Book an Appointment with a Psychologist in Bournemouth
A psychologist can support you to learn more about your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships and how they impact your emotional well-being. They can help you develop better self-awareness and insight, in order to make positive changes in your life. They may help you if you are experiencing a wide range of emotions or you are going through a tough time in your life. A psychologist usually uses a discussion-based style of working - drawing on a range of different approaches which are backed by evidence. They aim to focus on your strengths and work with you to think through problems and decide on the next steps.
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What training do psychologists have?
There are many different fields of psychology. All psychologists have a Masters degree or a Doctorate degree in Psychology. All psychologists need to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are committed to continuing professional development through training, reading and accessing supervision.
What can a psychologist help with?
A psychologist can support people experiencing a wide range of challenges or when life feels like a struggle.
Some examples of when a psychologist could support you:
When you are experiencing emotions which you are finding challenging such as worrying a lot or you are frequently experiencing low mood.
When you are at a crossroads in your life, and you would like some support to identify your strengths, values and next steps to take at this time of transition.
When you would like support with considering your career. Some psychologists can offer career coaching including strength-based profiling.
When you have experienced loss or a difficult or traumatic life event such as the death of a loved one, divorce or an accident/illness.
Can a psychologist work with under 18s?
Many psychologists are trained to work with children and young people presenting with needs in a number of areas (both at home and school) such as:
Making friends and developing social skills
Regulating emotions and behaviour
Feeling motivated, confident and developing self-esteem
Coping with transitions and change (at school and at home)
Support can also be given to parents to manage challenges at home.
A psychologist will adapt the way they work depending on the age of the child/young person and their strengths/interests. The aim is to make the young person feel comfortable and relaxed and provide a safe space to enable them to talk about their thoughts and feelings. This may be done through drawing, playing or using a wide range of resources.
What to Expect
The sessions will be tailored to you or your child’s needs. The psychologist will offer a safe, supportive space to explore thought, feelings or memories through talking and completing some activities together. Some time will be spent exploring your worries or struggles but the focus will be largely on supporting you to develop strategies or ‘tools’ to help you move towards the life you want to live. Sometimes little homework activities will be suggested so that you can make changes and practise new skills in between sessions.
Is seeing a psychologist right for me?
You’re ready to make changes in your life and work through your struggles.
Want a flexible approach adapted to your needs.
You would benefit from an approach which focuses on your strengths, values and hopes for the future.
How much does working with a psychologist cost?
Individual sessions (50 minutes) £90. Concessions available.
Some sessions with children and young people are (30 minutes) and are booked in blocks of 6 £400.
Contact us to book your free 15-minute consultation to see if this is the right approach for you.