Difference Between Clinical and Registered Psychologists

Feb 10, 2022

Difference Between Clinical and Registered Psychologists

At Inner Psych, we often get this question before booking our clients' online counselling sessions “What is the difference between registered psychologists and clinical psychologists?'' Since we have both of them we thought it would be easier for you to make a decision for your psychology services

Before this blog jumps into the differences between the two, let's see what a psychologist is and what they do. A psychologist can be understood as a mental health professional who is trained in studying how human behaviour, thinks and feels. They do this by reading one’s body language, carefully analysing the choice of words, observing how the individual relates to other people and different situations and finally interesting all of these actions to provide them with a diagnosis. You will see psychologists in all kinds of fields like sports, marketing and communication, justice and correction, commercials fields, and so on. 

Whichever psychologist service you decide to go ahead with, it is important to note that both would provide you with the same quality when it comes to the care for their patients and the ethical behaviour conducted during the counselling session. All the psychologists in Australia are registered with the Australian board of psychology whether they’re called Registered psychologists or Clinical psychologists. Both types of psychologists are highly experienced in their line and will provide you with great service and therapy. Going to therapy is a huge decision for many and we understand that which is why we treat each one of our clients with utmost care and consideration providing them with the best counsel no matter which psychologist they decide to move ahead with. 

Let’s get into the difference between the types of psychologists now “Registered” and “Clinical”. 

Registered Psychologists Clinical Psychologists

 They have at least 6 years of experience. 

They have a further 2 years of training in the area of clinical psychology getting them to a minimum of 8 years of experience. 

Their studies teach them to diagnose a more varied number of concerns. 

Their studies are more focused on “Clinical” psychology. Apart from their practice, they are also involved in research. 


Inner Psych is a telehealth clinic with a team of psychologists highly experienced in their fields and ready to help you out with the problems you might be facing. We understand that starting therapy might feel challenging and overwhelming, but that’s what we are here for, feel free to contact us and book your appointment and leave the rest to the professionals. 

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