What's the Difference between a Counsellor and a Psychologist

Menslink provide a counselling service to young guys from the age of 12 through to 25 years. The Menslink service enlists counsellors not psychologists to assist our young men address their issues. Our counsellors listen to their personal problems, providing support and advice using a strengths based approach. In other words, they focus on the strengths a young guy has already and helps him use them to get through tough times.

Broadly speaking our counsellors tend to work in areas that are as extensive and varied as those undertaken by psychologists and psychotherapists. Menslink currently have two counsellors who are trained to counsel people with issues ranging from problems with schoolwork to depression and anxiety.

Counsellors versus Psychologists

Counsellors teach clients to think in new ways, manage difficult emotional experiences more effectively, and practise different ways of behaving. Counsellors in other organisations may have undergone extensive training; others may have little or no training. Our counsellors here at Menslink have university degrees in counselling, as well as extensive experience working with young men.

Psychologists study the physical, cognitive, emotional and social aspects of human behaviour.

They are trained in techniques to diagnose and treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural or cognitive problems. A psychologist will assess and diagnose a problem and determine what’s best for ongoing care.

In a broader sense, both psychologists and counsellors are specialists who try to solve personal problems of people though adopting different approaches.

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