With these extremely difficult, unprecedented times which are set to be with us for some time, we at Psychology Direct have ways to use safe and secure platforms to enable assessments of all types to take place remotely. If you would like to talk to any of our team about how we can support, please call us on 01306 879975. From all at Psychology Direct please stay safe and well.

Case study

Full EP service for Local Authority

Helping a Local Authority deliver a professional, efficient and high quality Educational Psychology service to schools, parents and children.


A Council in Yorkshire was facing challenges in delivering the EP service to their schools that was needed. Like many councils, the shortage of EPs, demand for assessments and timescales presented by the EHPC process led to them seeking support from an expert provider. Serving a large area, the Council needed to meet the needs of 115 schools, all requiring statutory assessments for pupils with SENs.


Given the volume involved, the first priorities were to establish the level of resources needed, then identify and secure Educational Psychologists from our extensive network based in the location with the capacity and right experience to carry out the assessments. This was done quickly and efficiently, with appropriate EPs lined up within days, ready to start carrying out assessments.

A booking and fulfilment service was also devised by our Head of Education to ensure efficiency and clarity for all parties, as well as a structured communications strategy including regular client reviews.


With systems quickly set up ready to go, we were able to start handling high volumes of assessments – around 15 per month – with all the accompanying bookings, paperwork and quality checking carried out by us for the Council’s peace of mind.

Due to our well-resourced team we also delivered on additional ad-hoc requirements such as an out of contact assessment for one of their pupils.


The awarding of a 15 month contract with Calderdale Council said it all. They have remained absolutely delighted from the outset of the relationship, which is also reflected in the consistently positive feedback given in review meetings.

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Our process

It's simple, we understand your need and...

We match associates to your needs

You instruct & we manage the Admin

Report QC checked & submitted on time

Why Psychology Direct?

  • Experienced
    We have a long and excellent track record in delivering an outstanding service to our clients
  • Well networked
    An impressive register of over 1000 qualified Psychologists available for work at short notice anywhere around the country
  • Knowledgeable
    We know our professionals and we understand what clients need
  • Personable
    You’ll have a dedicated, accessible Client Manager allocated for the duration of your case
  • Efficient
    Accurate reports supplied on time, efficient administration and fast response times
  • Proactive
    We’ll provide all the support you need to make your job easier
  • Cost effective
    Fees normally the same or lower than approaching a Psychologist directly
  • Ethical
    Respect and understanding in our dealings with clients and Associates


Unfortunately not, we only work business to business, through solicitors, local authorities, CPS, case management companies and schools. If you are a private individual looking for a psychologist please speak with your solicitor, school, GP or insurer.

If you wish to locate a Psychologist yourself then visit the British Psychological Society’s website at https://www.bps.org.uk/

Absolutely not! Our service is based on providing excellent value – and added value.

Not only will we secure you an appropriately qualified and experienced Psychologist for your case without all the time and hassle of searching for one yourself, but we’ll handle all administration, bookings and ensure you get the report on time plus you’ll have a dedicated client manager at your beck and call too.

So you get competitive prices and all our extra support at no extra cost, meaning you save yourself time and money.

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist self-referred, private individuals but if you visit the following websites you can find directories of independent psychologists across the UK:

Yes, absolutely. All our Educational Psychologists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, have been through enhanced DBS checks, have experience in schools and LAs, undertake CPD and have professional indemnity insurance.

At Psychology Direct we have the largest UK-wide network of qualified Psychologists, so we are well placed to quickly secure and provide an EP, despite the challenges presented by the national shortage.

As soon as our Client Management team receive your enquiry, we’ll get on the case and supply CVs and quotes to you within 24 hours. Depending upon EP availability, normally we can arrange an appointment within two to three weeks, but often sooner.