One-on-One Counselling provides people with the opportunity to initiate the change process.
Although one-on-one counselling is used in many treatment settings, in most cases, people will go to see a counsellor to begin talking about their drug use. It’s the starting point.
All counselling is different, and there are many types of counselling styles. Sometimes it can take a few attempts before you find a counsellor you like. Just don’t give after the first time. Often you will find that, like any relationship, it takes time to develop. It takes time to get to know one another and establish the trust to begin discussing what’s going on for you.
So what does one-on-one counselling offer?
If it’s your first time seeing a counsellor usually you will go through an assessment process. This typically involves having a chat about what’s been happening in your life, how much you’ve been using and so on. Once this has happened the counsellor can begin to look at what sort of help would best suit your needs. At the end of the day, it’s about what you want. You set the goals. You make the changes you want to. A counsellor simply guides you through this process.
Counsellors can also help you to access the help you may need. They can help refer you to agencies that may be tailored specifically to meet your needs. They can inform you about other treatment services available and guide you to where you want to be.