Choosing a therapist

Therapy roomIf you are thinking about spending some time in counselling then it is worth choosing a therapist with care. If you have met with an NHS professional you will know that it is often not possible to choose someone else if you don’t ‘click’ with the person you have seen.

On the other hand, if you decide to use a private therapist then you may be bewildered by the choice and have a problem in picking the person you think is best for you!

To make things as straightforward as we can, we think that you might like to know a few of our ideas and principles.

  •  Our main aim is provide a time and a place where we can talk. We want you to be able to trust us. We will always respect you and the choices you make.
  • We will respect confidentiality.
  • We will be open about what we are doing in the therapy sessions and why. In fact it matters very much that you know about our approach (some basic information and links are on this website). We will want to build an agreement with you to bring about the changes you want to make.
  • We will offer you a free initial meeting and then invite you to take whatever time you wish in order to decide whether you want to continue.
  • If we are unable to offer anything likely to be helpful for you then we will be open and honest about that with you.
  • We will not persuade you to stay in counselling for any longer than you want to. We will work with you to close your therapy in a way that you find constructive and helpful.