Our Initial Consultation Service
What is the initial consultation?
The initial consultation is your first appointment before beginning counselling. In this appointment, you will be asked a variety of questions by your counsellor or therapist, to help you both gain an understanding of what is leading you to seek support at this point in time.
Together with your counsellor or therapist you can explore in greater depth what has brought you to counselling, your goals and anything else you feel relevant to you.
The initial consultation is also a space for you to ask any questions you may have about counselling.
If you aren't quite sure what you're looking for, that's also okay - your counsellor or therapist will work with you to support you in discovering whether they can clarify what's causing you distress.
There is no obligation for you to commit to counselling at this stage.
How long does it last?
Initial Consultations typically last around the same length of time as a regular counselling session, which is 50 minutes.