Michael Gordon Psychotherapy

Dr Michael S. Gordon CPsychol; C.Clin.Psychol, Ps.S.I; AFBPsS
BSc. (Hons.) MSc. PhD DClinPsych MSc.
Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

What to Expect

The initial appointment will be different from future visits.  The initial visit is a period for you and I to get to know each other and to use the time to address any questions or concerns you may have about therapy.  In particular, we will use the session to clarify what brings you to therapy, whether you feel that we would work well together, and to establish whether you feel my particular approach is appropriate for you.  The initial session is really about information gathering and the very beginning of establishing the therapeutic relationship, which is critical.  At the end of the initial session, if you decide to proceed with therapy, we will schedule a regular time that works best for you.  There is, of course, no obligation to proceed if you feel that you do not wish to.  You must keep in mind when making your decision that psychotherapy is a long-term process to equip you with life-long solutions rather than a quick fix.

The British Psychological Society
The Psychological Society of Ireland