Clinical Psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and improve quality of life. We are trained to use research and evidence and to draw upon a vast range of knowledge and skills to help children, adults and families with various difficulties they might be navigating including mental health needs. Unlike counsellors or other psychotherapists, Clinical Psychologists are also trained in a range of evidenced based therapeutic models such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, systemic therapy, compassion focused therapy and acceptance commitment therapy. Alongside this we use our assessment, formulation and intervention skills to work collaboratively with people and to tailor support to meet their needs.
Clinical Psychology is a protected title, meaning that you have to have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology to use it and be registered with the Health Care Professions Council, so you can be confident that a Clinical Psychologist is accredited, highly skilled and monitored by a professional body.