A good way to move towards closing the consultation is to summarise the discussion.
Below are some useful questions:
• Where does this leave you now?
• What would it be helpful for you to do between now and when we meet again?
• What’s your next step?
• Is there any information you’d like me to give you that would help you make up your mind about this?
• What have you learned from previous attempts to change? What does your experience tell you about the best way to go about this?
(Health Behaviour Change: a guide for practitioners, Mason and Butler, 2010)