For most people, making contact for the first time can be difficult which is why I suggest an initial telephone call. It is my way of helping to break the ice and it's free!
After our telephone conversation, and if we both agree to proceed with face to face therapy, I will invite you come over for an initial session. I believe it is really important for you to come and meet me first before you have to make any commitment to our work together.
If we agree to telephone or Zoom/Teams work then we will arrange an initial session using your chosen medium.
You can have as much time as you need to process how it felt for you which will hopefully help you determine if our fit is right.
The initial session offers us a space to look at you and your life. You may feel overwhelmed and confused right now and not able to make sense of things but try not to worry as it is my job to identify your presenting issues and begin to understand you better.
At the end of your initial session I will have gathered information about what brings you to therapy and understand better who you are and what you want and need. We will talk about how my way of working can help you and we can discuss time frames. This is very much a collaborative partnership, we work together using both of our qualities and skills to get you to where you want to be. I will also explain my contract and how I record and store your information.