What is Clinical Psychology?
Psychology is the study of how people think and behave.
Clinical psychologists undergo extensive training in different types of treatment modalities in order to assess and treat both adults and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. They use a variety of instruments and tests in addition to detailed assessment interviews to understand the nature and causes which underpin an individual’s difficulties.
Following assessment the psychologist will discuss their findings and opinions with you so that you can make an informed decision about the most effective treatments in a collaborative manner.
Psychologists will therefore tailor their treatment package according to the nature of the individual’s difficulties.
Why should I see a psychologist?
There are many different reasons why you may want to see a psychologist.
Sometimes people see a psychologist because they are going through a difficult time, for example at work or in their relationship, or simply just struggling with the day-to- day difficulties of life.
Psychologists can help you to identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour or lifestyle choices which can create challenges in interpersonal relationships and other domains of functioning.
You may want to develop new coping strategies to help you manage your emotions better or deal with stress more effectively.
Many people see psychologists as part of a broader process of growth and personal development, to help them nurture their potential and become more balanced and effective.
What are the different types of Psychological Therapies?
There are many different types of Psychological Therapies which can either be done as individuals or in groups.
The most common form of Psychological Therapy administered by Clinical Psychologists is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT.