In your first face to face appointment we will meet each other and see how we could work together. You will have time and space to talk about whatever has brought you to counselling. I will explain some of the practical aspects of counselling such as confidentiality.
This is your opportunity to experience counselling first hand and how I work as a counsellor. Only you will know whether you feel safe enough to begin to talk about the things in your life that are important to you. You can work out whether you feel you would like to work with me in counselling.
In this first appointment we will have a look at a document called a Counselling Agreement, which sets out how we will work together. You will have a copy to take away with you. If we decide to arrange further appointments, we will each sign and keep a copy.