Psychotherapist

Female talking to patient

A day as a psychotherapist

You've worked as a psychologist for ten years, and have recently completed a part-time training course in psychotherapy. Now, you provide this new 'talking' therapy for many of your NHS patients. At 9am you begin a group therapy session, encouraging a family to interact calmly and happily. By encouraging them to talk frankly about things that have happened in the past, you hope they'll discover the causes of their current feelings of distress. Throughout the day, you counsel individuals and groups - helping them free themselves from stress, emotional problems and relationship issues. You feel your recent psychotherapist training has boosted your ability to help people in distress, and are happy to offer this unique form of therapy.