Most of my clients come to me through referrals from their friends or family. But what do you do if you are looking for a new therapist without a referral?
You might Google ‘Hypnotherapy Leicester’ and over 250,000 results appear, some are paid adverts usually on the front page or featured along the side. How do you work out which one is best for you?
The Counselling and Hypnotherapy Profession like other organisations is heavily regulated to ensure your practitioner is suitably qualified, insured and fit for practice. The practitioner should also attend regular, confidential supervision to check they are giving you a high standard of therapy and keep up to date with new polices and procedures.
The Government use and recognise The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) of which I am a member.
I am a member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, which was established with Government support to regulate complementary therapies.
Anyone who has a business profile should have sufficient evidence of their practice, especially across the social networks. Do they have a clear and concise website, are they on Twitter or Facebook, do they have a blog? You often get a good ‘feel’ about a website or person by reading through their literature, this is important as you will be giving them your personal information so you need to make sure you feel comfortable with them.
When you have chosen a few you like the look of, give them a call. Again you will get a better feel for that person by listening to their voice or see what response you get to an email.
Most therapists like myself will be more than happy to have a no obligation informal chat with you, I also want to ensure I will be suitable to assist you to the best of my ability so its important I get to know you too.
In any therapy, you must NEVER be made to feel uncomfortable in any way. My role in your therapy is a facilitator in your well being, guiding you through the process. Never feel pressurised to make an appointment if you don’t feel its right for you.
Hope this helps in someway when trying to find a new therapist. If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me firstname.lastname@example.org I personally handle all correspondence.