You do not need to prepare yourself for your first appointment. It is however, good to think of the issues for which you need help and what would be a good result for you from psychotherapy. We will ask you this at our first session.
Make yourself comfortable before your visit
The doorbell is to the street, in Lönnrotinkatu 22 A. Try to come on time, but please avoid coming too early because we have small waiting room and the therapist may be occupied with the previous customer. Our therapist will personally guide you in. It is good to calm your mind before coming.
The content of the first session
The first session is always used for information gathering and building a trustful relationship. I all kinds of psychotherapy, the co-work of the therapist and the client is of outmost important for achieving a good result.
At the first appintment we try to achieve information on the following questions:
• For what topics do you wish to receive help?
• Is the place and time good for treatment?
• Are there any issues that would prevent treatment
At the information gathering phase we will make a lot of questions to you, so that we can help you. At Mementos we also use structured and valid forms and questionnaires for gathering information of the symptoms. It is our understanding that this increases the possibility of achieving a good result in treatment plan in a faster time.