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Check Therapist’s Credentials

Check Therapist’s Credentials

There has been much written over the past several days about a hypnotherapy trainer who has been less than honest about the credentials and life experiences he has had. I wanted to bring this into today’s posting without bringing the person into it. The reason for this is that there is every possibility that there may be some issues that this person has which might have led him to being less than truthful in this area. It may not be the case, but I am prepared to give the benefit of the doubt.

I have seen many therapist’s biographies which claim all manner of qualifications and experiences. All very impressive, and I assume most being true. However, I emphasise the word most. Therapy for the vast majority of therapists, including myself, is a business. Running a business is a challenge and can be very competitive. I can certainly understand that people might want to pad their CV’s in order to try to give them a competitive edge. However, therapy is a business based on trust and this trust is the cornerstone of the work that we do. 

When consulting a therapist for the first time, don’t be afraid to ask them to prove the credentials that they claim to have. In reality all ethical therapists will be more than happy to do this. For the majority, what they claim is what they got, but nonetheless be careful out there and make an informed choice regarding your therapist. 

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