How do you choose a Complementary Therapist?
After you have found out about Complementary therapies, it is important to choose your therapist carefully. You should ask yourself and the therapist:
- What are their qualifications and how long was their training?
- Are they a member of a recognised, registered body, with codes of practice?
- Can they give you the address and telephone number of this to check?
- Is the therapy available on the NHS?
- Can the GP delegate your care to the therapist?
- Is this the most appropriate complementary therapy for your problem?
- Will the therapist send a letter to your GP advising him/her of any treatment received?
- Can you claim for the therapy through your private health insurance scheme, if you have one?
- Are your records confidential?
- What is the cost of the treatment?
- How many treatments should you expect to need (and therefore approximate costs)?
- What insurance cover does the therapist have?