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What is psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the 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.


Registered 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.


Registered Psychologists are highly trained mental health professionals, skilled in the application of a variety of effective therapeutic interventions. They’re chartered by the British Psychological Society and regulated by the NHS Health and Care Professions Council.

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Psychologists understand medical diagnosis and the context of mental health problems. They work with the individual’s unique subjective experience to empower their recovery and alleviate distress.


Your psychologist may use a variety of tests, interviews, research tools or observation to assess your mental health and functioning. They may, at your request, liaise with others involved in your care, providing assessments and reports when required.


Although referrals are received from psychiatry, GP’s, solicitors and agencies, you’re free to approach private practitioners directly, without the involvement of any third party.

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