1. Determine the type of therapy you need.
Are you seeking long-term therapy or do you want to concentrate on a specific issue for a shorter period? It’s a good idea to research the different types of therapy, but don’t worry too much, as a good therapist will adapt to suit you.
2. Find a therapist near you.
Try to narrow your options a little, and make a short list of therapists nearby who match your own needs. Have a look at the profiles of each therapist and get a brief overview of their approaches. Don’t get bogged down by detail. If distance is not a problem, or perhaps you would prefer counselling via zoom, look for therapists who offer this option.
3. Find someone you feel comfortable with.
4. Does the therapist put your needs first?
Not every therapy style works for everyone, and a good therapist will recognise that. If you feel like something isn’t working out for you, then never be afraid to speak up. A good therapist should welcome challenges along the way and most importantly, be able to adapt to what you need.