Why is it so important to find a right match? For me as a therapist, my role in client's life is unique. Every time the client shares their story with me, it is something that inspires me, especially the trust I am awarded with. People which I spoke to are brave and I am grateful to have a role in their journey.
Some studies shows that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the essential ingredient of success in psychotherapy.
I will encourage you as a client to explore your internal world. It includes to learn you how to use all of your emotions and be more comfortable with them. That makes you able to experience even unpleasant situations more comfortably - that means, for example, without a need to escape them.
Why is it important for people to have those varied experiences? Because they bring new dimensions to our lives. It is very important that you are comfortable with your psychotherapist so he can actually guide you through that process.
The qualities you should look for include warmth, empathy, patience, honesty as well as an ability to challenge you in a caring way.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, please.