Whether you have attended psychological therapy before or it is your first time, it can potentially feel slightly overwhelming to come and talk to a stranger about personal issues. So this section aims to provide you with information about what to expect when we first meet and thereafter.
Our first session will be an initial consultation where we will explore your current issues (the ones you would like help with), and how they have affected you. In addition, I will ask you about background information and other areas of your life.
The purpose of this session is to assess your unique needs and to get a more clear idea about the focus of therapy. Depending on your unique needs, we can start establishing which type of therapy would be more suitable for you, and whether short-term or long-term therapy would suit you the most.
I will also provide you information about some more practical aspects of therapy, including confidentiality, session length, cancellations, and fees. Another aim of this initial consultation is to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, so that you can make an informed decision about whether you like to engage in therapy with me.
I usually see my clients once a week, and each session lasts 50 minutes. It is helpful to agree on the day and time of sessions, and then meet on a weekly basis at the same day and the same time.
It is important to attend therapy regularly in order to move forward and come closer to your goals. It might be helpful to protect time in your diary for your therapy, and to plan ahead to ensure you arrive to sessions on time.
Per default, I offer sessions face-to-face. However, I also offer sessions via telephone or Skype
If you would like to book a free consultation with me, please contact me here.