The Client - Therapist Fit

As important as therapeutic approaches are, they are not sufficient in themselves - research into the therapeutic relationship tells us that the client-therapist fit accounts for much of the positive change in therapy.  There are a number of objective criteria like therapist training and professional accreditation to take into account, however knowing whether a therapist is right for you is likely to come down to how you feel when you start talking to them.

 In therapy we touch on sensitive and even delicate subjects (sex, for example) and working with a therapist with whom you are able to talk  openly without editing yourself will be essential for exploring issues and finding alternatives to existing patterns. 
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