I'm female and have a female fab GP and a male fab CPN. I don't think it matters too much to me, it's more important that I get on with them as a person.
Having said that everyone's experiences are different so whatever works I guess.
Life is a rollercoaster you've just gotta ride it
Doesn't really matter to me because it's more about personality traits like empathy and agreeablness. Open-mindedness is important too in mh services
I still pick female only dentists.
I assume they're reasonably conscientious having qualified as a professional.
Ive had both m and f therapists
i thought i found it hard to relate ti women mainly cos of abuse by them so i asked for a m therapist. I thought i woulld get on better with them but then having a m therapist brought other issues up so ive just returned to a f therapist and its much better...now i realse that even tho i have issues wiv f T. Being with a m T was much harder.
Im f btw
I much prefer females I have trust issues with males.
I asked for a female therapist and I also asked for a female CPN and my GP is female.
I am female btw.
If you'd have asked me this question a couple of months ago I would have said that I would prefer female. I'm gay and also have had issues with men due to issues from my childhood for many years. However, I've recently been with a psychologist on the NHS (so little choice in therapist) and I have to say it's been on of the best things in my treatment. It's helped me recognise the way I keep men at arm's length and the defences I put up, as well as facing some very painful things from my past. I know there's plenty of good men out there but I've been too afraid to let any of them get close to form a true friendship. I agree with the others though, it does depend on the individual.
If I find the doctor hot I find it hard to talk about how crazy i am, ii in the end try to sound normal and impressive for some rea.... em............... ill admit ive a baby crush on my psych -_-
As a therapist, I think I would prefer a female. I think a female would better understand the intimacy of the disclosures I would make.