How to choose a therapist

The therapists listed on our website under Find a therapist are all Gestalt practitioners and linked to EGI. However, EGI is not an agency.  All of the therapists listed are independent practitioners and EGI cannot make individual recommendations via this website. To help you in your choice, all of the therapists are shown  with their qualifications, accreditation status and the code of ethics to which they subscribe. They are all insured and have regular supervision. All therapists are responsible for their own professional conduct and any contract you make will be with the therapist and not with EGI.

Listed practitioners will state if they work with individuals, couples, families or groups.

How do I find a therapist that is right for me?

There is information about each therapist on the website. Take time to read their profiles to help you decide.

An initial consultation is essential and will allow you to explore together if you want to proceed. It is intended as an opportunity for you both to find out about each other and to get a sense of whether you would be able to work well together. It is like a mutual interview. The therapist will probably want to know some details about you and the reasons you want to go into therapy, and will give you ample opportunity to find out from them what you need to know. You can ask them anything that is important to you, for example, about their experience, training, qualifications, accreditation status, code of ethics, professional support, terms and conditions, and style of practice.

If, for whatever reason, you do not proceed, the therapist may offer alternative suggestions.

Choosing a therapist is an important decision. We recommend that you check whether you can see enough possibility that the therapist can accompany you to the places you want/need to go. You may want to meet with more than one practitioner for an initial session to find the person who best suits your needs.

How much will it cost?

The therapist will discuss their fees and cancellation policy with you when you initially make contact with them. Some therapists offer reduced fees.

Is it confidential?

Yes, within certain limits. Your therapist will be able to discuss this in more detail.

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