Anyone considering a career in psychotherapy needs to have a deep interest in human beings and an insatiable curiosity about human life. This interest and curiosity must of course begin with oneself. What makes me tick? Why do I feel the way I do? How come I don’t learn from my mistakes? What’s life all about? How can I manage when tragedy strikes?
It is only by exploring our own lives, examining our prejudices, articulating our values, testing stretching and deepening our relationships, that we can become personally ready to accompany another on their journey of discovery and healing.
The acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practice skills during professional training must be built upon this essential personal readiness.
The training and practice requirements for accreditation by IAHIP are outlined in Bye Law 11.