Adlerians believe that the first seven years of a persons life are vitally important. It is then that their own private logic takes shape and influences decisions that they make.
The goals of Adlerian Therapists are:
1. Establish a good relationship.
2. Find out the patients private logic and hidden goals
3. Help the patient understand the above
4. Help the patient find better goals through seeing their life differently today.
Also important is the order of birth; whether you are 1st child, 2nd child, only child etc. Adlerian counselling does a lot of work with people's private logic, birth position and early recollections and lifestyles.