What should I expect in the first few sessions?
In the first few sessions, we will talk in depth about your current challenges, and the experiences that have led to this point in your life. We will work with you to develop a shared understanding of your current experience, how it has developed over time, and our plan to help you to move forward. By the third or fourth session we will typically begin to actively address the concerns that have brought you into therapy, aiming to begin processes of transformation.
It is not uncommon for clients to experience an increase in symptoms or emotional discomfort prior to experiencing improvement - after all, facing difficult emotions seldom feels good. However, in our experience it is a necessary precursor to sustained change. As we explore the reasons that brought you into therapy, other issues may be identified which appear to underlie current difficulties.