When coming to your first appointment, the most important thing is to try and be relaxed. This is an opportunity for you to meet your therapist for the first time, so some nerves are completely normal; It’s most likely that after a few minutes you will feel at ease.
Remember, this is all about you and how you get on with your therapist. After this appointment, the choice is yours whether or not you want to continue with this therapist, so you really have very little to worry about and you are in control. The first appointment should last for about an hour. It may be recommended to you that you come back to continue the assessment before therapy commences. It is crucial that we have as much up to date information about you as possible, and so sometimes the assessment can take longer than 1 hour. Your therapist will offer guidance in this matter. Finally, your therapist will arrange a time for the next appointment with you and you can get started.
You should feel that you can ask your therapist whichever questions you would like, especially if they are on your mind. Therapy is a collaborative process, so if there are questions you have, ask away:
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