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WHAT IS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY?

Many of us will experience emotional or psychological difficulties during our lives. With so many types of support out there, it can be confusing and overwhelming trying to find the one that fits best for you and your family. I hope that by explaining a little about what I offer as a Clinical Psychologist it will make the choice easier.

Clinical Psychologists are trained to work with people of all ages with a range of mental health difficulties. They are trained in diverse talking therapies and will choose the most appropriate one based on individual needs. They use methods based on scientific research and in line with current evidence.


The aim of psychological work is to understand previous life experiences and their impact on mental health, as well as explore ways to recover from emotional difficulties and manage future life challenges.


Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a highly specialised three-year doctorate and engage in ongoing learning and development through regular clinical supervision in order to maintain high standards of work. They are also highly regulated by the HCPC to ensure effective and safe working practice. They work in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Information Processing legislation, keeping notes and personal information safe and secure.