We all have some idea of what a psychologist does, but that doesn’t stop it from being hard to make the decision to consult one. If you’re planning your first appointment with a psychologist, expect to be asked to arrive there around 15 minutes beforehand, to complete paperwork. Your psychologist will then go over the papers with you, and ask you questions to try to understand what you expect from the treatment and any goals you have. You can expect the first session to be more of an information gathering orientation, although subsequent sessions should be more in depth. It’s often a good idea to arrange transportation to and from your sessions and take the day off work, as a session can be emotionally draining and tiring. It can be a daunting prospect, but if you need a psychologist Newcastle has professionals waiting to help.