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What Is A Clinical Psychologist?

Clinical Psychologists are trained by the NHS to work with people of all ages and from all backgrounds. We are trained to use a variety of therapeutic approaches which are evidence-based and are recommended by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) to work with a wide range of different problems and mental health difficulties. Psychologists aim to help people make sense of feelings or experiences and to work with them to provide the most helpful package of support. Clinical Psychologists offer support to people in lots of different settings and through lots of different funding streams (hospitals, Community mental health teams, clinics, health centres, charities, privately, through health insurance and government initiatives like the Adoption Support Fund). Clinical Psychologists are not medically trained and so are different from Psychiatrists who can offer advice and provide prescriptions for medical treatments for mental health problems.