In this video Two experianced Psychotherapists Bob Cooke and Rory Lee Oakes discuss the qualities that are needed from a Psychotherapist.
Rory is a Client Centered Psychotherapist And Bob is a Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist though both operate from a Relational standpoint.
In some ways this is a video showing two well known Therapists looking back at their Therapy ‘years’,and talking about what they think,from a makes for effective Psychotherapy.
Both Rory and Bob discuss,often in a light hearted way,about the essential qualities a new Therapist needs to cultivate in their professional career.
Both give their top ‘tips’ in this regard.
Some of their ‘Tips’ range from Courage, to humour to love, and humility as qualities that are essential in effective Psychotherapy.
Though it is a light hearted discourse there is a serious message to all viewers,and that is that a Therapy Relationship needs to be above all “Human” in essence.
That does not mean that Theoretical knowledge and Training is not vital in the development of any Professional Psychotherapist,however a sense of ‘being “Human”‘ with the Therapy relationship is fundamental to any therapeutic encounter.
Both Therapists talk in this video of their beliefs and aspirations for ‘Real Therapy’ and values that therapists might want to cultivate!