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Can my therapist prescribe medication for me?

Psychiatrist vs Therapist

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Written by Iain
Updated over a week ago

No. Here in the UK a counsellor, psychotherapist, or psychologist is not able to prescribe medication. This is solely the domain of psychiatrists, who train as medical doctors before specialising in mental health disorders.

If, however, your therapist feels you could benefit from medication, we can then refer you to a psychiatrist, or the therapist may be able to refer you to a psychiatrist as well.

For more information, read our article, Psychiatrist vs Therapist – What is the Difference?

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