ThePsychonaut saidSo I've decided if I want to progress any further I need some professional help, but as I've never had a trainer before I thought I'd ask for some advice from you guys.
What should I be looking for in a trainer?
You should find someone who has the proper credentials (thats number 1)
Having/making a good rapport with a trainer is essential if you are looking to train with him(or her) long term (thats number 2)
You need someone who will hold you accountable, be motivating, inspirational, and empathetic, without being overly pushy, bossy, or over the top (unless that's what you want....and that's number 3).
Cuteness, and attractiveness come later.