Coming to therapy for the first time can be stressful, and it can help to know more about what the process will look like.
Most first sessions involve your psychologist getting to know you (and vice versa). We do that by asking questions and talking to you about the reasons you decided to come to therapy.
The most important thing about therapy is developing a good relationship with your psychologist. Therapy is about taking risks to make changes in your life, and this can be both uncomfortable and difficult. Your psychologist will work with you to build a positive therapeutic rapport so that you feel supported in taking risks and making change happen.
Psychological therapy supports you by providing a safe and comfortable environment where you can discuss your concerns. Each case is different, so every intervention is tailored to your personal needs using evidence-based practice and a deep understanding of psychological processes. Most difficulties can be addressed within 15 to 20 sessions.