Finding the right psychologist for you
If you decide you would like to receive some CBT Therapy, Schema Therapy, Couples Counselling, Family Counselling, or some other form of psychotherapy to help you with your difficulties, obviously, you would like to find a psychologist who is experienced in the area you are struggling with.
A further important consideration is that you are able to build a strong therapeutic relationship with your psychologist. If it doesn’t feel like you ‘click’ in those first couple of sessions, then therapy with that person will likely not work very well for you. So how can you minimise the risk that you will go and see the wrong psychologist for you? A good first step is to think about what is important to you in a therapist or psychologist. Would you prefer a male or female psychologist? Is their age and life experience important to you? What about the religious or ethnic background? What kind of personality would you prefer – Formal? Relaxed? Directive? Warm?