Psychotherapy Near Me

Your First Visit To A Therapist: What To Expect

Searching for "psychotherapy near me?" You may be unsure of what to expect. If you're new to the idea of professional counselling, you may feel apprehensive at the thought of your first appointment. This is normal, especially if you're the type of person who doesn't enjoy being the center of attention. Therapy isn't awkward, and you aren't expected to talk the whole time, or constantly make life-changing revelations. As your therapist, I work with you to help you understand more about the inner workings of your mind, and how things you've experienced in the past have shaped the way you handle situations today.


At your first appointment, we'll complete an initial consultation to discover if the work that I do is a good fit for your therapeutic needs. We'll talk about your mental health history, and begin to explore the reason you're seeking out therapy. We'll discuss what you'd like to get out of your counselling sessions to ensure that we both have a complete understanding of your needs. We'll also discuss whether long- or short-term therapy makes the most sense for your needs.

In subsequent sessions, we'll work through the issues you'd like to discuss in a confidential, non judgemental environment. Think of me as your guide - I'm here to help you explore your mind, not to tell you what you should and shouldn't do. At each session, we'll discuss the progress that you're making, as well as setbacks you've experienced. I provide a compassionate, safe space to help you work through your issues in a productive, positive way.


The fact that you're searching for "psychotherapy near me," in Fareham, UK, shows that you're open to the idea of working through some issues with a professional counsellor. Engaging in professional counselling can make a huge difference in your happiness. Choosing to spend time to work on your mental health shows awareness and self-compassion.

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Fareham and Surrounding Areas

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