Thank you for arranging your initial meeting with Cornerstone, this page will hopefully give you all the information you need in advance of your first session.
We hire out a room in a local church, it’s a central location and very easy to find.
Our address is:
Wellington Baptist Church
28 South Street
(The entrance is opposite the Oxfam shop, up a small flight of steps)
Outside the front of the church there is a large lawn area, if you make your way to the bench on this, your therapist will come to meet you at your appointment time, introduce themselves, and then show you to the room. If it's raining when you arrive and no one is there to meet you, ring the door bell on the white door - we will come and let you in.
There is plenty of parking in the large South Street car park, which sits behind the church (pay and display, and it’s currently 90p for two hours).
The Initial Meeting
This isn’t an official therapy session, because as yet we have not agreed a contract with which to work under (you can view that contract here). We use this time as a space for you to get to know your therapist, explain some of your story, and discuss what you would like to achieve within your therapy sessions going forward. The initial meeting normally lasts about 30 minutes, and is free of charge. The therapy room has two comfortable chairs, and you are free to sit where you like. You will also be offered a hot or cold drink when you arrive – it’s important to us that you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible, we know that a coming in to a therapy room for the first time can be a nervous experience!
So that’s it, we’ll see you at your appointment time.
Chris and Nathan