What is in-person counselling?
In-person counselling, also known as face-to-face counselling, refers to the traditional approach where individuals attend therapy sessions in a physical setting, typically a therapist’s office or a designated counselling space. It involves direct, personal interaction between the client and the therapist in a shared physical space.
During in-person counselling, the client and therapist engage in a therapeutic conversation, discussing the client’s concerns, emotions, and experiences. The therapist actively listens, provides support, guidance, and interventions tailored to the client’s needs. Nonverbal cues such as body language and facial expressions can also play a role in communication and understanding between the client and therapist.
Why do people use In person counselling?
How in person counselling works
In in-person counselling, the client and the counsellor meet face-to-face in a designated space, such as a counsellor’s office. They engage in direct and immediate interaction, with the counsellor actively listening, providing support, and offering therapeutic interventions.
In-person counselling provides a confidential and safe environment where clients can openly express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. The counsellor ensures the privacy of the session, creating a space where clients feel comfortable sharing personal information.
The counsellor may employ approaches such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness techniques, or other evidence-based modalities to address the client’s specific issues and promote growth and healing.