Clinical psychology

A clinical psychologist undertakes assessment and treatment using a variety of methods including psychometric assessment, clinical interviews and direct observation of behaviour to determine the best way to work with patients to reduce psychological distress and enhance well being.

How does clinical psychology help?

A clinical psychologist works in many different areas of therapy. Depending on individual need psychodynamic therapy, CBT or IPT may be used. Applying one or more ways of working with an individual, a clinical psychologist addresses negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

The aim for a patient working with a clinical psychologist is to clarify underlying causes of a particular issue and to develop skills for responding to difficult and problematic behaviours. This process is likely to facilitate insight and growth if the patient is motivated to change.

Clinical psychology at Nightingale Hospital London

At Nightingale Hospital clinical psychology can be accessed here in London in an individual or group setting as part of an outpatient, day patient or inpatient programme.

We have a number of clinical psychologists with a breadth of experience to match your individual situation. We establish successful patient/therapist partnerships and achieve the most effective therapeutic relationship due to this extensive expertise. We will take the time to understand your problem and individual needs.

Is clinical psychology right for you?

The therapeutic interventions delivered by a Clinical Psychologist are NICE approved for the treatment of the mental health conditions listed below. The expected outcomes are reduction or elimination of symptoms causing mental distress, a greater understanding of the problems you face and strengthened coping skills. Triggers and strategies to minimise triggers are identified to help prevent relapse or resolve any future episodes more effectively. Commitment, motivation and individual responsibility is the key to success.

Accessing clinical psychology

Clinical psychology has supported many individuals suffering from the mental health conditions below or if you need advice on the type of therapeutic intervention right for you, contact us.


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