Counselling Psychology

What is Counselling Psychology?

Counselling Psychology is more than just listening – it is about applying psychological understanding to problems to enable a client to achieve their goals.

Counselling Psychologists work within strict ethical codes, incorporating research evidence into practice, whilst emphasising the importance of a supportive and strong therapeutic relationship. The role of a Counselling Psychologist is to facilitate the journey towards better emotional and mental health.

What issues can be addressed by Counselling Psychology?

The following are examples of issues that can be addressed by Counselling Psychology. The list is not exhaustive. If something worries, concerns or upsets you then Counselling Psychology may be able to help you address your concern.

  • Depression or low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship or family problems
  • Phobias
  • Stress, worry, panic attacks
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Trauma
  • Past childhood neglect or abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Sleep problems
  • Work related issues – stress, bullying, harassment
  • Life changes or loss of direction
  • Sexuality or gender issues