Firstly, the clinical psychologist must be registered and will have an associated number to his or her name by the psychologist official School (mine is AN09189). This is a guarantee that the person is actually undertaken and graduated on psychology as a degree (I am Bsc Psychology with hons by Birkbeck College, University of London, or “Licenciado en psicología” in Spain). Secondly, to guarantee the efectiveness and quality of the treatment provided we must confirm that the professional has a solid training in clinical psychology.
Moreover, we must observe if the professional is able to make us feel confortable enough so that a therapeutic relationship if formed. From this secure base we will be able to explore new forms of overcoming the difficulties that brought us to therapy.