Counselling psychologist

Counselling psychologists work with people to treat a wide range of issues, including helping them to manage difficult life events, such as bereavement and relationship difficulties. They also help people with mental health problems and disorders.

This page has information on the role of a clinical psychologist. There are also links to further information. 

Working life 

Psychology is the study of how people think and behave – a combination of science and practice. You'll examine a person's experience and explore underlying issues and develop strategies to cope and move forward, through a series of one-to-one sessions. 

Psychologist and patient

Where will I work? 

Working within the NHS as a counselling psychologist, you'll work in general and psychiatric hospitals and GP surgeries. You may also work within:

Within these settings counselling psychologists may work directly with individuals, couples, families, groups or act as consultants.

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