Relationship advice can be offered by therapists, counsellors and coaches. You can find it online and offline these days, and here are some tips about Where to Find Relationship Advice & How to Select the Right Therapist you need.
1. Research via URL and IRL
Before hiring a therapist, you should do some research on the Internet. For instance, you can read various therapists’ Google reviews before making a decision. You can also often access their Facebook reviews and Yelp reviews online.
Apart from that, you can ask your friends and family for support because some of them may know an outstanding therapist that can help you immediately. Word of mouth is always a reliable way to find the right therapist in record time.
2. Schedule a free consultation to see whether the therapist is right for you.
Once you’ve done some research, in most cases you can schedule a short consultation to see if the therapist you speak with is right for you. Today a growing number of therapists offer free initial consultations, so you should use that to your advantage.
According to a new study conducted by Independent, in 2019 more than a quarter (28%) of British people have consulted with a therapist, compared to only 1 in 5 people in 2010. Obviously, there are also many more professional therapists in the UK today: it is reported that at least 50,000 professional therapists work in the UK in 2019. Therefore, given that the competition amongst therapists is increasingly stiff, they will try their best to help you. There are of course exceptional therapist-coaches who are multi-disciplinary and ahead of the curve of the conventional standard approach to guidance, definitely check them out too.
3. Go with a specialist who resonates well with you and understands you
Although there are many good therapists, it doesn’t mean all of them offer suitable advice that can benefit you. So, when you notice that a therapist’s advice doesn’t quite connect with you or work for you during the first consultation, you’d be best off seeking another therapist for your next session. Also take a moment to decide if the person cares enough to really listen to you. Are they compassionate yet firm in their values, do they demonstrate keenness to help? Also remember, positive energy can be a lot more contagious than talking to a dull, purely logical professional, despite however many certificates they have on the wall.
Don’t wait until many sessions have already taken place before making that choice, and don’t give up. Again, there are more than 50,000 therapists in the UK, so don’t worry, you will assuredly find someone who can help you.