The first meeting of the counselor and client psychologist is a fundamental part of the entire counseling process.
The effectiveness of further meetings can directly depend on how the first conversation will be started.
Start the meeting with a friendly handshake. This will show the client your willingness to start an effective interaction.
Introduce yourself first, then find out the name and surname of the client. At the very beginning of counseling, it is not necessary to learn too much unnecessary information.
Create a security environment for the customer. Most often a person comes to the consultant with a sense of fear and excitement.
Take on the role of the active side. Try to ask the first questions of concern to the client. Avoid questions with unambiguous answers, this can lead the client to a standstill.
Familiarize the client with the structure of the consultation procedure. In the beginning, decide on the timeframe.
Learn from the client on whose initiative he went to the reception. It is necessary to find out the expediency of meetings.
Show the client that each of your meetings can be of great benefit.
Encourage any form of customer openness. No one else can solve problems except himself.