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by hs577
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can anyone explain to me why a large proportion of counselling psychologists work in private practice ?
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Can anyone explain to me why a large proportion of counselling psychologists work in private practice ?

Hi, As a counselling psychologist I personally chose to work in the nhs and have worked in the nhs for over 10 years. I qualified 2017 in counselling psychology and am currently an 8a in a split role of working age adult services. Regarding psychometric tests it depends on the course as some incorpo...
by hs577
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1725

Re: How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?

Hi, Sorry in advance for any typos (typing on my phone). You can definitely work part-time easily. Most courses have 2-3 days in the uni course per week and they usually run something like late sept-may. Therefore, on the days you’re in for the course you can do local placements after uni eg 4-8pm a...
by hs577
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Annual leave for trainees
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: Annual leave for trainees

Hi,

I wouldn’t worry too much plus you could always check more formally. It’s Easter in April next year so most universities will have broken up for 2-3 weeks at about that time.

Also you are entitled to leave normally beginning of April- end of March for most roles.
by hs577
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: References
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: References

I think you can explain in a box somewhere on the form why it's not from your current employer. Pretty much as you have done in this message. :)
by hs577
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: EMDR
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: EMDR

Ah ok. They might possibly be too much in their cognitions from what you’ve said possibly like an intellectualising defence. Maybe ask them where they feel this in their body. Also it might be worth looking at the abreactions chapter in the Shapiro book to give some more interweaves if they seem lik...
by hs577
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: EMDR
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: EMDR

My view for phase 3 is that you want this to be succinct and try and encourage the client to select the still image that represents the worst part of it or other aspects such as a sensation etc. I've experienced clients who understandably want to explain in detail but for phase 3 it should be typica...
by hs577
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What next after PWP if not the doctorate?
Replies: 8
Views: 3902

Re: Career help needed!

As Maven said it may be worth having your form looked at. If you wish to work with children you might be able to do high intensity CBT for children and young people's IAPT as I know someone who travelled (similar to yourself) and when they returned to the UK they went to the Midlands to do that. (I ...
by hs577
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology
Replies: 26
Views: 10735

Re: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psycholo

Hi Leems, I wouldn't worry too much about the statistics side of it - I'm sure there were only 6 weeks worth of teaching on quantitative methods in the first year for 2 hours per time. You don't have to use it whilst on the course and can focus more on qualitative methods as well as the general rese...
by hs577
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Counselling psychologist - is it a realistic career?
Replies: 14
Views: 6070

Re: Counselling psychologist - is it a realistic career?

I didn't personally find any difficult finding a post qualified sept 2017 and was physically in post Oct 2017. (I had the interview towards the end of the summer and had 2 months notice to serve in my band 6 post). My post is in the NHS, in secondary adult mental health. It also depends what the pos...
by hs577
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student
Replies: 15
Views: 4143

Re: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student

Hi, I just qualified Sept 2017 from a counselling psychology course. I was in post in October 2017 in a qualified psychology role in a secondary mental health care setting. I wanted 3 weeks off as I was interviewed in August and could've taken up the post sooner. However, I wanted to leave some room...
by hs577
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: lost with where to go next
Replies: 6
Views: 2753

Re: lost with where to go next

In terms of your mental health nurse role you get to do observations, ward rounds, medication administration, care plans, be lead by psychiatrists traditionally, mdt meetings, supervision, leadership and you can train in various talking therapies, manage a caseload, risk assessment and facilitate gr...
by hs577
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 8171

Re: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?

Hi, You will, with counselling psychology, have to do the personal therapy hours so that may be a deal breaker for you as you say. Some courses do Accredited Prior Learning (APL) so you can start second year but then have less time to gain 450 therapy hours (some courses are more therapy provision h...
by hs577
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 8171

Re: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?

I’d still have chosen counselling psychology which is what I did. I liked the psychodynamic base of the course. I also wanted to develop my qualitative research skills and wanted the freedom to think if I want to go in private practice etc then I owe no one anything. I didn’t have any financial issu...
by hs577
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology
Replies: 26
Views: 10735

Re: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psycholo

Hi, Good luck leems. As you said it's not useless as qualitative is aiming for depth and richness not what can be generalised. Both are ultimately required IMHO especially when you think practice based evidence and evidence based practice. To get the best of both worlds you can also use what they ca...
by hs577
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Help deciding on a statistical test for my RCT
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Re: Help deciding on a statistical test for my RCT

I'd check with your tutor now as you say as it may get to the point where you look into non-parametric alternatives. (There aren't any for a MANOVA but there are for ANOVA). Pallant (2010) has a chapter on "choosing the right statistic" that summarises this well from memory.