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Clinical Psychology

way-to-recoveryClinical psychology aims to reduce psychological distress and enhance psychological well-being. Clinical Psychologists deal with a wide range of difficulties including:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood & depression
  • Stress
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Anger difficulties
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Low self-esteem (including difficulties with assertiveness)

Clinical Psychologists are able to draw on a variety of different therapeutic models depending on what suits the person and the difficulties they are experiencing. Interventions are based on a thorough assessment and formulation (collaborative understanding of why a person’s difficulties have developed and what’s keeping them going). All interventions are person-centred, meaning the client does not need to fit into a diagnostic ‘box’ to receive therapy.


All Clinical Psychologists’ have completed an undergraduate degree in psychology as well as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Most Clinical Psychologists have also gained comprehensive experience in the field and additional qualifications prior to completing their doctorate.

How is a Clinical Psychologist different to a psychotherapist/counsellor?

bigstock-angry-man-yellingPsychotherapy is an umbrella term for any professional who provides therapy for clients. A psychotherapist/counsellor could be from a range of backgrounds with various levels of qualification.

There are currently no laws regarding who can call them self a psychotherapist/counsellor, however registrations with a professional body (e.g. BABCP, UKCP) means a counsellor/psychotherapist has satisfied certain rules on training and practice.

‘Clinical Psychologist’ is a protected title meaning that it can only be used if you have met the necessary requirements of a 3 year Doctorate in Clinical Psychology approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

For more information about our Clinical Psychologist, Dr Nicola Brandaro, please Click Here.

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