How to become a therapist uk - How to become a therapist. Firstly let us look at why you wish to. Is it to understand yourself better? Or your partner? Or potential lovers and partners? Or are you actually thinking of this as a tool that you can use career wise and sell to clients to earn a living from it? If so are your motives pure? I sometimes come across people who get it into their head that even though they cannot sort out their own lives and desperately need counselling or advice themselves they can suddenly become a paid advisor or therapist! This makes no sense.

You might be helping people who are going through a stressful time such as a wedding or arranging one or end up teaching this yourself to others who can them become professionals.

Do you see yourself being able to listen to peoples' problems and emphasise? Can you be non judgemental when listening without criticising or pushing your own opinions and needs onto them? Do you externalise when talking to others? You do need to have a certain type of personality to do this.

The best way to move forward if you wish to train is to find a dedicated service that trains people all of the time. Preferably one which also employs them and pays them well after. It is even better if they train them for free.
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There are so many advantages to considering this if it is right for you. Some even use it as a way to work through their own issues while they train. Please give careful thought to it and look at the practical angles too such as if you have some spare time you can actually give to this regularly! We sometimes get people come to us for a job telling us they only have about an hour a month to spare.
If you can be realistic about things and you genuinely care about others this can transform your life in emotional ways as well as financial.

How to become a therapist uk

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Leading counsellor and therapist Samantha South