Health Blogger - Essendon, VIC
Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brenton, the CEO and Director of Life Resolutions
, shared the same vision of making mental healthcare more accessible for all Australians, irrespective of location.
At Life Resolutions, we understand that the first therapy session can often be the most nerve-wracking, especially if you do not know what the session with comprise of. So, here we seek to explain what one can expect from their first counselling session with the Life Resolutions team.
Counselling At Life Resolutions
The first counselling session is generally reserved for your psychologist to get to know you and understand what you want to achieve from counselling. Therefore, the first question that you can expect to receive will likely be something like “What brings you here today?”.
Then your psychologist will ask a series of questions to gain an understanding of your life experiences and any difficulties you may be facing.
From there, your psychologist can use this understanding to develop a strategy to provide you with mental health support and assistance. They will take you through the first steps and strategies for your personalised mental health plan and give you a thorough rundown of what to expect.
It is advisable to come to your first session prepared, with a clear idea of what you want to speak about, and even written notes of what you would like to cover in your treatment. However, this is not integral; the most important thing is showing up.
Jodie Brenton’s Advice On Seeking Support
From working with Life Resolutions for 20 years, Jodie Brenton has a strong understanding of the importance of seeking professional mental health support, and how the right counselling treatment can completely change a person’s life for the better. Therefore, Jodie urges anyone struggling with their mental health to seek professional support as soon as possible – even if they are unsure of how to start. The first step is often the hardest, but once you take it, you are on the way to achieving mental well-being.
Contact The Life Resolutions Team Today
To book in telehealth or face-to-face appointment, contact our team today. Alternatively, for more information on our services at Life Resolution Essendon or to read about the career journey of our CEO and Director, Jodie Brenton, visit our website today.