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What does a psychologist do?

Psychological counselling helps achieve positive changes and move towards important goals. Counselling provides an opportunity to address issues such as excessive worry or anxiety, insecurity, despair, dissatisfaction, lack of motivation, communication or relationship problems, unexpected life situations, and to better understand oneself and one’s desires and moods.

Within the framework of psychological counseling, there is a private meeting between the psychologist and the client, where one can discuss tensions and conflicts in a relaxed atmosphere that cause dissatisfaction and strong negative emotions.

If you doubt your abilities, our psychologist, as a neutral person, can assess your situation impartially and help analyze the questions and problems that have arisen. During counseling, the causes leading to complicated situations are addressed. The psychologist also provides tips on how to cope with difficult and suppressed feelings in the future.

Clients from the age of 12 can turn to our psychologist.

Addiction counselling s intended for anyone who wishes to control or overcome their addictions. Addiction affects mental and physical health, and its occurrence always has both a cause and consequence. The goal of addiction counseling is to support and advise the client, as well as to boost motivation and confidence. Through counseling, one can improve overall well-being, identify sources of stress, alleviate tensions and conflicts, find solutions to crises and problems, support the individual’s ability to achieve significant goals, better understand oneself and one’s surroundings, and achieve greater self-assurance.

Addiction counseling is carried out by both psychologists and counselors with specialized experience and training in addiction, as well as peer counselors.

Our psychologist helps find solutions to arising tensions and problems, so you can improve your coping skills and better focus on your daily life, such as finding and keeping a job. In collaboration with the psychologist, you will analyze the causes leading to the problematic situation and find new perspectives and solutions for the future.

When treating clients with alcohol use disorder, our counselors use the 12-step program, which establishes and reinforces new and recovery-supporting habits through consistency. The counselor approaches each client based on their individuality – the goal is not always to focus on achieving total sobriety. Together with the counselor, the focus is on the process of changing thought patterns and lifestyle and attention is paid to individual achievements, such as shorter periods of sobriety. You should definitely turn to a counselor if you wish to overcome addiction, but cannot change your behavior independently, or if you have tried previously but have not reached the desired outcome.

Our addiction counselors have extensive experience and have worked with clients with various addiction disorders. Everything discussed between you and the counselor is confidential and non-judgmental. If needed, the addiction counselor can assess whether the treatment process should be supported with another intervention.

An occupational psychologist is a health and safety specialist with an education in psychology and specialized training in occupational health. Occupational psychologists help restore and improve workers’ abilities and assist in conducting an audit and analysis of the work environment, providing feedback to employers on how to make the work environment healthier. The occupational psychologist is an expert in assessing and balancing psychosocial workloads. If necessary, the occupational psychologist supports the employer by helping them understand the psychosocial burdens and tensions of the work environment.

In the short term, individuals can mobilize themselves better in stressful situations, achieving desired results faster, giving the impression that this is the most efficient working method. Unfortunately, the opposite is true – prolonged stress without adequate recovery creates fertile ground for professional burnout, anxiety disorders, and depression. Burnout, in turn, leads to a long-term decline in company efficiency and productivity.

One aspect of an occupational psychologist’s work also includes individual employee consultations, where clients are referred for consultation with a nurse or occupational physician. One should initially consult an occupational psychologist if there’s a risk of an employee’s work capacity decline or if health checks reveal symptoms of work-related stress, burnout, anxiety disorders, and/or depression.

In addition to the above, an occupational psychologist can assist both employers and employees in resolving crisis situations or mitigating their consequences. Such situations include workplace accidents, where not only the injured individual but also their colleagues might need help. Employees might also need advice and assistance after violence, hazardous situations, or threats. The goal is to prevent workers from becoming disabled or falling ill due to mental health issues.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a purpose-driven, structured, and outcome-oriented collaborative process, aimed at helping the client solve their problems through various psychological techniques. The therapy supports the development of new skills that not only address current issues but also create patterns to solve similar types of problems in the future. While the therapist focuses on the client’s specific problem, they do not offer a single solution but help understand the underlying causes of the problem, providing the client with the tools and knowledge to help themselves.

CBT is particularly suitable for treating depression and anxiety disorders, but it is also used for various addiction disorders, psychotraumas, self-esteem issues, grief, phobias, and other problems.

A significant portion of the therapy is based on the here and now, with the primary goal of helping the client implement desired life changes. The duration of the therapy is limited, and objectives are precisely agreed upon according to the individual needs of the client.

In addition to in-office sessions, the specialist might give you homework assignments, the resolution of which is key to the success of the therapy. These tasks help reinforce acquired knowledge and significantly contribute to the effectiveness of the therapy.

Sports psychologist directs and supports the creation of conditions for individuals, teams, and organizations involved in sports to realize their sports and physical activity-related goals and potential, to prevent mental health problems in the context of sports, and to enhance the quality of life through sports participation. In their work, the sports psychologist applies appropriate science-based psychological principles and interventions and, when necessary, involves specialists from other disciplines.

A sports psychologist does not correct technical skills but creates the prerequisites for the individual involved in sports to manage their psyche, which supports the holistic development of the athlete. For instance, a sports psychologist helps in developing goal-setting skills and also self-management and emotion regulation skills. The specialist always bases their work on the individual characteristics of each client and ensures their confidentiality.