1. Who is a counselling psychologist?
A counselling psychologist is a person with a degree in psychology who works to help people with psychological and emotional health concerns. They can help both adults as well as children.
2. What diseases does a counselling psychologist treat?
A counselling psychologist treats a wide range of psychological issues and mental health disorders like relationship difficulties, starting a new relationship, emotional trauma due to death of a loved one or business failures, anxiety, depression and eating disorders.
3. Are a counselling psychologist and behavioural therapist the same?
Yes, a counselling psychologist can be a behavioural therapist and also treat behavioural issues in addition to psychological problems like self-destructive nature and bipolar disorder.
4. Where does a counselling psychologist work?
A counselling psychologist may work in different setups such as educational institutions and research, as a private consultant, prison and probation services or with a team of doctors in hospitals. They may even work in corporate office and industries by way of corporate programs.
5. What qualification is required to be a counselling psychologist?
A counselling psychologist requires postgraduate and doctorate level degree in psychology where they learn the fundamentals of psychology and research methods. During their education, they also get training in counselling techniques and psychotherapy.