Counselling Psychology is firmly rooted in the discipline of Psychology, whilst emphasising the importance of the therapeutic
relationship. It is a relatively new branch of applied professional psychology, concerned with the integration of psychological
theory with therapeutic practice.
A Counselling Psychologist is able to help with a broad range of individual and social problems. Direct client work may be provided
to individuals, couples, families or groups according to the particular training and experience of the Counselling Psychologist.
Counselling Psychologists are competent practitioners of Psychological Therapy, with a formal understanding of the three major
theoretical theories of therapy (Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioural) and practitioner training in at least two of
Many people find counselling helpful when faced with difficult stages in their normal life cycle such as career changes, loss and
bereavement or crisis points in relationships. Others look to Psychological Counselling to help alleviate distress whether from
pressures of living or through long-standing problems that have proved resistant to change. Counselling Psychologists are trained
in modern psychological methods to help you resolve fears, panics and anxieties, and to help you break through depression or other
forms of sadness.