Counsellors and Psychologists aim to improve mental and physical health. They have particular areas of interest.
Clinical psychologists use their knowledge and understanding of emotions, thoughts and experiences towards health, emotional and relationship well-being.
Health psychologists apply similar psychological processes to the stresses of physical illness by influencing good mental health to encourage a healthier and healing lifestyle.
Accredited counsellors simply, but importantly, provide an opportunity to talk about things that are confusing and worrying.
Counselling psychologists do the same, but they may draw upon human science research and psychotherapy traditions.
A psychodynamic approach to counselling focuses on making links between past and present events, feelings and relationships. As these become clearer it is possible to start to gain insight into your life, understand yourself better and find a way forward, leading to a happier and more fulfilling life.