I have never been to see a counsellor before. What can I expect?

You can expect a professional but warm listener and a comfortable office.  The first session will be about you and the counsellor getting to know each other, and about sorting out the nature of the issues to be worked at.The counsellor will ask questions about your life and the struggles you’re having, as well as about the ways you’d like your life to be different.You can ask questions about the process of counselling and the counsellor’s approach.  You can expect that by the end of the first session, you will have a pretty good idea of what you’d like to achieve, as well as an approach to get there.  Expect the whole process to be collaborative.  Expect change.