Our first meeting
During our first meeting we have a chance to talk about the issues that are of concern to you and I will ask a range of questions to gather information about you and what has brought you to therapy at this point in your life. All information from the first step will be treated confidentiality and together we will have an opportunity to get to know each other and you will have a chance to ask any questions you may have.
It is often the case that we will know relatively early into therapy how it may help you and if I am the right person for you. I always recommend that you take the time to meet with several therapists and to give some thought as to who you may work best with as relationship is key in therapy. Trust your instinct to make a decision and we can then work together on the start of your therapeutic journey.
Having met you are entirely free to decide if you would like to go ahead with therapy and there is no obligation to begin after our first meeting. You are welcome to take time in your decision.
When you decide to go ahead with therapy we will meet at the same agreed time and day each week. During our initial sessions we will talk further about your objectives for coming to therapy and what it is you may want to get from our sessions. It may also be that you are not initial sure about any objectives in which case I will work with you to look at your current challenges, issues and stumbling blocks and we will work together to prioritise steps on your therapeutic journey.