What psychology offers

Most psychologists help mentally healthy people to find ways of functioning better. Clinical Psychologists help people make positive changes to their thinking and behaviour. They aim to understand their clients’ thoughts and actions so they can work with them to manage or overcome any psychological distress and improve their well-being.

The strategies used by clinical psychologists are based on scientific research and have been shown to be effective. Clinical psychologists have a minimum of six years university training plus at least two years of supervised practice. They are specialists in applying psychological theory and scientific research to assist clients in meeting their goals and improving their health and wellbeing.

A wide range of effective therapies and interventions are available here at ieHealth+:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looks at how your thoughts influence your feelings and behaviour. You learn helpful strategies to improve your mood.  CBT is useful for depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is concerned with how low mood affects relationships and visa versa. You can learn helpful strategies to improve your mood and relationships. IPT is useful for depression and/or feeling socially isolated.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines cognitive therapy and the practice of mindfulness meditation. You learn how to be more ‘in the moment’ with an attitude of curiosity and non-judgment. This skill can help people cope with unpleasant feelings. MBCT is useful for chronic depression and anxiety.

Article is written by Dr Donita Baird: Clinical Psychologist