Considering to commence therapy for the first time can be an intimidating experience. You may worry that your issue is not serious enough and therefore not worthy of an appointment with me or any counsellor. You might think that I may not be able to understand you and your concerns because that has been your experience when trying to talk to your friends and family. Or you may simply feel afraid about opening up and talking about your thoughts and feelings. It is normal to feel apprehensive when entering unfamiliar territory, but the great news is you have taken the initial step in finding a therapist.
Most of us experience difficulties at some stage in our lives. This may include suffering from depression, anxiety, dealing with bereavement or other loss, relationship issues or addictive behaviour. It can also include unresolved issues from the past such as previously experienced trauma, or simply feeling stuck.
I am here to listen to you and gain a comprehensive understanding of your needs. I aim to provide a comfortable and secure environment to provide the right conditions in order to establish and build a therapeutic relationship. Within this environment, you will be able to share any thoughts, feelings or emotions without being judged. Feeling safe and having the time and the space dedicated to you is of great help to enable you to work through your issues.
During our initial appointment, we will discuss your concerns, the time period required to work through your concerns, and the most appropriate therapy required. This will also be an opportunity for you to establish how comfortable you feel with me and the counselling process. It is important that you find a counsellor you feel comfortable working with.
I look forward to meeting you.
Contact me to discuss your first appointment