What to look for in a Therapist

“If we share our shame story with the wrong person, they can easily become one more piece of flying debris in an already dangerous storm.” - Brené Brown

    The single most important aspect of finding a therapist with whom you can work is finding one with whom you feel comfortable. The quality of the relationship you build with a therapist is one of the greatest predictors of success in therapy. This means you need to meet the person and then ask yourself:
  • How did I feel with that person? 
  • Did I feel they understood what I was saying? 
  • Did I feel like I can trust them? 
  • Did they seem to have a knowledge of the problem that I was talking about?

If you can answer yes to these questions, then probably that person is right for you.

Why go to a therapist?

    A good therapist will ask you questions that help you look inside yourself, and sometimes you might not feel comfortable at first. That is part of why you go for therapy. If someone were to simply tell you what you already know, or want to hear, that person is not going to be of help to you - It takes some honesty from yourself about yourself.

There are numerous and varied reasons why people choose to go to counselling. Some people have experienced traumatic events, which they would like to explore in a safe setting; bereavement, separation, difficult life transitions, or distressful experience from the childhood. Others seek help with learning how to cope with specific psychological or behavioural traits which they would like to change; depression, compulsive thoughts, difficulties with relationships or poor dietary habits.

Some of the areas covered by LCS with our clients:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Loss/Grief
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • Divorce / Separation
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicide
  • Stress
  • Domestic violence
  • Relationships with family
  • Illness and trauma

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