Finding a counsellor can be a challenging and nerve-wracking process.
On top of this, it can be tricky to know where to look.
TIP: Websites such as BC-Counsellors.org and PsychologyToday are useful for viewing profiles of counsellors in the BC area. You can often view counsellor descriptions on their organization and personal website as well.
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When you’re choosing a counsellor, it can help to have an idea of what you want to work on in therapy so you can make sure they have experience in this area. You might look for a therapist based on a recommended style of counselling, however it can also be useful to look outside the box as most therapy styles can address all concerns.⠀
Some counsellors offer an initial consultation. I offer free telephone or in-person consultations so people can meet me and get a feel for my personality and approach to therapy.⠀
Choosing a counsellor often comes down to seeing who you feel most comfortable and can connect with. Do you think you might prefer a therapist your age, someone who is older, same gender or opposite gender? Do you want a therapist who is religious, from the same or different cultural or ethnic background? Do you feel welcomed in their office? Considering these things when you’re choosing a counsellor can make the process much easier.
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