Choosing a therapist
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We understand this is an important decision.
We’ll help you to find the right therapist in these three easy steps …
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Step 1: Filter Your Search By Location, Availability And Price
Consider The Logistics
Therapy is a process that takes as long as it takes. Depending on what you need support with, you might be in therapy for weeks, months or even years.
Successful therapy requires that you build a solid rapport with your therapist so regular sessions are essential. You’ll usually meet on a weekly basis and most therapists will prefer to meet at the same time each week.
It's therefore important that you think carefully about how you can fit therapy into your weekly routine and budget. Consider the location and the days and times that work best for you.
Step 2: Filter By Specialism If Necessary
Do You Need A Specialist?
For therapy to be effective your therapist has to be able to readily form an in depth understanding of you.
Whilst there is no such thing as an expert in you, there are some issues that do require a therapist to have had specialist training or previous experience, in order to offer you this kind of deep empathy.
If you are affected by a personality disorder, a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism, a learning disability, or symptoms of psychosis or schizophrenia simply add this filter to your search to find a specialist in your area.
Step 3: Read The Profiles And Follow Your Instinct
The Relationship Is Key
Research into what makes talking therapy work has found that a good relationship between client and therapist is the most important factor.
The quality of the therapeutic relationship depends on how well your personalities fit with each other. Training, qualifications and experience are all filtered through your therapist’s personality, so if the fit isn’t there, all that other stuff becomes pretty redundant.
Read the therapist profiles to see who you like the sound of most. Your gut instinct really is your best guide here.