Where possible, ensure you have time before they arrive or before you go into theirs to take a moment to clear your mind and get focused on your session with them. Try and leave life and whatever you’ve got going on at the moment at the door, so you can give the best of yourself at that point in time.
It’s useful to be aware of what their body language is telling you too. Some things to consider are:
· are they acting stressed?
· do you need to be careful about personal space boundaries?
· are they communicating they are upset about something?
· what is their behaviour with the baby like – confident, unsure?
Taking their lead with the non-verbal communication can help you direct the consultation better rather than sticking to a rigid “script” for it.[/text_block]