Psychologists offering therapy are typically Counselling or Clinical Psychologists. Both Counselling and Clinical Psychologists blend applied psychotherapy practice with scientific research and theory. They tend to deal with the same types of issues as psychotherapists and counsellors – anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues – but they also take on more complex issues such as complex post-traumatic stress disorder and longstanding interpersonal difficulties, and work with disorders that require more clinical interventions.
Psychologists will work closely with clients to look at their mental health issues and explore the underlying problems that may have caused them. They will apply their clinical judgement to the context and any relevant diagnosis , offer psychological assessments and clinical recommendations. Psychologists will:
• Use research-based psychological approaches to treat client problems
• Assess and make clinical evaluations of a client’s mental health
• Offer clinical judgements on the best course of treatments based upon current clinical research in the field
• Integrate evidence-based approaches to provide a personalised treatment plan.