WHAT IS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY?
Our experienced clinical psychologists can help support you with complex problems you may be experiencing with your relationship with food, body image and eating.
Clinical psychologists have undergone extensive training and have obtained a doctoral level qualification, usually preceded by several years of employment in the NHS.
Clinical psychologists have studied and practiced using a wide range of psychological models and approaches (e.g. CBT, family and systemic work, psychodynamic psychotherapy, amongst others) across the full range of client groups and lifespan.
Working in collaboration with clients allows them to design bespoke packages of therapeutic support – their skill is grounded in having a wide range of modalities from which to choose and knowing the right mix of tools for the right person.
They also have expertise and training experience in administering and analysing psychometric assessments such as IQ tests, personality inventories and others.
These tools can help track and measure your experiences, in line with evidence-based practice.
HOW CAN OUR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS HELP YOU?
Our clinical psychologists will help you understand your experiences by providing an open and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physiological symptoms.
Together you will explore how different factors may trigger and maintain your experiences. They will also examine factors that exacerbate or alleviate your symptoms.
You will learn how these factors interact to perpetuate your negative thinking patterns and, together, you will work through these experiences using evidence-based treatment approaches to help you improve your relationship with food, eating and body image.
Clinical psychologists can support you with your eating presentation as well as other psychological issues:
HOW CAN I ACCESS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
There are different ways you can access Clinical Psychology at WeightMatters
WHAT WILL SESSIONS LOOK LIKE?
Our clinical psychologists will take a person-centred approach, drawing on a range of tools and techniques to help you manage and reduce your symptoms.
Together, you will formulate a treatment plan to help you work through your challenging experiences.
The treatment approach taken will depend on your needs and the condition you are seeking support for.
You will start with a Discovery Session, so you can get a sense of how our clinical psychologists can support you, and see if the therapeutic space feels comfortable, before moving forward.
Sessions take place weekly and typically last 50 minutes, but this can be longer or more frequent, depending on your needs.