Clinical Psychologists differ from many other types of therapist as they have a broad training, which is at a doctoral level. They are trained in various therapeutic approaches which they deliver throughout their training with close expert supervision. Their training requires them to work with a wide range of clients including children and young people, working age adults, older adults, clients with learning disabilities and an area of their special interest. They are also trained in neuropsychology and have a good understanding of research methodology, often having published their own research. Clinical Psychologists often work in senior roles both within the NHS and the Private sector, as is the case for all of the psychologists within our team.
The depth of this training means that Clinical Psychologists strengths lie in their ability to assess, and work with, complex issues. Clinical Psychologists can draw on the breadth of their training to deliver comprehensive Psychological Assessments and Consultations. Psychotherapists often specialise in one or two approaches, whereas Clinical Psychologists can draw upon multiple approaches in order to tailor therapy to your individual needs. Many Clinical Psychologists have also gone on to do further psychotherapy training in their specialist area, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) or Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).
If you would like to book in with one of our Clinical Psychologists Contact us for a free initial telephone consultation. For comprehensive psychological assessments we recommend booking two 50 minute appointments.