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.

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Our services are available to schools & Local Authorities only, we are unable to accept private referrals from families directly.

Helping you make sure the world is their oyster

For students enrolled in Higher Education, this is a crucial chapter. Their University experience and achievements will directly influence the direction of their career as they embark on adult life.

But for some students, physical or mental disabilities may hamper their access to Higher Education, their opportunity to maximise the benefits of education, and their ability to perform their best in terms of attendance, coursework and examinations.

These students have access to a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), allocated by Student Finance England, with eligibility determined by a specialist physical and/or Psychological Assessment and report.

At Psychology Direct we have an extensive network of Psychologists including specialists in Mental Health assessments, Educational assessments for learning difficulties such as dyslexia as well as autistic spectrum disorders.

We can provide qualified Psychologists in the specialism needed to assess students’ eligibility for DSA.

But we can do even more.

Our detailed report will contain recommendations on resources and educational support, and valuable advice for the University, teaching and examination staff in how to ensure the student has the best possible chance to perform well and succeed.

Neither you nor the students will want any delay in securing the DSA if eligible or any additional support, so we’ll turn assessments and reports around quickly.

Should students require further ongoing support or assessment from a Psychologist or EP, we can be on hand to provide that too.

We have a professional, empathetic, helpful Client Management team who will offer your students all the support they need, alongside handling all administration.

Let us help you ensure students facing difficulties get the support they deserve. Contact us for DSA assessments now.

Contact us

Our assessment services include;
  • Mental health assessment
  • Psychological assessment of social, emotional issues
  • Educational Psychology consultations, training and ongoing support
  • Specialist assessment of learning difficulties such as dyslexia
  • Specialist assessment of autism spectrum disorders

Why Psychology Direct?

  • Wide network of qualified Psychologists available with experience in all specialisms across Psychology and Educational Psychology
  • All EPs are HCPC registered, have the enhanced DBS certificate and are on the DBS update service
  • Competitive rates
  • High-quality reports and recommendations produced quickly
  • Further ongoing expert Psychological support available as required
  • Client team dedicated to an empathetic, friendly, efficient and professional service
  • All administration handled by us

Get in touch

Contact us using one of the tabs on the form below, or call us on 01306 879 975 to find out how we can help. Alternatively, click here to request a call back.

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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.