Psychology Chartered

Welcome to Psychology Chartered

We believe that psychology can change how we live and improve who we are.

 Whether young or old, healthy or sick, an individual, family or organisation, psychology has influenced our lives in significant and positive ways.

 This isn’t just our view. The evidence base for psychological interventions and treatments speaks for itself and underpins its ever growing contribution to health and social care, education, law, business and elite sport.

Psychology Chartered has been applying this knowledge and experience to real life problems since 2003.  However, as the evidence base grows and psychological skills evolve, our dynamic service is evolving to meet the increasingly challenging demands of living today and the changing world we live in.

We believe that achieving a sustainable and dynamic business is entirely compatible with maintaining our strong values regarding working collaboratively, sharing ideas and offering our professional expertise via consultation, training and supervision.

We know that we can only progress and develop by listening to clients, referrers and each other. In fact, being entirely open to feedback and advice makes our service more responsive and relevant. We look forward to working with you, accepting the challenges presented in the course of this work with respect and compassion but also an unwavering belief and confidence that psychology is a compelling force for positive change and innovation.

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How the human brain works

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Meet the Team

Richard Maddicks

Richard Maddicks

Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director

Richard’s decision to pursue neuropsychology followed his experience during doctoral training at Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre in 1995.  He went on to complete his post-doctoral More...
Paul Walshe

Paul Walshe

Assistant Psychologist

Paul joined Psychology chartered in August 2014 following the completion of his psychology degree. Before and during his studies Paul has worked with supporting people More...
Charlotte McWilliam

Charlotte McWilliam

Assistant Psychologist

Charlotte graduated with a degree in psychology and sociology in 2012. During a placement year in forensic services Charlotte developed a desire to pursue clinical More...
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Case Studies

Sam’s Tourette’s syndrome & psychological treatment
Sam, aged 29, lives in Portsmouth and was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome in early childhood (https://www.tourettes-action.org.uk). The separation of his parents during adolescence caused significant emotional difficulties for Sam and whilst remaining dependent on his family, he experiences communication with his parents extremely stressful. In the past, Sam has refused More...

Case Studies

Assessing Mental Capacity
Last year, John (aged 24) from Hampshire had a traumatic brain injury which affected his memory, executive functioning. John was increasingly impulsive and would buy multiple items of something he has seen advertised online even if he didn’t really want them, this has continued excessively and has left John with More...
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Music: What Feeling Sounds Like

By Chloe Nunan We all know a song that makes us think of a certain time, with certain people; but the best feeling is hearing a new song that makes us instantly feel happy. From the very beginning our brains are wired to understand and process music and although not considered ‘vital’ for survival, many would claim they can’t live More...

The Great Dieting Paradox: Cravings and Naughtiness

By Chloe Nunan The diet industry is one of the most thriving industries in the UK, and we spend so much money on dieting, clean eating and healthy living. Over half of British adults attempt to lose weight by controlling calorie intake; however a weight loss journey isn’t as simple as saying no to biscuits and chocolate and picking up More...
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