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Professional Bodies for Educational Psychologists

For an Educational Psychologist to work with Psychology Direct, they must be registered with the regulator for their profession, which is the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). Educational Psychologists may additionally be registered with the BPS (British Psychological Society) and/or the AEP (Association of Educational Psychologists).

At Psychology Direct we have at our heart a commitment to quality and to providing an efficient service to our clients. Ensuring all our EPs are registered with a professional organisation not only ensures they have access to the CPD and resources these organisations have to offer, but saves our clients time vetting EPs, gives peace of mind that all checks have been done, and that the EPs we supply are professionals dedicated to their discipline and Best Practice.

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Who are the Professional Bodies for Educational Psychologists?

Who are the Professional Bodies for Educational Psychologists? For a professional to use the title “Educational Psychologist” in the UK they must be registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).  This is because Educational Psychologist is a legally protected title .  For more information about this see our…

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What is the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)?

What is the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)? The HCPC is the regulatory body of health, psychological and social work professionals. Responsible for protecting the public, they maintain a register of health and care professionals who meet set standards in training, professional skills, behaviour and health. As regulators, the…

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What does the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) do?

What does the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) do? The HCPC fully vet and check every applicant who applies to be on their register. This includes robust identity checks and checks on Educational Psychology qualifications, whether these were gained here or abroad. The Council also has stringent checking procedures…

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Why is it important my Educational Psychologist is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)?

The title “Educational Psychologist” (EP) is legally protected and hence only professionals who are registered with the HCPC are entitled to use it. The HCPC regulates a number of legally protected titles that apply to Psychologists in the UK, under the collective title of “Practitioner Psychologists”.  Other legally protected titles…

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What is the British Psychological Society (BPS)?

What is the British Psychological Society (BPS)? The British Psychology Society (BPS) is an organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in Psychology – a purpose and value we at Psychology Direct fully support and share. A registered charity, the BPS represents UK Psychologists, and states it’s aim as being ‘responsible for…

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What does the British Psychological Society (BPS) do?

What does the British Psychological Society (BPS) do? The British Psychological Society was the professional regulator for Psychologists in the UK until July 2009, when this responsibility was taken over by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  The BPS still retains responsibility for regulating the title Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) which…

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    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.