Counselling psychologists can play a fundamental and inspiring role in people's lives. Their aim is to address a range of psychological and emotional issues, helping people to live more skilful, effective, and meaningful lives. But how do you qualify, and what is being a counselling psychologist really like?
How to Become a Counselling Psychologist is the first book to provide a clear, practical guide to the pathway to qualifying as a counselling psychologist. Written by an experienced practitioner, and incorporating testimonials from trainees, trainers, and qualified counselling psychologists, it explains every step of the journey, including advice on a suitable degree course, making the most of a training placement, how to prepare for the job interview, and the challenges of making the transition from training to qualification.
Written for anyone from current students to those interested in a change of career, How to Become a Counselling Psychologist is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in this rich and varied branch of psychology.
Dr Elaine Kasket, C.Psychol., is an HCPC-Registered Counselling Psychologist. She is well acquainted with the "portfolio" professional identity that is familiar to so many counselling psychologists, having worked as a trainer, practitioner, supervisor, researcher, Principal Lecturer, and Head of Programmes within the field. She is passionate about psychologists sharing their knowledge with the world and so now divides her time between her practice and writing for a general audience. She is the author of All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age (Little, Brown UK, 2019).
Chapter 1: Introduction (Series Editor David Murphy) Chapter 2: What does a counselling psychologist do? Chapter 3: The next step: equipping yourself for professional training Chapter 4: Becoming a trainee Chapter 5: Starting out Chapter 6: Career possibilities Appendix: useful information Bibliography