What Can You Expect?

There are many myths about what Therapy involves, and indeed different Psychologists have different styles of working.

The following paragraphs give a brief outline of what you can expect. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch: [email protected]

Upon arriving, you will be met by Jen and shown into the therapy room.

Jen's warm, friendly style will help to put you at ease. She will introduce herself and explaining the format of the session - she will ask you to begin by explaining how life is for you currently, questions like:

  • What feels difficult
  • What is going well in your life
  • Who is playing a significant part in your life
  • What a typical day is like
  • How you would like life to be different

Despite these generalisations, no two assessment sessions are the same - Jen will be very much guided by what you choose to talk about and what feels important for you to discuss.

She will listen carefully to everything that you say, pausing to reflect on what you have said and checking out with you the meaning and significance behind what you say.

Often the simple act of telling another person about your life and hearing it reflected back can be therapeutic in itself. Some people talk in a very matter of fact way about their difficulties, in contrast others are very tearful, and spend much of the session crying. It is important that you feel relaxed and able to express what ever is important to you.

At the end of the 50 minutes, you will discuss together how you have found the initial meeting and think about whether or not you would like to continue to meet with a Psychologist. This could be with Jen or alternatively with another Therapist that Jen could recommend.

There is no obligation to decide in the session - you are free to go away and reflect on the meeting and whether you think more sessions would be helpful at this time.

Payment is provided at the end of each individual session. Jen accepts payment by cash or a cheque.

Jen's policy is to refrain from booking other clients immediately after her sessions, so you can be assured of confidentiality as you leave the building.

To book your session or if you have any questions, please do send an email, in confidence: [email protected]

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