WHAT TO EXPECT
AT YOUR VISIT
Walking with you
on the path of self-healing
If you have never participated in a therapy session, you may wonder what your first meeting will be like. Will you be asked about your deepest fears? Will you have to talk about your childhood? The answer to that, would be none of the above, unless relevant to you. Most likely, the first meeting will involve a free-flowing conversation as to what brought you to therapy now and what are your presenting concerns, current symptoms or struggles.
An initial consultation takes up to a maximum of 70 minutes. This consultation is an opportunity for us to explore the reasons that have brought you to therapy and provide you with an understanding of how therapy works and what is my approach of practicing. During this meeting, we will discuss the general plan for treatment, including an estimate of duration. It is important that you evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether your feel comfortable working with me and whether the cost and time involved are manageable. Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money and energy, so it is of great significance that you choose the right practitioner for you – this is also very important to me. For that reason, if you have any concerns or need further clarification regarding my procedures and approach of working then this will be a great space of opportunity to do so. If your feel unclear and doubtful that this is the right frame for you, I will be happy to help you set a up a meeting with another mental health professional for referral or second opinion.
At this stage, there is no contract obligation and if we agree to that this is the right frame for you we will discuss the best course of treatment for you.
All information provided are kept confidential
Sessions are provided in Greek and English
during our first meeting?
Sessions are for 50 minutes and are usually set at a frequency of once a week, unless agreed otherwise. Consistent attendance is not only important, but also beneficial for therapeutic work - it is therefore important that your session time is prioritised throughout your weekly routine. If you feel that this is a period where you can not commit to the therapeutic process on a weekly basis, either for personal or financial reasons, do not hesitate to discuss this with me in your initial consultation as to tailor a therapeutic plan based on your current situation.
In specific occasions, and if my schedule permits, I can offer a double session (100 minutes) if a client is experiencing a crisis or acute stress during that week. The fee is charged per hour.
Some places are reserved for individuals who are on lower incomes, where a reduction of the usual fee is applied. Please enquire if there is any availability.