What to expect:
We offer a thorough assessment (usually lasting 90 minutes) to assess the nature, degree and severity of the problem, and suitability for psychological therapy. An individualised treatment plan is then developed, in collaboration with the client, based on a shared understanding of the difficulties. Sometimes an extended assessment over several sessions may be required depending on the individual situation. A number of sessions will then be offered (typically lasting 50 minutes to 1 hour), drawing on evidence based psychological models, protocols, and techniques. There will be regular reviews, evaluation of progress, and feedback, to ensure that the treatment plan is meeting the needs of the client. The ending of therapy is negotiated carefully between the client and therapist.
Who is the service for?
We offer a service to adults aged 18 and over, including young adults, working-age adults, and older adults.
We work with adults presenting with a wide range of clinical difficulties. This may include problems relating to anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, bereavement, anger, physical illness, and relationship difficulties.
We also offer a therapeutic space for people who simply want to reflect and talk about their experiences, and who prefer a more exploratory approach.
We also offer a partner service for children and young people aged 25 and under and their parents. If you would like to be seen within this service (Bath CYP Psychology Service) please follow this link:
Why consult a Clinical Psychologist?
Clinical Psychologists have an undergraduate degree in psychology and at least a year in clinical practice before undergoing a further three year post-graduate degree course to gain a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. They are trained to work with people of all ages. They are also trained to deliver evidence-based psychological models and interventions to treat a broad range of psychological and mental health problems. Clinical psychologists are not medically trained and do not prescribe medication: this is the role of psychiatrists and general practitioners.