What is a relationship counsellor?.....
What should we be looking for?
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING A COUPLES THERAPIST.....
Beware... not all Psychologists and Social Workers (or Psychiatrists) are trained in marriage and relationship counselling.
Currently there are no legal or professional requirements for Psychologists or Social Workers to have post-graduate training in 'couples counselling' in order to provide marriage and relationship counselling. As such, any generalist Psychologist or Social Worker can provide marriage counselling without first having completed specialist training.
Although Psychology and Social Work university courses are each four year degrees, both only provide training in general counselling. Much like a medical doctor trained as a General Practitioner (GP).
If you require heart surgery, you would want to see a heart specialist, not a GP. Similarly, you will want to put your marriage in the safe hands of a specially trained counsellor, rather than a generalist Psychologist or Social Worker who is not trained and experienced in 'couples counselling'.
The Psychologist and Social Workers at Humaneed are all required to be specialists who have completed additional post-graduate training and are qualified in 'Couples Counselling'. At Humaneed, we do not try to be all things for all people, our focus is on marriage and relationship counselling.
If the counsellor you see does not meet this standard,
then they are practicing on your
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