How to Prepare

Psychotherapist led life-coach session

You’ve already done quite a lot by this point, so why not just ‘do’ nothing?

If that seems like an almost unbearable thought, then reflect upon what it is that you are hoping for from this process of therapy/life coaching with a psychotherapist?

If you live in the Guelph, ON area and are meeting with me in-person, there’s not much else for you to do other than “show up” at the allotted time.

If you live elsewhere, or just prefer to meet online, then you’ll want to:

You’ve made your appointment, now how should you prepare for it?
  • Decide where you will be, physically, during our call. I recommend someplace quiet, comfortable, and above-all, private.

  • Ensure you have a strategy to avoid interruptions during our session, such as by incoming calls and/or incoming people!

  • Consider making notes of our session as well as any pre- and post-session thoughts or questions.

  • Have water and tissues handy.

Even if you do none or only some of these things, our session can still proceed. Consider that an in-person, psychotherapist led, life-coach session can be switched-out to a video session if need-be. The bottom line is: DON’T TURN BACK NOW.

Remember, your first session is free, just grab a pen and paper or make an audio recording of WHAT you are saying to yourself at the moment when you find yourself wanting to cancel. And, instead of cancelling, tell me about it at the beginning of our session!

Yes, this is messy and you may not be as prepared as you want or wish to be. You aspire to get “the most” out of our time and it is not going as planned… it’s okay. There is gold glimmering in that darkness of disappointment, in the imperfection of it all… let’s shine a (compassionate) light on it together!


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