What happens in the first appointment?

The first session lasts for approximately one hour and is an opportunity to discuss your current difficulties and for us to consider together how psychological therapy would be of help to you.

During the assessment, the psychologist will facilitate a discussion of the reasons that led you to seek psychological therapy but will also take a detailed family history in order to understand you in the context of your past and your life experiences.

Towards the end of the consultation, the psychologist will give you an indication of different ways you could work together and propose a therapeutic plan.

You can then make a decision at the time to attend for a number of sessions or you can go away and think about it and arrange another appointment subsequently.