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How to choose the right Therapist

When choosing a therapist, it's important to consider several factors to ensure that you find someone who is a good fit for your needs. Here are five things to consider:

1. Qualifications and Experience: Look for a therapist who has the appropriate qualifications and experience to help with your specific concerns. Jenni Bell, for example, is a qualified hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, which means she has received specialized training in these areas and completes ongoing CPD. Look for members of governing bodies such as the general council of hypnotherapists

2. Therapeutic Approach: Different therapists may have different approaches to therapy, so it's important to find someone whose approach resonates with you. For example, if you are interested in hypnotherapy or NLP, you may want to seek out a therapist who specializes in these areas, like myself.

3. Personal Connection: It's important to feel comfortable and at ease with your therapist. Consider scheduling an initial consultation or session to see if you feel a good connection with the therapist and if their style of communication and approach feels right for you. My personal journey of anxiety , binge eating and CPTSD gives me I feel a better connection, going to a therapist who gets it I feel was something I always needed

4. Availability and Accessibility: Consider the therapist's availability and accessibility, including office hours, location, and whether they offer online or phone sessions. Make sure their schedule and location are convenient for you. A good therapist may mean you have to wait, but it speaks volumes.

5. Reviews and Recommendations: Look for reviews and recommendations from other clients to get a sense of the therapist's effectiveness, professionalism, and level of expertise. As mentioned, Jenni Bell has received excellent Google reviews from her clients, which can be a good indication of the quality of her services. Google reviews are form real people as opposed to sales marketing. I’m really proud of all my five star reviews and encourage my clients to view them, before making a decision

6. If you speak to a therapist that tells you to sign up to a session or programme immediately and pay over the phone I would suggest take time to think about it first, I hear many horror stories from my clients where clients have paid as much as £10,000.00 thousand pounds, for therapy that didn’t work and even a client who was given a sleeping pill on arrival. If the therapist is chasing you for an answer or seems over eager to book you, personally I’d shop around first

Overall, choosing a therapist is a personal decision that requires careful consideration of your individual needs and preferences. By taking the time to research and compare different therapists, you can find someone who can help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I am more than happy to discuss your needs in a no obligation consultation.


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