What is a Clinical Psychologist?

A Clinical Psychologist must have a minimum of seven years of combined study, training and research experience in emotional and behavioural problems.

A Clinical Psychologist is not qualified to prescribe medication. Treatment usually involves a comprehensive exploration of the emotional problems and difficulties which have led the person to seek professional help.

It involves a joint approach, in which the therapist and person seeking help both examine the nature of the distress and find ways of understanding and overcoming the problem.

You will always see the same therapist.

Clinical Psychologists aim to help people resolve their difficulties through evidence based talking therapies (www.nice.org.uk).