About the first session.
If you have never seen a counsellor before it is completely understandable that you may not know what to expect and perhaps feel a little nervous. be unsure of what to expect.
Our initial consultation gives us an opportunity to explore together your reasons for seeking counselling, for you to see how you find the experience of talking to me and for us to consider whether we feel we will be able to work together successfully. This is an opportunity to begin to get to know each other, for us to talk about your expectations and to think about how therapy might be helpful.
We will discuss how long you may want to seek therapy for. How long you continue depends upon what it is you need and want from working with a therapist and we will discuss this carefully when we meet. Therapy can last anywhere from one session to several months or years. This initial consultation provides an opportunity to think about which option might best suit you and your needs. This may change as therapy goes on but it gives us an initial framework to work from.
If we decide to work together we will arrange a regular time for you to come each week.
I am a qualified counsellor in Aldershot and Farnham and my private practice is easily accessed from the A31 and surrounding areas with ample free parking.