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Difference between a psychologist and a psychotherapist

Mental Health professionals come with many titles which can be confusing. Especially if many offer converging treatments. So what do the different titles mean?

A Psychologist can be specialised in many things outside of therapy. They could be a sports psychologist who helps athletes increase their performance or mainly focuses on researching how to achieve this. A clinical psychologist in London can be focused on doing research in the field of mental health whilst also providing talking therapy to clients.

A psychotherapist will be mainly focused on providing psychotherapy. A psychotherapist is therefore specialised in one thing whilst a Psychologist who works in therapy may also be involved in research. Both can be good or bad therapists and if you are searching for a therapist in London, the focus should be on the quality of their training which will give some indication as to their competence.