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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Working in Private Practice can be a challenging and lonely place sometimes.

Our dedicated team are here to offer support & guidance when you need it.

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How to write a good CV for Independent Psychologists

At a time when regular work flow is crucial, it is becoming more and more important to communicate your skill set effectively in order to give yourself the best possible chance of securing regular referrals from agencies, solicitors, case management companies, insurers and corporations.

We often get asked; ‘What do clients want to see in my CV?’ or ‘What makes a good CV’? The truth is there is no correct, single answer.

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Psychology medico legal report template

Whilst we do not recommend using a standard template for the preparation of a psychology medico legal report, we can make some recommendations as to what they should contain. This information is based on the fact that we provide in excess of 500 psychology medico legal reports to a wide range of clients per annum. The points below highlight some of the main points that should be covered in a medico legal report and also some tips on formatting.

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Expert Witness Fees - The facts

There are many issues surrounding the agreement, billing and payment of Expert Witness fees that have important ramifications for both the solicitor or other instructing party and the Expert Witness. In the current climate of austerity the problems of agreeing fees and then getting paid promptly have never been more acute.

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Declarations for Expert Witness reports

The Ministry of Justice have set out standard declarations that should be used by professionals acting as Expert Witnesses in the Criminal, Family and Civil Courts in England and Wales.

Anyone acting as an Expert Witness is expected to understand their obligations and confirm their compliance with them as part of their Expert Witness report.

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What is a Rehabilitation Case Manager?

We undertake a large number of assessments and therapeutic interventions for clients who require Psychological support following a trauma such as a Road Traffic Accident (RTA). Many of these referrals come from one of the many Case Management companies with whom we work on a regular basis.

We have often been asked by our Associate Psychologists to explain what a case manager is and what their role is, so below is a guide that we hope you will find helpful.

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The Data Protection Act 1988 & Registering with the ICO

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every data controller (e.g. organisation, sole trader etc.) who is processing personal information to register with the Information Commission Office, unless they are exempt.

It applies to all businesses or individuals who hold personal data, regardless of size. Unless you are an individual who only holds domestic information, such as an address book, you are required to comply with the Act.

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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/

Yes. All our Psychologists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and/or the British Psychological Society, have been through enhanced DBS checks, undertake CPD and have professional and indemnity insurance.

In addition to this we undertake a thorough vetting process prior to accepting applications from Psychologists to join us, so that you don’t have to.

Click Here for more information about our vetting process.

All of our Psychologists are highly qualified and experience, with quality at the hear of everything that they do.

Our Client Managers are responsible for ensuring reports are delivered within the timescales needed, but all reports are 100% proofread and quality checked to ensure all questions are answered, that the report fulfils the purpose needed and that any recommendations are comprehensive and clear.

Click Here for more information about our Quality Assurance processes.

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.

The cost of a report can vary according to whether the case is public or privately funded, psychiatry or psychology, how many individuals are being assessed and other factors.

Our Client Managers will take a full brief at the outset, be mindful of your budget and provide you with a tailored quote upfront, so you will have peace of mind there will be no hidden costs.

Our fees are competitive and we offer fixed prices for Schools, Case Managers and insurers as well as working within Legal Aid rates for Expert Witness cases.