Psychology is the study of human behaviour including the brain, memory, learning, human development and the processes determining how people think, feel, behave and react. Psychological therapies are based on scientific research and are widely used to treat individuals and families and can also be applied to groups and organisations.
Psychologists equip people with the skills needed to function better in everyday life and to prevent and treat problems. Issues that psychologists can help people with include:
- marital, family and relationship problems;
- stress or pain;
- fears, phobias, anxiety and panic attacks;
- depression; loss and grief;
- personality disorders;
- sexual difficulties;
- sleeping difficulties;
- eating and weight control problems;
- children’s learning, behaviour and management problems;
- lifestyle changes;
- psychometric testing;
- career planning;
- enhancing sports performance;
- training and developing staff;
- workers compensation;
- legal reports;
- enhancing employees productivity.
A psychologist is usually trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Brief Therapy and uses the one tailored to the individual needs of the client in order to maximise their outcomes.
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