Counselling should be:

by | Mar 5, 2021

  • Sensitive, inclusive, and non-judgmental
    Recognize that behaviour change is difficult and human beings are not perfect
  • Presented as a personal choice
    Counselling should support the client in making a personal choice based on their needs and desires.
  • Problem solve and foster motivation
    Offer choices and tangible solutions; identify small wins and achievable next steps in reducing risk.
  • Client-driven and based on their needs, resources, and preferences
    Counselling should be interactive and tailored to the client’s specific needs and lifestyle.
  • Brief
    10-15 minute check-ins about experience with PrEP and sexual health protection plans are most effective; longer (~30 minute) sessions may be necessary at the first PrEP consultation or if specific issues arise.