Who is a psychologist?

The psychologist is engaged in making a diagnosis and psychological treatment. He makes a diagnosis based on a very detailed interview with the patient and carried out psychological tests.

Psychologist is a profession requiring the completion of a Masters’ degree in psychology. The psychologist’s task is both to make a correct diagnosis on the basis of the information gathered during an interview and carried out psychological tests, and providing professional psychological help.

A psychologist is a person who has an extensive knowledge of:
  • behaviour and psychological processes
  • the way human memory functions, learning and remembering
  • thought processes
  • ways of coping with stress
  • social rules

What does a psychologist do?

A psychologist has different competencies than a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and does not deal with the same problems. The competences of the psychologist are:
  • counselling and psychological tests
  • issuing certificates and psychological judgements
  • solving everyday problems such as work problems; low mood; apathy, problems in relationship, personality recognition

Our psychologists in the IN-MED are committed to their work, have high qualifications and appropriate competences.
Indications for a visit to a psychologist are:

  • long term irritability, sadness, anger and not coping with its outbursts
  • lack of satisfaction with family and partner relationships – a psychologist will help to see and understand the needs of the partner, learn to talk and solve problems
  • chronic stress or a feeling of anxiety
  • lack of strength and will to carry out daily duties
  • sleep disorders (nightmares, insomnia)
  • difficult, crisis situations, such as the death of a loved one, serious diseases, divorce, job loss, serious accidents or assault
  • appetite disorders
  • various health problems which are difficult to diagnose
  • helping young people deal with conflict situations – the psychologist
    makes it possible for a young person to look objectively at their
    behaviour and know how to resolve conflicts with their parents

It is worth seeing a psychologist when we have the impression that our life situations start to overwhelm us, and we cannot cope anymore. Support from loved ones is often insufficient and attempts to deal with problems independently do not work.

A psychologist – concerns

A visit to a psychologist can be a source of many fears, which are totally normal. People are afraid of being misunderstood; negative opinion being formed of their behaviour or decisions taken. They fear they will be forced to reflect on themselves and the rightness of their behaviour.

It turns out, in practice, that talking about personal matters to a stranger comes more easily than we thought. Moreover, many people think that seeking a psychologist’s help can be badly received by those around them.

Even though public awareness concerning the importance of mental health is growing, an appointment with a psychologist is still treated very stereotypically. People are ashamed to seek help and fear negative reactions from those around them.

Psychologist – the principle of professional secrecy

Some people also worry that a psychologist can reveal their problems to someone. However, it is worth remembering that the psychologist is bound by professional secrecy and the principles of the code of ethics. They are the guarantee of transparency in the relationship between the patient and the psychologist.