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.
This is often an area of confusion. Understanding the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist can be crucial to securing the right professional for your case.
Psychologists are trained in human and emotional development. They use their extensive knowledge of human emotions, behaviour and mental health to assess the problems being experienced by their clients. Based on their expert assessment; conclusions, recommendations and treatment plans will be presented in a report as required. Psychologists use a range of assessment techniques including psychometric testing as well as varied therapeutic models in order to understand and improve the mental health and psychological well-being of clients.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors and as such are qualified to prescribe medication (such as anti-depressants) or in more extreme cases recommend hospitalisation, to help assess and manage the symptoms being experienced by the person concerned.
In some cases, it may not be immediately clear whether a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist is required. A complex case may even require both. Our extensive register of professionals includes both Psychologists and Psychiatrists, and our knowledgeable client team are on hand to give you the advice you need and supply the right type of professional. If you have any questions at all, just give us a call.
Yes. We are fully aware and understanding of our clients’ budgets, so all our Psychologists work to Legal Aid rates.
We can also supply CVs and quotes for 3 Experts with the full breakdown of hours, as required by the Legal Aid Agency.
First of all, contact us! You can call us on 01306 879 975. You can request a call back. You can email us or use our contact form. Once we have your initial contact request, we’ll respond within an hour. One of our Client Managers will take a brief of your requirements, and get to work straight away, using their knowledge of our network of Psychologists and Psychiatrists to get you 3 CVs and quotes within 24 hours. Once an Expert Witness is instructed, bookings for assessments and all other administration required for the case will be managed by us and we will ensure that the report is delivered within your required timescales.
We vett all of our psychologists prior to registration and only accept applications from psychologists who are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and/or the British Psychological Society. We also ask that they provide an anonymous copy of a previous report for us to check, before we give them their first instruction. In addition to this all reports are quality checked by our Client Management team prior to being released to you.
Finally, we constantly monitor the performance of our psychologists in terms of their ability to adhere to agreed fees & deadlines as we appreciate that these are also very important.
Our register of Psychologists contains professionals in a wide variety of specialist areas. Contact us for help with finding Expert Witnesses in Family Law, Criminal Law, PI/Civil Law, Immigration Law, Prison Law and Employment Law.
At Psychology Direct we have a reputation for being able to deliver against even the most demanding deadlines. We understand that sometimes legal professionals need rapid access to high quality Expert Witness reports.
We have an excellent track record in going the extra mile to produce reports within days or weeks when required and exceeding our clients’ expectations on speed and efficiency.
If you need urgent help, just give us a call and we will show you what we can do!
We are located in Epsom, Surrey, but this is purely our base of operations. Our 1000 plus-strong extensive network of Psychologists and Psychiatrists is nation-wide; therefore we are able to supply professionals and Expert Witnesses to all geographical locations within the UK.
We have a register of 1000 plus professional Psychologists and Psychiatrists who have been through our robust vetting process. We have a dedicated team of Client Managers in place to take a full briefing on the case, handle all queries, administration, assessment bookings and take responsibility for ensuring reports are supplied to an excellent standard, on time. Our service to you is to work on your behalf, save you time, and give you the peace of mind that the whole process will go smoothly.
If necessary, our Client Managers can ask the Psychologist to contact you directly but we would ask that all pertinent information is shared with us so that we can coordinate the case effectively.