How does an initial consultation work?
The first interview is mainly used to get to know each other, because one of the most important aspects of therapy is the client-therapist relationship. The focus of an initial interview is on the client’s motives for psychotherapy. Here we discuss the reason for therapy (e.g. life crisis, decision difficulties, depression, burnout, death, divorce, panic attacks, addiction problems, eating disorders etc.), motivation and expectations.
In the course of the initial interview, we also clarify the general conditions such as method, setting, frequency of meetings, amount of the fee, payment modalities and cancellation and holiday arrangements.