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Clinical Psychology is concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Clinical Psychologists work with a range of difficulties such as learning disabilities, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Clinical Psychologists hold an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology in addition to either a Doctorate or Masters in Clinical Psychology.

Clinical Psychologists are one of a number of professionals able to offer psychological therapy. For example, Counselling Psychologists, Psychotherapists and accredited Counsellors also provide therapy. Clinical Psychologists can offer other services in addition to therapy, such as psychometric testing (e.g. IQ testing). Many Clinical Psychologists are also involved in research and teaching.

A practicing Clinical Psychologist must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), which regulates health and care professionals in the UK to protect the public. They must also be chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

A clinical psychologist will use a range of therapeutic techniques, one of the most effective being cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

You can check qualifications and professional registration for anyone working with you or your family by visiting the BPS or HCPC websites.

I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). BPS: The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. It is responsible for developing, promoting and applying psychology for the public good. Chartered membership of the BPS indicates the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. HCPC: The Health & Care Professions Council regulate health and care professionals in the UK to protect the public. Only professionals meeting their standards of training, professional skill and behaviour are allowed to be on the register.

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