Clinical and Counselling psychologist
Clinical and Counselling psychologists are healthcare professionals who specialise in assessing and treating mental health conditions using evidence-based psychological therapies. They work collaboratively with people, to treat a wide range of issues, including helping people manage difficult life events, past and present relationships and helping people with mental health issues and disorders.
Counselling psychologists examine a person's experience and explore underlying issues. They use an active, collaborative relationship with patients to empower people to change a certain behaviour, and use a holistic stance, which involves examining the issues a person is facing, within the wider context of what has given rise to them.
They aim to reduce psychological distress and enhance and promote psychological well-being.
They work with people with mental or physical health problems which might include:
- anxiety and depression
- trauma (including childhood trauma)
- eating disorders
- serious and enduring mental illness
- adjustment to physical illness
- addictive behaviours