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Personal Therapy for Student Counsellors

As you prepare for your counselling career, personal therapy offers you the space and opportunity to delve into your own life and experiences. Sometimes students see this as unnecessary and might even struggle to see the benefit, however, when they start on this road, they begin to understand the importance and reason for personal therapy. It also gives you, the student, the chance to sit in the clients chair and experience therapy from both sides.

Personal therapy has been proposed as an aid in promoting the professional development of psychotherapists by increasing their self-awareness, self-reflexivity, and self-knowledge of the therapy process and of personal characteristics. Moe and Thimm, 2022