Tips to Find a Counsellor

Often the decisions you need to have some counseling can be difficult to make. You may have spent a long time trying to make things work for you in your life. Or you may have become depressed and anxious and feel you cannot go without professional help.

So now that you've made the decision how do you go about finding the right person who will be able to help? Here are some tips to help guide you through the process. You can find a good counselor through

1. Ask for recommendations – Probably the most preferred way to find a good one is to ask for recommendations from friends, family, or your doctor. Recommendations such a way that you already know that the counselors have helped someone who you believe, then they should be able to help you, right?

2. Search online – Next thing you try to search online. The thing to do here is to read through their website and see if it appeals to your style. Do you think that you would feel OK to talk to this person? What experience do they have? Does it cover areas that are relevant to you? What are their qualifications?

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3. Search the directory of counseling – There are a number of online counseling directory. Perhaps one of the most well-known is this BACP. This will give you the advantage to be able to put in your zip code and it will generate a list of counselors that are in your area. If you want to be seen near the work area, use the zip code. You can then look to see where the counselor you think might be helpful.

4. Ring them – Once you've made this list of counselors, both from a Google search or from online directories give them all the rings. Some may not have the availability or have a waiting list. Some of you may not feel comfortable talking to on the phone. Ask them about where they practice, what they cost, etc.

These are some tips that will help you find the right person for you to work with.