Psychology is the scientific study of human mind and behaviour: how we think, how we act, react and interact individually and in groups. Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying such behaviour.
Therapists specifically Chartered as Clinical or Counselling Psychologists are highly trained mental health professionals skilled in the application of a variety of effective therapeutic interventions, those afforded the title ‘Doctor of Psychology’ having undertaken six years full time university training. They are Chartered by the British Psychological Society and regulated by the NHS, Health Care Professional Council.
Clinical and Counselling Psychologists work compassionately and effectively with a range of mental health problems concerning life issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorder, trauma/abuse, learning difficulties and relational distress. Psychologists understand diagnosis and the medical context of mental health problems and work with the individual’s unique subjective experience to empower their recovery and alleviate distress.
They may use a variety of tests, interviews, research tools or observation to assess the mental health and functioning of their patients, and, (at your request), liaise with others involved in your care providing assessments/reports when required.
Although referrals are received from Psychiatry, GP’s, Solicitors and agencies, individuals are free to approach Private Practitioners directly without the involvement of any third party.