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Counselling psychologists use psychological theory and research in therapeutic work to help clients with a variety of problems. These range from anxiety and depression arising from difficult life issues to those suffering with mental health conditions.
Life issues that people struggle to deal with could include:
Mental health conditions include:
Practising as a counselling psychologist requires a high level of training and self-awareness, achieved through personal therapy.
You also need to be able to work collaboratively with the client in a holistic and insightful way to enable them to consider change.
Counselling psychologists are based in:
Counselling psychologists work with diverse client groups, including children, adults, families, couples and groups.
The work can vary depending on the setting and the clients, but may include:
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