Clinical psychologists address a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other disorders that can devastate an individual’s personal, family, social, and work life. Therapy is a collaborative process between client and clinical psychologist.
Clinical Psychologists have, as a minimum, completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology, gained experience within the field of mental health, and completed a 3 year doctoral training programme. Clinical Psychologists are trained in a variety of psychological models, trained to assess and support a range of mental health difficulties, across a range of client groups and therapies. Clinical Psychologists draw on therapeutic approaches with clear theoretical underpinnings and a research evidence base. They are trained to make use of current research findings and NICE guidance (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) to inform individualised treatment plans.
Clinical Psychologists are able to draw on:
- Comprehensive assessment skills and tools for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties
- An excellent understanding of developmental, psychological, systemic and attachment theories of human behaviour and well-being
- A range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to suit individual presentations and treatment goals
Psychological assessment and therapy can help you make sense of experiences, identify factors which might be contributing to difficulties, support increased awareness, and develop new skills for coping. The aim of therapy is to give you the skills to manage your own emotional well-being now and in the future.