Counselling Psychologists use psychological theory and evidence based research in therapeutic work to help clients with a range of difficult life issues and/or mental health conditions. It involves, but not limited to...
Undertaking assessments, including assessment of mental health needs, risk assessment and psychometric testing
Formulating a psychological explanation of the client's issues
Establishing a collaborative working relationship with the client based on trust and respect
Planning and implementing specialist psychological treatments to help clients recover
Empowering clients to address and take control of issues and make positive changes to their behaviours
Monitoring and evaluating the outcome of treatments
Collaborating with the broader multidisciplinary team and referrers in the planning of treatment and provision of services to meet the needs of the individual
Counselling psychology provides therapeutic treatments to clients who experience a wide variety of symptoms. It is specialty within professional psychology that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span.