Diploma in Eating Disorders
Choosing a Therapist
Choosing a therapist is a very important decision - not as important as choosing a partner, but significant nevertheless. There are at least two reasons why choosing the right therapist for you matters so much. Going to a therapist for the first time can be unnerving. There can be all kinds of anxiety. What will I say? How will I say it? What will the therapist think of me? Will I cry? Will it do me any good?
The second reason is related to that last question because the research evidence suggests the relationship you will form with the therapist will probably make a great difference to the outcome. In fact, research shows that your choice of therapist is the second most important factor influencing the outcome of the therapy. The most important factor is the motivation you bring to the therapy.