An assessment is where you and your Counsellor/Samantha have the opportunity to meet for the first time.
This can be face to face or online to suit your needs. Your Counsellor/Samantha will go through an assessment form with you asking general information such as address, doctors info, medication etc. then go on to ask you about what brought you to seek Counselling and a little of your history. Some assessment forms will be done then you will have the opportunity to ask any questions that you need answered about sessions and Counselling.
You can then decide if you feel happy to move forward with sessions.
Remember the sessions are for you. It is important you feel safe and comfortable with your counsellor.