Your first session

It is normal to feel nervous before your first session.

When you first come, I will meet you at the front door, and welcome you to the room. If are having difficulty finding me, please contact me. I am more than happy to come out onto the pavement, so you can see where I am, or direct you on the phone. If you are delayed, please let me know.

Usually, we will start by going through the counselling agreement, and answering any questions you may have, which takes around 10 to 15 minutes. The rest of the time we will spend beginning to explore what has brought you to counselling. Some people like to start right away, and some people prefer a more gentle approach. I am happy to work at a pace which suits you.

Near the end of our time together, we will look at how the session went, and whether you would like to continue. We may also talk about areas which need exploring in future sessions.
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