How to choose a therapist
Therapy is, by its very nature, an intensely personal experience. It is important to choose a therapist with whom you feel comfortable. It is perfectly acceptable to speak to or meet several therapists before making a choice.
You might want to consider whether you prefer to work with a man or a woman, the age and experience of the therapist with whom you would feel most comfortable, what you expect in terms of their experience. You may also want to consider administrative factors such as their location, fee structure and the times they have available.
I have learned many different theoretical models and developed a way of working which has been woven from the threads of many different constructs.
We have a relationship which has elements in it which reflect other, earlier relationships you have had in your life - and we work with that. Also, the therapeutic encounter impacts on, and potentially changes, both participants. If this meeting is to be real, the therapist must bring her vulnerability and humility to the meeting, as well as her experience and strength.