I also look for some basic information, including any previous diagnosis and your address and phone number. I hook you up (as an example of the procedure) to a simple surface ElectroMyoGram (sEMG) just so you can see your muscle activity increasing and decreasing as you tighten and relax your extensors (muscles in your wrist). At the end of the session I ask if it all makes sense. If so, you can either schedule an appointment at that point or give me a call.
If you think you will continue, I give you an intake and evaluation form so when you arrive back for the second session, where I'll conduct the Psychophysiological Stress Profile (PSP), you can also give me the completed form.
The point of it all is to start you thinking and noticing yourself. You have probably already noticed your emotions but this may kick-start a process where you become aware of your own thoughts and behaviours.
The form also acts as a checklist. Each question can potentially become a talking point when you bring back the form. I encourage people to have questions for me as well.