You might be ‘referred’ by a health care professional (e.g. GP, nurse, therapist or medical consultant), after experiencing psychological/emotional difficulties. Following referral, a first appointment is usually offered to undertake an initial assessment to determine if further more detailed assessment, specific advice, support, treatment or follow-up is appropriate.
You can ‘self refer’ by contacting us and requesting an appointment although it is often very helpful to be referred by a professional who is also familiar with your medical history and current situation.
With knowledge and skills across a range of clinical problems, clinical psychologists treat people with complex or severe psychological conditions. Following detailed assessment they can provide advice, referral on to other agencies and/or a treatment plan specific to the individual.
Treatment could include cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, compassion based and family approaches.