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Psychological therapy includes the scientific study and application of psychology for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well being and personal development. Central to its practice are psychological assessment and therapeutic approaches such as, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and psychosocial interventions.
Why See a Clinical Psychologist?
Clinical Psychologists are uniquely trained to assess and understand the emotional problems that people experience. If your confused or not sure what to make of things, unclear about what to do for the best or feel that other people cannot understand the trouble you are having then seeing a Clinical Psychologist will probably be helpful.
When you need help with personal difficulties it is important that you are able to trust the person that you see. Clinical psychologists undergo an intense and lengthy training at an undergraduate and post-graduate level. The training enables clinical psychologists to help people understand and tackle the problems that they are having.
What to Expect from Psychological Assessment and Therapy
Your first appointment will last 50 minutes. The purpose of this appointment is to establish what the problems are and why they have come about. This will include talking about your current problems, discussing how your life has been to date, as well as specifically exploring how you have coped with difficulties in the past. It is important to establish what support you have at the present time. Although it may be difficult to talk about some aspects of your problems you will get more out of the experience if you can be as open as possible. If subsequent appointments are offered these will usually last 50 minutes.