This afternoon I am meeting my new therapist for the first time. I am nervous. Even though I have had other therapists before I have been looking at websites on what to expect at the first appointment and probably more telling, what to do if you don’t like your therapist.
I tend to make snap decision about whether or not I like somebody and I am worrying about what I will do if I don’t think she is the right for me. I know that the first appointment will probably be background stuff, how I have got to where I am, what brings me to therapy etc, etc. I need to give this lady a proper chance. One of the sites I looked suggests using a “four session rule” before deciding to find a different therapist. I think this sounds fair and makes me feel a bit more in control.
I think I have probably developed a bit of a dependency on my old therapist. I was very comfortable with him and in a way this made me a bit lazy. So perhaps his no longer being able to see me is a blessing in disguise.
I am very much a “glass half empty” person but I need to try and park my negativity and keep an open mind. Here goes…