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It’s a good idea to ask about the time, place, cost and duration of meetings plus any charges for cancelled appointments. You may also wish to enquire about the counsellor or psychotherapist’s professional membership, experience and training. During this time you will build up an idea of what is involved and you will be able to decide if this is a person you can work with.
Therapists practice in all walks of life and all parts of society, helping people
in a range of settings, from NHS clinics to the business workplaces. Therapists are
trained to deal with a diverse range of situations including helping people to cope
with: depression, anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive
disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety, post-
It is good practice for a therapist to be a member of a professional body such as: The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or the British Association for Counselling and Behavioural Psychotherapies.
All BACP members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which sets the standards for good and ethical therapeutic practice.
During the initial assessment or first session be prepared to trust your instinct because your relationship with the therapist is at the heart of the process. If you are unsure about the first therapist you contact, try to find another one. Having confidence in your therapist is very important and will enable you to get the best out of the process.
The BABCP and BACP websites are good sources of information, additionally the NHS Choices site offers a good overview on each of the therapeutic options.