Talk counselling sessions typically last for an hour, with sessions taking place once a week or more frequently if required. During the first session, the therapist will ask questions about the individual’s mental health history, current concerns, goals, and expectations. Based on this information, the therapist will create a treatment plan that outlines the objectives and milestones of therapy.
In subsequent sessions, the therapist will guide the individual through various techniques such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, psychoanalytic therapy, and solution-focused therapy. These techniques aim to help the individual replace negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours with positive ones, creating a more balanced approach to life.
Talk counselling can benefit individuals in various ways, such as:
There are several techniques used in talk counselling, each one designed to help the individual work through their concerns in a way that works for them. Some of the techniques used by Direct Therapy include: