If you find yourself in any of the following positions, this service can help:
"I want to be a Clinical Psychologist. I know it’s competitive. How can I best succeed?"
"I know I want to help people… I think I would like to be a counsellor or psychotherapist… Friends and family come to me with their problems and tell me I would be suited to it… What are my options? What’s the best route?"
"What’s the difference between a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a counsellor, a psychotherapist! I am confused what career path to choose!"
"I’d like to become a CBT therapist. What do I need to get on to training?"
"I have an application form/interview for clinical psychology training! Can you help?!"
How might the service help?
From those curious about a career in psychology, psychotherapy or counselling to those who have a firm idea of their desired career path but are unsure how to make it, there are a range of bespoke services on offer:
• Mentoring – one-to-one sessions that may include support, feedback, provision of tools and experiential activities to help you to identify your strengths, areas to develop and action plans
• Application form feedback – helping to identify improvements in clinical psychology application forms as well as other related training and job applications- helping you to stand out from the rest
• Interview preparation and mock interviews – mock interview questions can be created that relate to your application/training to aid your preparation; guided questioning to help you communicate your strengths and relevant experience; full mock interviews with post-interview discussion and feedback
• Workshops – if there is a small group of you interested in the same career path then workshops can be arranged
Context to the service
From personal experience navigating the challenging and uncertain path to becoming a Clinical Psychologist combined with professional knowledge and experiences in the selection of Clinical Psychology and BACP accredited Counselling trainees, Libby brings knowledge, advice and offers reflective space to support prospective psychologists, counsellors and therapists towards reaching their personal and career goals. She also designs and leads training in personal and professional development that she delivers to trainees and has acted as a mentor since her undergraduate training years.
It is a passion of Libby’s to impart what she has learnt on her own journey to date in the quest to help others, having learnt from the guidance, wisdom and actions of teachers and supervisors that have shaped her own development and career trajectory.
“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis
If you think you might be interested in any of the above please get in touch to find out more or to arrange an initial session.