Testimonials are considered by Shaun Brookhouse and by many professional therapy bodies as being unprofessional and unethical.
You may be wondering why I do not publish testimonials. This is because:
1. They are considered unethical by many therapy related bodies (particularly the UK Council for Psychotherapy)
2. They can be fabricated
3. The Advertising Standards Authority require any testimonial to be verifiable and that would conflict with the confidentiality I offer my clients.
4. As a society we are getting used to sites such as Tripadvisor, but the difference is that those reviews are independent. On a practitioner’s site, they are responsible for the content and would naturally only put up good reviews.
5. A good, well trained therapist will have a wide range of approaches that they use to match to each particular client’s needs. Therapy is not like buying a kettle, and one person’s experience is unlikely to match your own so reading other peoples’ experiences may be misleading rather than helpful.