Clinical Psychology and Therapy
Clinical Psychologists have extensive doctoral level training in providing therapy. They are trained in a variety of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and can discuss a range of different psychological treatments with you. They have experience of working with a wide range of people across the lifespan, including children, adolescents, adults and older adults and work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Crucially, their understanding of a person’s difficulties will draw on a range of theoretical understandings that can be combined together to provide a coherent account which we call a formulation. For example, an understanding of difficulties would want to take into account, biology and genetics, upbringing, negative life events, past and current key relationships and how you think about yourself, other people around you and the world in general.