Choosing a Therapist

Finding a therapist or counsellor is easy. Finding a good therapist or counsellor however, can sometimes prove to be a little more difficult.

However, there are a few tips that can help:

  • Look for a therapist with a permanent base as opposed to someone travelling between hotels. 
  • Always ask about their training background, qualifications and professional accreditation and especially under which regulatory body they operate. Be wary of those that 'regulate' themselves because there is no recourse.
  • Always ensure that they have valid and current professional indemnity insurance. It is your right to see a copy of their certificate. In a professional clinical practice it will be displayed on the wall.
  • Be wary of therapists offering guarantees. Guarantees are for cars, mechanical and electrical devices only. People are not things that can be guaranteed; people are human beings with free will.  

A good way of choosing a therapist is through the recommendations of others, i.e. through friends, a doctor or a family member. If someone you know has had a good experience with a therapist, it's probably worthwhile contacting them.

The single most important consideration in choosing a therapist, is finding someone with whom you feel comfortable. Trust is paramount. The quality of the relationship you build with your therapist is one of the greatest determining factors in anticipating a successful outcome.

Most of our clients are by way of referral, which we hope is testimony to our skills, compassion and professionalism as a clinical centre. You are welcome to contact us anytime by email or telephone for an honest, open and friendly chat. There is never an obligation to take it further.