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Therapy for therapists

Sometimes, we therapists feel shame or inhibition about having our own personal therapy. But why should this be? Our work is challenging, and sometimes carried out in difficult conditions. Most therapists care about their work, although that same caring can leave us vulnerable to burnout. We can be prone to self-sacrifice and perfectionism. And we may have lived experience ourselves that can be the very reason we feel drawn to help others.

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These things aren’t shameful. Therapists are human beings too. We also have emotional needs. Our own therapy can be a place to get those needs met. We’re then in a better position to help our clients.


You may be a trainee therapist feeling overwhelmed by a particular client or triggered by an aspect of the work. Or a seasoned therapist who doesn’t know if you can do this work anymore. Perhaps you have absorbed the implicit messages from our field: that we should have it "together” and “should not need” therapy of our own. Maybe you want to find a therapist who won’t shy away from you simply because of your job title.


In that case, I am glad that you have arrived here. A large proportion of my caseload are therapists. I have always worked with other therapists since opening my private practice. It really brings me great joy to do this work!

If you are a therapist or helping professional who might like to explore working with me, then please contact me

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