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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.
Psychologists are professionals who can diagnose and treat the mental illness of an individual. Generally, they study normal and abnormal mental status, cognitive, emotional and social behaviour and process. Counselling Psychologists are medical professionals who can counsel patients suffering from mental disorders.
Counselling Psychologists help people to manage their mental illness, emotional problems, using psychotherapy techniques. Some of the psychotherapy techniques are transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling therapy etc.
If an individual is suffering from any of the following medical conditions then one should consult a Counselling Psychologist:
Following are a few common types of counsellings provided by the Counselling Psychologists:
Yes, counselling psychologists can help people to manage anxiety disorders through counselling therapy. The best effective treatment for treating anxiety is Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).
A healthy individual can visit a Counselling Psychologist once in a year to get a checkup for his/her mental condition. If an individual is suffering from any of the mental disorders or diseases, one should consult a Counselling Psychologist once a week for about 3-4 months.