutes. In general meetings are organised weekly, at the same time, on the same day – because this format is proven effective.

Double Session: Sometimes people like to do a double session or more because a lot of work can be covered in that format. This can provide a good kick start to making initial changes or be a useful way to tackle a particular issue, more quickly.

Flexible Session: Some people use a fortnightly or other type of schedule, due to work flexibility or other reasons.

Counselling Sessions for Couples

Session Format: In general meetings are organised weekly, at the same time, on the same day – because this format is proven effective. Some couples use a fortnightly or other type of schedule, due to work flexibility or other reasons. Good work can be achieved in this format. Sometimes it might be a bit slower than a weekly format, as the time is more spread out and depending on what issues you are trying to tackle.

Double Session: A double session lasts one hour and 50 minutes. For couples it can be really helpful to begin the work with a double session. This provides you both with more space and time to gain clarity and understanding on the issues you both feel are important whilst allowing for time to consider some strategies that can start you on the road towards the changes you each want.

Single Session: A single session lasts 50 minutes. Once the key objectives are identified and you feel you are on the path towards effective change, single sessions can be useful as review and top up sessions. They can help keep the momentum of positive change building until you feel you’ve achieved what you want and don’t need us any more.

What happens at my First Appointment?

We view the first meeting, as an opportunity for you to explore whether working with us will help you find solutions to tackle the challenge(s) you are facing and achieve what you want. During this meeting we like to obtain a basic outline of the issue(s) which made you seek our service and identify what a good therapy outcome would look like for you. This meeting is also an opportunity for you to check out our style of working. We like to answer any questions you have about the way we work. We will let you know if we think the skills we have will make us effective in supporting you to find a solution for your problem. If we do not think we can be of help, we will make recommendations for alternatives that may be more helpful to you.

If we believe we can help you, we are aware that you might like to go away and think for a while before making a decision to work with us or not. Alternatively, you may like to organise a further meeting or more at the end of the session.

How Many Counselling Sessions Will I need?

Because you will know when you have achieved the outcome you want, we tend to find that you are the best judge of how many sessions you will need. However, if you wish to set a finite number of sessions from the beginning, your therapist will be pleased to give you an idea of what can be achieved in different time periods, so you can get an idea of how long you might need. Additionally, you can review the work regularly with your therapist, this gives you time to experience how our approach can help you and develop an idea of how long you might need to achieve the outcome you want. If you’d like to learn more about how many sessions you might need to achieve what you want, you can read more in our FAQ’s section by clicking: here