Psychologists have expertise in all aspects of psychological functioning, including cognitive, emotional, behavioural, spiritual and intellectual dimensions. Psychologists assess, advise and assist people to improve their life adjustment and functioning.
Psychologists apply their expertise to a broad range of issues and clients. Their clients include individuals, families, organisations, and communities.
The settings in which psychologists offer their services are diverse, including schools, health centres and hospitals, community and sports organisations, the workplace, police and defence services, research institutes, as well as private clinics.
Information about several different types of psychologist can be viewed on the New Zealand Psychological Society's website. (NOTE: link leads to an external website.)
People consult a psychologist for many reasons, including, but not limited to:
If you are consulting a Psychologist check
The Register of Psychologists to ensure that registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board is in place (it is illegal for any person to use the title Psychologist if not registered as a Psychologist) (HPCA Act 2003).
That the psychologist holds a current Practising Certificate.
That the psychologist has specialist expertise which matches with your needs.