Our Approach to Therapy
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
–Victor Hugo Les Miserables
You enter into therapy because you know that where you are now isn’t where you want to be. You know that, in some way, you are stuck. You’re looking for a way to feel different. You’re looking for change.
At Innovative Counselling Solutions, we make it our mission to facilitate positive change in all of our clients. Change can always be for the better or for the worse, and our role as your therapist is to make sure that you’re moving in the best direction for you.
“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are”
The Therapist-Client Relationship
Personal change is a difficult process. You need to allow yourself to be vulnerable, and to let someone else be your guiding hand towards an emotionally healthier future. Because it is difficult for people to put their trust in the hands of others, it’s important to work with someone that you connect with – someone that creates the warm, supportive, and communicative environment you need.
We strive to make sure that you feel the level of trust that helps you benefit from the therapeutic process. We provide a supportive, respectful, and collaborative therapeutic environment that allows you to actively explore your concerns, challenges, and values.
We believe that the best way to guide you through positive change is to create a healthy and authentic environment, where your relationship with the therapist allows you to let go and create your better future.
What To Expect At Your First Therapy Session
Innovative Counselling Solutions uses an integrated approach to therapy, where the type of therapeutic solutions are matched to the needs and personality of the client.
In order to do that, the therapist has to get to know you as a person – not by psychiatric labels, but by getting to know who you are, where your life is, and the change you’re hoping to achieve.
In the very first session, you and your therapist will address several factors that will help you both decide the future of your therapy sessions. There will be some personal questions, because opening up is an important part of therapy, but our therapists simply want to get to know you. We’ll go over:
- Why you decided to seek out therapy.
- How you’re currently feeling about your life.
- What your past was like, and what your present entails.
We’ll discuss any symptoms that you’ve been experiencing, some of the thoughts that you’ve been having, and your history with therapy and mental health.
We’ll be there to get to know you, and once we know you we can start making decisions together that will help facilitate positive change in your future.
Working With Innovative Counselling Solutions
Our therapists are here to work with you and nurture you towards a better future. When you’re ready to work with someone trained to facilitate positive change in your life, contact Innovative Counselling Solutions and let’s set you on a better path.