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.
Our Psychological and Psychiatric provision includes neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, rehabilitation psychiatry and specialist educational rehabilitation psychology. If your case has some complex and niche elements, we’ll seek out the professional with the right skills to support your client.
At Psychology Direct we work with Solicitors, Case Managers and Insurance companies on challenging, complex cases. We understand the challenges of the client in the centre of your case and the need to find the Psychologist or Psychiatrist with the right areas of experience and knowledge, without delay.
Our extensive register means we’ll be able to find the right professional for your case, ideally within 24 hours, . You can be reassured your dedicated client manager will be on the case as soon as your enquiry comes in, using their in-depth knowledge of our register to secure you the right professional.
Reports will be available within 1-2 weeks of the assessment and these will have been thoroughly proofread, and quality checked by our expert in-house Client Management Team. We’ll ensure the report addresses everything required and contains the thorough recommendations for therapy and treatments you are looking for.
Our Client Managers are part of highly skilled and trained team. Many are Psychology graduates and all of them receive an in-depth induction when they join us as well as ongoing intensive training.
The Client Team work in specialties, so your dedicated Client Manager will understand the rehabilitation sector, have a deep knowledge of the relevant professionals in our network and have seen and handled many complex and challenging cases. We enjoy consistently excellent feedback from clients who have returned to us again and again to deliver rehabilitation psychologists.
Yes. Our professionals are accustomed to working within MDTs, supporting and communicating with all other medical and therapy professionals as required, in the best interests of your client.
Absolutely. In Rehabilitation Psychology provision, the assessment is just the beginning. The specialist Psychologist or Psychiatrist will be available for as long as you need them, for ongoing and follow up therapies and treatments.
A standard Educational Assessment will normally assess a person’s learning styles and abilities. The Psychologist will usually assess the person using a combination of interview and standardised assessment tools. They will then write a report summarising their findings and also make recommendations on how to support the person in the future.