I love it when a client comes into my office and states that they feel better just being in my “space”. This blog is about what I’ve culled from 12 years of counselling others in “spaces”.
The first step in creating a therapeutic environment for yourself and your clients is addressing the physical space you share. I have provided therapy in a small, windowless office as well as a large, ninth floor corner office with balcony. The clients I served in both offices seemed equally satisfied with their counselling experience. So what, exactly, helped make the spaces therapeutic? The following is a list of key considerations you should keep in mind when establishing your own counselling space.
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