Before the Session
Seeing a psychologist for the first time might be quite daunting. At the Centre for Clinical Psychology, the first point of contact will be the Admin Team. They will do their best to match your therapeutic goals and presenting problems with a suitable clinician who has experience in treating your concerns. We are also here to respond to any questions or concerns you may have related to your attendance at the Centre for Clinical Psychology.
The First Session
So what do you need for your first session? The only thing you need to bring is yourself. An email with information on our location, necessary forms and session policy will be sent prior to the appointment. This helps to minimize any uncertainty surrounding your session and we do not want to overload you with too much information during your initial phone call. We are always one phone call or email away for any questions that arise before the appointment. The first session is generally about the psychologist getting to know what is affection you and finding out if you and the psychologist are a good fit.
After the Session
You and your psychologist will have decided on a particular session frequency and it can be helpful to book sessions in advance (especially as they tend to book up quickly!). This ensures that you have appointments and do not have to worry about your psychologist’s future availability. Nevertheless, there is no obligation to continue seeing someone if you do not feel comfortable or would prefer not to, but it is important to communicate this, as we can assist you to find another psychologist, either within our clinic or externally. There is no judgement associated with what you decide to share and we are here to support your therapeutic journey.