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Why finding the right therapist is the key to success

Therapy can be beneficial for people with a wide range of mental health conditions. In order to reap the benefits of therapy, it is important to find a therapist that you connect with. 

How can a therapist help? 

At Enaaly, our Behavioural Therapists are trained and experienced in using evidence-based treatments to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. We place a special focus on thoughts, emotions and behaviours that are related to the client’s specific issue and can create a personalised treatment plan that supports them and helps them live a meaningful life.

What makes a good therapist?

It can take time to find the right therapist for you, but it is definitely worth the effort. Some of the traits a good therapist will have include:

  • Experience: The more experience a psychologist has, the more knowledge and insight they will have towards treating particular conditions. Specialised psychologists are more likely to be up to date with the latest research and treatment options for certain areas and understand what is required to help clients to achieve their goals.
  • Empathy: A good psychologist will listen and engage with clients – they will not only understand what a person is saying, but also what they are not saying. They will make them feel understood in a constructive and non-judgemental way. 
  • Problem-solving skills: A professional therapist will wait for the client to open up and share their thoughts before giving out advice. The psychologist will then identify the problem and help their client change their harmful behaviours. 
  • Flexibility: Therapists understand that every client has different requirements and will tailor their treatment plans to suit their individual needs. Clients dealing with mental health issues may require an emergency session or cancel appointments at the last minute, and so therapists will need to have a flexible schedule for this. 
  • Patience: Psychologists understand that behavioural change cannot happen overnight, and setbacks are commonplace. Therapists must guide the client through the process of self-discovery and ensure that clients are not pressured to make changes before they are ready to do so. 
  • Trustworthiness: Therapists must ensure they emphasise the confidentiality of their sessions and inform clients of their rights to privacy in their initial assessments. Further, listening to their clients’ concerns and providing unbiased feedback contributes to their sense of trust.

Finding a psychologist you feel comfortable with is the first step towards recovery. At Enaaly, our experts are trained and experienced in treating a range of conditions. We provide a safe and supportive environment to talk openly and confidentially about your concerns and offer advice to help you on your road to recovery.

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