Psychological therapies

If you interested in using psychological techniques to help people with mental health problems, then a career in the psychological therapies could be for you. 

One in four people will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives and there are a range of roles that help and support people with different mental health problems from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder.

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Many people working in the psychological therapies carry their own caseloads and work as autonomous professionals. You may also work with a team of professionals, such as art therapists, dramatherapists, music therapists, occupational therapists, teachers and social workers

Acquiring the knowledge and skills to become a professional in psychological therapies involves training at either degree or post-graduate level. The knowledge that you are helping people overcome their problems and lead a normal life offers real job satisfaction. 

Increases in funding to tackle mental health also mean opportunities are increasing, especially through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative 


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