The Different Types of Psychology Professional
If you are experiencing problems that require psychological therapy you have many option for obtaining help. Here are just some of the Types of Psychological Help available to executives and professionals.
Your General Practitioner is typically the gatekeeper to specialist help. Many GPs have a specialism. If your GP specialises in psychological therapy or psychotherapy for executives and professionals, you may have the solution to your problem close to hand. Few GPs specialise in psychological therapies, and even fewer specialise in therapy for executives and professionals.
Psychiatrists are people who have qualified in medicine and have gone on to take further training in mental health. Psychiatrists typically deal with problems that are so serious that they require medication or compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act.
Psychologists all have at least a degree in psychology, and usually have other qualifications, such as a Diploma, Masters Degree or a Doctorate, if they wish to practice in this field.
Psychotherapists come from a wide range of backgrounds and have usually qualified in some other field before taking training in psychotherapy from one of the many bodies and training providers. Many psychotherapists also first qualified as psychologists.
Counsellors come from a wide range of backgrounds and have usually qualified in some other field before taking training in counselling from one of the many bodies and training providers.
Friends and Relatives
Some friends or relatives can have (knowingly or otherwise) the skills of a competent therapist. If you have such a person in your life, they may be able to help, whatever their background or qualifications.