The first session will be very informal and an opportunity for you to get to know me. It is very important that a client feels comfortable with their therapist, so this is an opportunity for you to ask questions and tell me about yourself. I will also start the assessment. The first session and often the first few sessions are about getting a really good understanding of the difficulties which have brought you to me. From this, I will be able to discuss with you my recommendations for moving you forward.