1. Who is a counselling psychologist?
A counselling psychologist is a specialist who is involved in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with psychological issues by psychotherapy. They also treat people with emotional, and mental health symptoms to improve their overall well-being across all stages of life.
2. What diseases does a counselling psychologist treat?
Some of the disorders treated by a counselling psychologist include:
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder
3. Are a counselling psychologist and behavioural therapist the same?
The work of a counselling psychologist and behavioural therapist may overlap, but they are not the same. A behavioural therapist deals with mental health disorders in individuals. They try to bring about desirable behaviors and eliminate the negative or unwanted ones. A counselling therapist is more focused on the interpersonal relations of people.
4. Where does a counselling psychologist work?
A counselling psychologist usually works in locations such as hospitals, mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and schools. Some may work in academic places as professors or researchers. They may even have their independent clinic.
5. What qualification is required to be a counselling psychologist?
A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree is needed to be a counselling psychologist.