How do you find your therapist and why is that bond so important?

When we discuss starting therapy and the importance of having regular check-ins with a professional, what is often overlooked is who you are having these heart-to-hearts with and your bond with them. 

There is such easy access to a vast pool of therapists, online they are vetted and checked by many professional bodies and directories. So how do you narrow down the therapist for you? You have to find that connection. In a similar way, you aim to find that spark in a partner, so too do you find that bond in your therapist, you are looking for someone you are willing to divulge your deepest feelings to.

So why is this connection so important to find, and how do you find it?

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Deciding on your goals for therapy. How to decide.

Your first therapy session might come with a mix of emotions including anxiety, uncertainty, and anticipation. It’s common to feel a bit nervous or apprehensive because it’s a new experience. There might be uncertainty about what to expect. What is common is preparing exactly what you want to say and planning your goals before starting.

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Therapy is changing, is it for the better? Can it help?

Therapy in London has now been operating for 10 years. As we come into our second decade, we just want to get even better, so we’ve started to reflect on how far mental health and helping the health of others has come. As society changes and adapts, so too must the way we see mental health.

We especially started to consider all of these changes as we start to notice how people want to have therapy. It started with lying on a chaise lounge in front of Sigmund Freud and delving into your deepest thoughts, fears and ambitions.

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Understanding who you are as a victim of abuse | In the Interim

An open letter to anonymous victims of abuse,

You don’t want to be a victim. You do not want to be seen as weak, scared and in many instances, doubted.

When dealing with abuse, the first assumption and what is often platformed, is to run straight away to report it. But you will likely find yourself here, reading this – in the interim. And this interim can be days, month or years.

In light of recent discussions in the news, we believe that it is vital that if you are a victim of abuse, that you have the information you need in order to understand what has happened and the freedom to decide your next steps. It’s your experience and your story, it is yours to do with as you wish.

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Starting therapy guide? | The 2nd thing your therapist wants you to know.

As we go through some of the most common misconceptions about starting therapy, I want to reiterate that your therapy experience is unique to you. A guide to therapy is something that you may look for to avoid doing or saying something wrong. But that just isn’t the case.

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Starting Therapy | The 1st thing your therapist wants you to know.

I get asked multiple questions from people regarding what they should expect before starting therapy. Not only that, but what a therapist would expect from them.

After many years I have noticed a pattern of questions, so I want to settle a lot of myths once and for all.

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