A psychological therapist is a professional who has trained in supporting individuals with mental health needs through specific types of psychological interventions e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT).
It is well known that a key aspect of psychological therapy is the relationship that you have with the therapist. As such psychological therapists are often good at building and maintaining positive, safe and trusting relationships with service users.
There are several types of mental health professionals who can provide psychological therapy including; community psychiatric nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and psychiatrists.
For more information about the types of therapies that are available see the pages in the ‘Psychological Therapy’ section.