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Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

Career map for the Psychological Professions

This map is all about career opportunities in the NHS psychological professions. Choose the character that best describes you or the qualification you are working towards. You can see what careers might be open to you. Find out more about any of the careers by clicking on the psychological professions.

Associate and Assistant Roles
Careers in the Allied Health Professions
Psychological Practitioners
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)
Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)
Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)
Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (MHWP)
Psychological Therapists
Counsellor
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My career options

These are your career options without a degree qualification, but good people's skills and relevant life experience. For some of these careers you will need to demonstrate "equivalent" degree level skills.


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Non-Graduate

My career options

These are your career options without a degree qualification, but good people's skills and relevant life experience. For some of these careers you will need to demonstrate "equivalent" degree level skills.

An Overview

Are you interested in delivering guided self-help to adults with anxiety and depression? As a PWP you would be supporting people with a range of different low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) methods over the telephone, on line or in person. These methods include written exercises, computerised packages and mobile phone apps. You would combine psychological practice with the very latest in low intensity CBT innovation, helping people move forward using structured, brief interventions.

An Overview

Are you interested in working with children and young people and their parents/ carers in education settings? As an EMHP you would assess and support children and young people with common mental health difficulties, particularly mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety, depression and behavioural difficulties, offering short-term cognitive-behavioural approaches. You would also support schools in promoting mental health within the school community, and providing information workshops on mental health and wellbeing.

An Overview

Are you interested in working with children and young people and their parents/carers? As a CWP you would assess and support children and young people with common mental health difficulties, particularly mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety, depression and behavioural difficulties. You would offer a range of interventions that are based on cognitive behavioural therapy and guided self-help.

An Overview

Are you interested in providing wellbeing-focused psychologically informed interventions and coordinate care plans for adults with severe mental health problems? Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners (MHWP) are based in the community and have an important role in supporting adults of all ages to help them live fulfilling lives.

An Overview

Are you interested in working with children or adults to come to terms with issues like depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, sexual issues, diversity issues, child abuse and trauma? Counselling offers people a safe and confidential space to talk about their feelings and concerns and as a Counsellor you would help people to understand themselves better and find their own solutions and make positive changes. Counselling can draw on a range of different methods and always prioritises the relationship between counsellor and client.