In readiness for your first session, please have a think about all areas of your life, from birth until the present day.
It will help the therapist have a clearer understanding about who you are today, and pick up on any issues and experiences that may need looking at in greater depth, that may need ‘clearing’ before you can move forward.
There is no right or wrong way to do this. Perhaps you can jot down as much information as you wish and bring it with you to the first session, or simply have it in mind for the sessions. Some areas may include the following:
Parents, siblings, grandparents, any other relevant people, home life and your relationship with each and how you felt as a child in that family unit.
How primary school was for you, friends, academic ability, any bullying.
How secondary school is/was for you, friends, girlfriends/boyfriends, academic achievements, bullying etc..
With others, close friends, how you feel in friendships or colleagues.
A history of your relationships, how you felt with each, how they ended, up to your current relationship.
What do you like to do to relax and have fun?
Hopes & Dreams:
What would you like to get out of life, and how would you like to see what we work through together having a positive impact on your future.
Please go into more detail about the problems you are currently experiencing. What changes you would like to see happen in your life and what impact this would have on you in the present and for the future.