Consultation Essay

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Introduction This essay will describe and discuss why the initial consultation is so important and the issues that an ethical therapist will cover during this consultation. The reason why a client first goes to a hypnotherapy appointment is to receive help with a problem or issue that they would like to resolve. The very first hypnotherapy consultation is important for therapists to use this time to understand the client’s needs and make sure they have the best plan of action to help the client achieve their goal. In this essay I will further discuss what is to be expected in an initial consultation appointment and detail the ethical elements the therapist will have to cover to ensure the client gets what they need from the first consultation including setting out expectations on both parties’. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… First of all initial appearance is most important the old saying holds true “You only get one opportunity to make a first impression” a good first impression can have a significant impact on the success of the meeting and the subsequent outcome. Image may not be everything, but it does speak volumes about the therapist’s values, achievements, work ethic, and professionalism. First impressions are based on overall appearance, and people often decide whether or not they like you, and will do business with you, here on and in the future within 10 seconds of a first encounter. It is well documented that juries make up their mind about the guilt or innocence of the accused in the first few minutes even seconds and spend the rest of the time gathering information that supports their feeling about the individual. Character, attitude, time management, and communication also play major role in work ethic but your appearance deals with every aspect of how we are perceived as individuals. Clients will have a perception of

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