Counselling psychologists work with both adults and children across a diverse range of issues, such as bereavement, relationships, mental health problems, etc, and aim to explore the underlying causes behind them. If you are looking for someone to examine the wider causes of a particular problem, a counselling psychologist may be for you.
How does Counselling Psychology work?
Counselling Psychologists understand diagnosis and the medical context to mental health difficulties but also emphasise the importance of working with the individual client’s uniquely personal experience in order to find the best way forward for them. Counselling Psychologists place particular importance on building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients and working collaboratively to help them understand themselves better; alleviate distress; move towards recovery and increase their sense of wellbeing.
‘Counselling Psychologist’ is a protected title and anyone using this title must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and work in accordance with their standards of conduct, performance and ethics. Click here for more information on how psychology can help you.
Who is Counselling Psychology suitable for?
Counselling Psychologists are trained in a wide range of therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy. They are therefore able to adapt their approach to suit clients’ individual needs.
What issues or problems are suited to Counselling Psychology?
They work with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties and life transitions including, but not limited to:
- Study-related difficulties
- Low mood
- Relationship issues
- Low self-esteem
- Adjustment to major life events
- Life-stage transitions
- Parenting issues
- Work-related difficulties
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Panic attacks
- Living with chronic illness
How many sessions will I have?
This will depend on your own situation.