Psychotherapy FAQ

What Should I Pay Attention to During the First Consultation?

Think about whether you’ve been able to address your concern. It’s the therapist’s job to help you expressing yourself and your thoughts. Did you feel understood? Did your therapist take time for you? Was your consultation free of phone calls and other disturbances? The time, normally 50 minutes, is entirely yours—disturbances should be a real exception.

Normally the first consultation is not free of charge. If in doubt, ask. Besides that, this consultation is doesn’t engage you to anything. After the conversation you should take your time at home to decide whether you want to continue to work with this therapist, and then define further action together with them.