Full clinic details, including addresses, venue telephone numbers and downloadable maps can be found in the clinics section of our website
- Please bring two forms of Identification (ID) to your appointment. One of these should be photographic ID such as a Passport or Driving Licence. Another can be something like a Utility Bill or letter with your address on. If you do not have any photographic ID don’t worry, we can still see you but would have to take a photograph of you at the start of the appointment and this would be used on your report.
- Questionnaire – you will be sent a questionnaire with your appointment letter. Please complete these BEFORE your assessment appointment and bring this with you on the day.
If you have lost your questionnaire you can download another one here:
Each individual case is different but allow for at least 45 minutes to one hour for your appointment.
Of course. We realise that some people feel more comfortable bringing someone with them to appointments (e.g. partner, husband, wife, relative or friend). Sometimes the other person waits outside the interview room or sometimes they sit in on the psychological assessment. Either is fine. Just let the psychologist know who the person is and what you would like to do.
You will be asked a little bit about your background, whether you have had any previous similar incidents, or any past traumatic experiences (you do not have to talk in any detail about these or not at all if you do not want to) it’s up to you.
You will also be asked if you have had any previous psychological difficulties (again you will not be expected to discuss these in detail or not at all if you do not want to).
You will also be asked about the incident you were involved in that has led to your assessment (e.g. road traffic collision, fall, medical negligence episode) and if this has led to any psychological difficulties.
You may be asked to complete one or two short questionnaires, but usually you are sent these with your appointment letter, to bring to the assessment appointment.
At the end of the appointment you and the Clinical Psychologist will agree together if you need any further help or if you need to be referred on to any other specialist (e.g. Orthopaedic Specialist).
The assessment is relatively straight forward but if you have any questions before or during the appointment just ask.
Please telephone or text Sarah on 07543 993519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
as soon as possible to let us know please.
Please see the attached handout below for more information on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), information available on the internet and some references for self-help books that can be useful.