I’m a little anxious about the first session. What is it like?

The First Session

Before your first session you will have had the opportunity to speak on the phone to a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. This initial discussion is really important from our point of view as it is vital that you are comfortable with your therapist. The first session can seem a little intimidating but we are experienced at putting you at ease. Once you’ve arrived and made yourself known to the receptionist, you can have a seat and we’ll come to collect you.

Should I do any preparation for the first session?

You just need to bring yourself to the first session there is no need to prepare for it. That said, some people find that jotting down a brief note of things that they want to speak about can be useful.

In the first session we will ask you a few questions about your situation and tell you some more about how we work. Often clients say that they find that the time really flies.

Written Information & Your First Session

We have written information which explains basic details such as confidentiality and its limits, as well as counsellor and psychotherapists fee and cancellation policy. We will discuss this with you and will ask you to sign the form to say that you have received it.