How can I make the most of my sessions?


You will move leaps and bounds if you follow these tips for your sessions and for your therapy be effective with any counsellor/psychotherapist


  • a willingness may be needed to go to unexplored territory


  • a willingness to allow yourself to feel some discomfort (ie feelings that have been blocked for a long time).


  • put into practice (in the outside world) what you learn in the sessions


  • make sure you communicate with your therapist when you feel any uncertainties about your sessions as this makes your sessions much more real, truthful and 'in the now' - helping you to practice your boundaries and developing a level of trust with your therapist.  A great deal of healing can come from simply the relationship between the client and the therapist where a healthy relationship is experienced and role-modeled.

  • don't give up without some consideration.  It's often when it seems you're experiencing the most difficult of times when breakthroughs can happen. Sometimes things get worse before they get better.


  • by uncovering the things you have covered up for a long time, you may feel de-stabilised. During this time, it's important that you keep the support around you, particularly the people you trust and understand your process and understands where you are at.  It is through processing the difficult patches that you will begin seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • if you feel wobbly (eg having suicidal thoughts or other thoughts of self-harm) after you've left a session, it is important to make sure you speak with your counsellor about this, ensuring you have a support plan in place for outside the sessions. This may involve calling support lines (Lifeline, NSW Rape Crisis, 000, MH Crisis)