So I think it is really important to have a good match and also to feel comfortable with your therapist. If you are just looking around for a therapist I think it is a good idea to call them up and have a chat. When you hear their voice and you get a sense of where they are coming from, then you can check out whether you can eventually trust this person.
Ask yourself could you form a relationship with them, and are they sensitive to your needs and wants? And also can this person take me to a healthier, stronger me, a more accepting me, a more confident me.
If you ring them up and talk to them and have a few questions written down about what is important for you. What do you want out of therapy? What do you want to get?
There are a lot of different therapists out there so it is important to find someone on the same page.
There are therapists who work with cognitive behavioral therapy-which is more short-term goal oriented and there are therapists who work with mindfulness like myself. I weave meditation into the therapy. I have also creative ways of working with clients, like pushing work, sand play, art therapy and dream work.
If you are interested in that sort of thing then I would be good to work with.
There are therapists out there who can be very direct so it depends on how you want them to treat you. It is whether you want someone who is going to walk beside you. Show you the way, and show you yourself, as you can build a good relationship in that respect.
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