What to expect

The first session

Coming to your first therapy session might feel a lot scarier than you expected and knowing what to expect can really help. To begin with we will take some time to get to know each other a little better and see if we will be able to work well together. This will involve coming to my rooms for three initial consultations in which I will ask some gentle probing questions and get a better idea of what has brought you to see me. This will also be a great time to ask me any questions you might have about the process and the road ahead - although I encourage questions throughout our time together. At the end of these three sessions we will agree on what kind of intervention would be most useful to you and how often we will meet, as well as provide important parameters such as confidentiality, fee structure, 24-hour cancellation policy, and informed consent to therapy. After that I will ask a lot less questions and together we will explore whatever content you decide to bring. As I mentioned on my Home page, therapy with me is not about providing advice, solutions, or opinions. It is about thinking about the meaning of what is happening in your life and guiding you to a better understanding of yourself and the world you inhabit.