Conducting client intake and individual counselling sessions for people with all kinds of difficulties, from substance abuse, domestic violence to post-traumatic stress and eating disorders, aging, bullying, anger management, careers, depression, relationships, self-image, stress and suicide then help clients define goals, plan action and gain insight;
Undertaking assessments, including assessment of counselling needs, risk assessment and psychometric testing;
Select, administer, and interpret psychological tests to assess intelligence, aptitudes, abilities, or interests.
Collect information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods.
Formulating a psychological explanation of the client's issues; as well as talking to people and helping them deal with their problems;
Based on these assessments, counselling psychologists will then create a bespoke therapy plan for the individual service user;
Develop therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, and needs;
Evaluate the results of counseling methods to determine the reliability and validity of treatments;
Establishing a collaborative working relationship with the client based on trust and respect;
Writing reports and record-keeping;
Continuing personal and professional development (CPD);
Undertaking research, either individually or as part of a team to develop or improve diagnostic or therapeutic counseling techniques;
Consult with other professionals to discuss therapies, treatments, counseling resources, or techniques, and to share occupational information;
Analyze data such as interview notes, test results, and reference manuals to identify symptoms and to diagnose the nature of clients' problems;
Provide consulting services to schools and social service agencies;
Refer clients to specialists or to other institutions for non-counseling treatment of problems.