Once in a while we are asked why we call our selves ‘Private or Independently Practising Psychologists, therefore I thought I would spend some time to explain this for EzineArticle readers:
Similar to Doctors, you’ll discover a variety of psychologists, some work with a government organisation just like the NHS along with other working individually (or both) but they need to feel the same rigorous training schedule to obtain the title of ‘Chartered Clinical Psychologist’.
Chartered Clinical psychologists can cope with an in depth scope of concerns for example stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, learning disabilities, family problems and may also specialise in areas for example education, dyslexia etc. In addition to clinical psychologists, you’ll discover educational psychologists, Neuropsychologists (who identify injuries associated with your brain), Occupational psychologists (the kind seen in Corporations frequently during the time of recruitment and redundancy), Forensic psychologists (who help with the court proceedings in the court, criminal behavior, etc.), Sport psychologists (although rarer, they use they and them psychologically focused), and finally Health psychologists (helping people to give up smoking, alcohol, drugs as well as altering the way in which people look at illness or their own health) these psychologists made a decision at the outset of their careers to think about a particular path/speciality.
Private psychologists can sometimes get more versatility inside their approach in comparison to public sector employed psychologists, it isn’t that they’re missing any qualifications, however their time is seriously restricted regularly to tight structural programs. However, When you’re paying for a private psychologist you will probably be seen in your time scale and treated at your convenience inside your environment or school, home or workplace.
Sometimes you will find special cases that you want more sensitivity, clients that need more participation, and that level of involvement is some thing that you should be always hopefully experiencing from private psychologists. From time to time, one does not wish to be very straight forward or direct with just any clinical psychologist and so you can take things at a pace you are comfortable with by visiting a familiar private psychologist..
A HPC registered ‘Chartered Psychologist’ wouldn’t risk supplying details about patients or breaking their trust as it can certainly have lots of implications on their own reliability as well as their status.
Now you know the different kinds of psychologists there are, let’s move on to how to find a psychologist. Psychologists probably won’t be difficult to find, however you need to be mindful of their level of qualification and ensure they have the correct indemnify insurances and HPC registration etc. You may research with The British Psychological Society as they have a whole listing of chartered psychologists and you can enter information like the kind of problem (broadly speaking of course) you have, plus your location and you will receive a list of names that you could go to. Also you can ask your family doctor to refer a psychologist to you, you can even ask your friends and family (there is no need to be shy about it, a lot of people visit the psychologist for one reason or the other). You can even ask the psychology department of your school or university and even your school or your child’s school for the matter!
Most Chartered clinical Psychologists possess a broad spectrum of training, they can refer you to other professionals or they might specialise in your concerns. Yes – there are costs involved unlike GP referrals, however these costs are small when your well-being or your family’s is under concern. Waiting 1-10 months to see somebody can sometimes be detrimental or unnecessary.