the Rock Clinic

Initial interview

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Counselling and Psychotherapy

Everyone experiences times in life when we may feel challenged, stressed and alone, or find it hard to cope.  We may be aware we need help but can find it hard to know what would be most appropriate.  

The range of theraputic options may additionally seem overwhelming and confusing.

  • Is a psychodynamic approach helpful, where the importance of the unconscious and past experiences are understood to be crucial in shaping current emotions, behaviours and attitudes?
  • Is a cognitive approach helpful, where learned ideas and beliefs are understood to drive behaviours and where a skills-based approach may be useful in making changes?
  • Is couple or family therapy a more helpful way forward?

At the Rock Clinic we offer everyone an interview lasting up to 30 minutes (for individual work) or a 50-minute initial interview, (for couples and families) with an experienced and qualified therapist to discuss the kinds of problems you have been having, some of the background to these and the therapy option that might be best for you.   Please read our information sheet about Initial Interviews at the Rock Clinic which we hope will answer some of the queries you may have about the interview process.  Individual interviews are charged at £15 and Couples and Family interviews are charged at £45, payable at the time of booking.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions sheet for further information on the Therapy Schemes and Services at the Rock Clinic.


    If you are unable to download or do not have a printer please ensure you arrive 30 minutes early to complete. 

    For assessments, we operate a 24-hour cancellation charge - 

    appointments cancelled within 24 hours and no shows will be charged for.



After your initial interview, you will then be referred on to an appropriate counsellor or therapist generally within 1-3 weeks.  Please be aware this may be longer around holiday periods such as Christmas, Easter and the month of August.  Contact is generally by e-mail so please remember to check your inbox and let the clinic know if you are able to come.  It is particularly important to make sure you know which clinic your appointment is scheduled for, as we cannot always guarantee that your first choice of venue can be accommodated.
For information afer your first meeting please read  Information for New Clients



Download the Initial Interview Form (Adult) or Initial Interview Form (13-17 yrs) to complete offline.