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Personal therapy for therapists: professional and ethical issues

WithANDREW GRIMMER

A specific competence for counselling psychologists is to ‘understand therapy through their own life-experience’ (HCPC, 2010: 19) which is usually interpreted as a requirement for personal therapy. Despite considerable overlap in competencies there is no corresponding requirement for personal therapy for clinical psychologists (Rake, 2009).