Counselling Psychology, a branch
of professional psychology, is concerned with providing psychological
therapy that is individually geared to a client's unique needs.
Counselling Psychology is committed to evidence-based practice. Informed
by the latest research it matches the most effective therapeutic
approach to particular clients and particular difficulties. As a
result, Counselling Psychologists are trained to use a variety of
therapeutic ideas and methods and complete a minimum of three years
post-graduate, Doctoral level training at University whilst gaining
extensive required experience within the NHS and the voluntary sector.
This demanding and comprehensive training makes Counselling Psychologists
eligible for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS),
and when chartered, they are bound by the BPS
Code of Ethics.
Chartered Counselling Psychologists work in many places including
in industry, commerce, the prison service and education. However,
the majority of Chartered Counselling Psychologists offer psychological
therapy within the NHS, the voluntary sector or in private practice.