If you are planning to become a therapist profession then you need to have some core skills. You’ll learn few of them while studying and the other you’ll learn during the training session. If you want to give top-notch services to your clients then you must develop these skills in yourself. You should be able to make a strong bond between you and your client. You’ll have to deal with different clients on daily basis and each one of them will be having different issues. Some of them might be going through a trauma, some might be losing their marriage, and some might be going through domestic abuse so you should be skilled enough to take them out of all this. In this article, we are going to discuss the qualities a good therapist must have in order to succeed in his field.
When you are looking for a therapist you’ll come across many therapists, but make sure you choose the one who has all these qualities.
- Strong communication skills: Some people are shy and they might not open up to you in the beginning. Strong communication skills will help the people to become comfortable with you. Regular communication between you and your therapist will make a strong relation. People might be coming with new issues on daily basis, you must be able to answer all the questions and you should use simple language as this will increase the assertiveness.
- Good listener: Your therapist should be able to understand all your own spoken words as well as unspoken words. They must be able to understand the body postures, eye contact, the movement of your hands and legs. They must remember what you told them in the previous session and they must be able to connect the previous session from the current session. They should pay special attention to all the words and phrases you use.
- Trustworthy: Your client will be sharing all their private matters with you. So, you should respect their privacy and never leak out their personal information. You should keep asking them if their mental health is improving or not and there should be a strong relation of trust between you and your client so they can give an honest feedback.