How to Become a Psychotherapist

Psychotherapist Job Description

Psychotherapists use personal and group treatment plans, as well as a variety of non-medical based treatments to help individuals, families and groups overcome psychological and emotional issues.



Psychotherapist Job Duties

  • Maintain current knowledge of industry theories, practices and procedures
  • Undergo supervision with another appropriately qualified professional in order to raise personal issues and professional concerns which arise from work
  • Asses needs, build trust and gain understanding of client’s issues by conducting individual sessions
  • Encourage the client to talk about and explore their feelings and behaviour
  • Address the client’s thought process, feelings and behaviour
  • Run group sessions in a training capacity for other professionals who are interested in learning more about how group sessions function
  • Maintain comprehensive client files



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