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What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?"

--Thomas Merton

"You need to claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality."

-- Flonda Scott Maxwell


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What to Look for When Choosing a Therapist:

Choosing a therapist is like finding any ‘expert’; sometimes you are fortunate enough to have personal recommendation, otherwise you find yourself having to trawl through listings, registers and adverts to find someone who may be suitable for you.  The following is some of the credentials that you may find useful to consider when looking for a therapist to meet YOUR needs.

• Training and Qualifications:

Ensure that a therapist has adequate training, qualifications and supervision. A therapist cannot belong to a trade body unless they have adequate training, so look out for this. Also look for evidence of continual professional development.

• Experience:

Particularly understanding, experience or specialism in your particular problem area. Look out for training in the latest thinking and techniques as well.

• Formal Registration:

It is advisable that the therapist is represented by an established governing body that oversees training and expertise and ensures professional regulation and protection of clients (BACP)

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