A psychiatrist is a physician (a medical doctor-either an MD or a DO) who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders.
Psychiatrists are trained in the medical, psychological, and social components of mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders and utilise a broad range of treatment modalities, including diagnostic tests, prescribing medications, psychotherapy, and helping patients and their families cope with stress and crises. Psychiatrists increasingly work in integrated settings and often lead or participate on treatment teams and provide consultation to primary care physicians and other medical specialties.
Many people are confused about the difference between psychiatry and psychology
A psychiatrist has completed medical school and holds an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) degree or a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree. In Residency, he or she received specialised training in the field of psychiatry. As physicians, psychiatrists have achieved a rigorous medical education and abide by the medical traditions of professional ethics and medical responsibility for providing comprehensive care.
A psychologist may have completed a master’s degree, or if fully licensed, holds a doctoral degree from a university or a professional school, a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) or a Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology), or an Ed.D. (Doctor of Education). Generally, if he or she is in clinical practice, the degree will be in Clinical Psychology. Psychologists treat mental and emotional disorders with psychotherapy. Clinical Psychologists also specialise in psychological testing and evaluation.
Counsellors help people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences. This allows clients to reflect on what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things.
Counsellors work in a confidential setting and listen attentively to their clients. They offer them the time, empathy and respect they need to express their feelings and perhaps understand themselves from a different perspective.
The aim is reduce a clients confusion and enable them to cope with challenges, or to make positive changes in their life where necessary.
Counsellors do not give advice, but help clients to make their own choices within the framework of an agreed counselling contract.
There is no clear distinction between the terms counselling and psychotherapy, and both can encompass a range of talking therapies.
In our clinic we offer access to three types of specialists:
Our range of services varies from individual therapy treating phobias, anxiety , PTSD, CBT but also recogonsing mental illnesses like shisophrenia or other mental aberrations.
Our specialists provide services for couples and we run a post-miscarriage depression group for females who has lost their pregnancy.