In the initial therapy session, you will be invited to ask any questions you have. Some questions you might like to ask include, finding out about the therapist’s approach to therapy; their background, qualifications, and experience; fees, payment methods and other parts of the therapist-client agreement. You will be asked to talk about what has brought you to therapy, including sharing anything that you think is significant in your past, present or future, regarding your psychological well-being and what your goals for therapy are.
Towards the end of your consultation, together with your therapist, you will have a chance to reflect on how the time has been experienced. This will include discussing if it has felt like you and the therapist would be a good match for working together. Other therapist recommendations and other helpful interventions are often discussed.
Some clients like to decide straight away if they want to book in for further sessions. Others like to reflect on their experience before making any decisions.