Clinical Psychologists ( including Counselling Psychologists) aim to reduce distress and improve the psychological wellbeing of the people they work with. They work with individuals of all ages and on a wide range of difficulties including:
- Anxiety / Stress
- Low mood / Depression
- Panic, Anger, Phobias or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Adjustment to physical illness, bereavement, loss and pain
- Eating disorders
- Addictions and addictive behaviours
- Personal and relationship issues including family and couple therapy
- Children’s and Teenagers’ Issues including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and HDD, OCD, depression, anxiety, stress management issues, adoption, school refusal, emerging personality difficulties and self harm
Clinical Psychologists also work with individuals with neurological disorders and learning disabilities.
They may undertake a clinical assessment to investigate an individual’s situation. There are a variety of methods available to help them assess their client including psychometric tests, interviews and direct observation of behaviour. Assessment may lead to advice, counselling or therapy. They use approaches, usually treatments, that have been shown to be effective in clinical research to make positive changes to people’s lives.
Please review our Clinical Psychology FAQs should you have any questions prior to consulting our Chartered Psychologists.