It is increasingly common for people to consider talking therapies when they are struggling with issues affecting their mental wellbeing.
But how do you find a counsellor who is suited to you?
Finding a counsellor depends on how and where you look.
Finding a suitable counsellor for you depends on whether you feel they can understand you, and you can trust them.
Time spent researching and thinking about what you are looking for will be time well spent. To support people thinking about therapy for the first time, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy has a range of helpful leaflets:
It can be helpful to think about the issues raised in these leaflets, before deciding to start counselling. Good luck!
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