“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.”

— Rachel Naomi Remen

In an adult therapy session the client needs:

  • to feel secure in a trusting relationship
  • to feel accepted unconditionally, without judgment
  • to be heard, to be seen for the person he or she is to feel valued and understood
  • to feel confident in a therapist’s ability gained through experience, education and training
  • to trust that the confidentiality of what is shared will not be violated

My responsibility as a therapist is:

  • to attune to and honor a client’s needs
  • to create an emotionally safe environment
  • to listen with wholehearted interest and care
  • to move at a client’s pace
  • to support a client in being fully who he or she is to mirror and reflect back an honest picture of a client
  • to accompany a client in a process of resolving daily life, inner conflicts and discovering what is meaningful in his or her life.