Welcome (safe space, fire alarm, bathroom)…
Confidentiality (limits of)
Harm (to self & serious harm to others)
Ethical Framework (adhere to BACP Val+Pr+PMQ)
Legal requirements (money laundering, terrorism)
Sessions / Status / Supervision
Negotiate shared agreement:
Expect (what do you / Person-Centred Approach)
Agenda (part of shared agreement)
Process (FAB: feelings, attitude, behaviour)*
Want (what do you want from counselling)
* refers to Change in Self-Concept, Freedom to Express Feelings (when experience UPR + empathy), Becoming, Inward Freedom, Converge toward Truth.
NB: Rogers & Sanford in 1984 gave the less formal definition of ‘process’ as “reciprocating the therapist’s attitude”.