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Psychological professions

Read our leaflets and presentations and watch our video clips to learn more about each profession.

If you see something you’re interested in, book your place at our next event where you can request to meet up to 3 psychological therapists. 

All professions listed here are postgraduate options, so you must have at least completed your first degree as a minimum to then pursue further training.

Our next Psychological Therapist event

We'll share an update on our next Meet a Psychological Therapist event soon. 

Contact us, watch our videos and read our guides, to learn more about our opportunities. 

Email CareersEvents@berkshire.nhs.uk

Watch all of our videos on our YouTube channel (opens new browser tab)


About Psychological Therapy careers at Berkshire Healthcare 

Join Dr Bridget Gemal talks about what it's like working for the NHS and the different Psychological Therapy career options we'll be discussing throughout this series.

Read our FAQ guide (pdf) 

You can also find out more about the range of psychological therapy careers through the Psychological Professions Network (PPN).

Visit the PPN website (opens new browser tab) 

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Art Therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly

View the Art Therapy presentation (ppt)

Read our Art Therapy leaflet (pdf)


Assistant Psychology

Applying methods and conducting tests to assess a patient’s needs, devising treatment programmes and delivery therapy, monitoring a patient’s progress and carrying out research.

View the Assistant Psychology presentation (ppt)

Read our Assistant Psychology leaflet (pdf)


CBT Therapists

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, or CBT, are a range of talking therapies based on the theory that thoughts, feelings, what we do and how our body feels are all connected. If we change one of these we can alter the others. CBT therapists can offer individual sessions or lead CBT as part of a group. 

Read our CBT presentation (ppt)

Read our CBT leaflet (pdf)


Clinical Health Psychologists 

We help patients to make sense of their situation, develop new ways of coping, cope with the uncertainty of future health and treatment, and adjust to everyday life while living with the effect of their health problem. We work with individuals, groups, and sometimes with families and carers.

View our Clinical Health Psychologists presentation (ppt)

Read our Clinical Health Psychologists leaflet (pdf)


Clinical Neuropsychologist

Sally Finnie walks us through how to become a Neuropsychologist, which teams they can work in, and who can benefit from the care and treatment they provide. You'll also learn about the training and skills needed to succeed and how Sally personally faced this challenge head-on.

View our Clinical Neuropsychologist presentation (ppt)

Read our Clinical Neuropsychologist leaflet (pdf)


Clinical Psychologists and Counselling Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are highly skilled in the assessment of mental distress, considering a range of factors that contribute and maintain someone’s suffering, and working actively in therapy with clients to alleviate distress and change unhelpful patterns. 

Counselling Psychologists take a phenomenological approach to their work, meaning that they work with exploration and enquiry to understand the individual’s unique subjective psychological experience to empower their recovery and alleviate distress.

View our Clinical and Counselling Psychologists presentation (ppt)

Read our Clinical Psychologists leaflet (pdf)

Read our Counselling Psychologists leaflet (pdf)


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy is designed to help people with serious psychological disorders to understand and change complex emotional and relational problems thereby reducing symptoms and alleviating distress.

View our Psychodynamic Psychotherapy presentation (ppt)

Read our Psychodynamic Psychotherapy leaflet (pdf)


Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

PWP’s deliver Low Intensity CBT, which can help give patients the tools and strategies to change any thoughts and behaviours that contributing to feeling depressed or anxious.

View our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) presentation (ppt)

Read our PWP leaflet (pdf)


Systemic Family Therapy 

Family therapists try to help everyone to feel safe so they can talk about their difficult thoughts and feelings, understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on family strengths, and work together to make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.

View our Systemic Family Therapy presentation (ppt)

Read our Systemic Family Therapy leaflet (pdf)