A Counseling Psychologist



Average Salary: $72,540 per year


Ph.D. , Psy.D. or Ed.D. degree is required

Job Qualifications:

-undertaking assessments, including assessment of mental health need, risk assessment and psychometric testing;

  • -formulating a psychological explanation of the client’s issues;
  • -planning and implementing therapy;
  • -evaluating the outcome of therapy;
  • -establishing a collaborative working relationship with the client based on trust and respect;
  • -writing reports and record-keeping;
  • -training and supervision of other psychologists;
  • -management, audit and development of services and organisation;
  • -multidisciplinary teamworking;
  • -continuing personal and professional development (CPD);
  • -undertaking research, either individually or as part of a team.
  • Working as Counseling Psychologist:

      • Counselling psychologists work in general and psychiatric hospitals and GP surgeries. They may also work within:
      • private hospitals
      • independent practices
      • industry
      • education in schools and universities
      • public and private corporate institutions.