Clinical psychologists from the UK are educated to Doctoral level (at least 7 years training), trained in many different therapeutic models and trained to work with people across the lifespan. This means that we are able to draw on a vast array of research and theory to make sense of your difficulties and then tailor an intervention based on your needs, rather than delivering a ‘one size fits all’ manualised therapy. This is important, you are an individual and deserve to be treated as such. An important component of our profession is science and research and we draw on the evidence base for psychological issues to help us understand what treatments may be of use.
Clinical Psychologists are not Psychiatrists and do not prescribe medication. We consider the psychological understandings of difficulties as opposed to biological explanations.