Psychological Assessments

Assessments are carried out for various reasons.

Typically, a clinical assessment interview will be conducted to formulate an individual’s difficulties. It is also used to ascertain how the problem developed in the person’s life and what type of intervention, if any, is needed. 

Depending upon the nature of your difficulties, forms of assessment can include a clinical interview, psychometric measures, direct behavioural observations as well as gathering data from a third party by sharing reports or liaising with family / professionals involved in an individual’s care. 

  • Psychological assessment: Initial psychological assessments with our Chartered Clinical Psychologist, are designed to establish a shared understanding of your difficulties and where appropriate, to develop goals for ongoing therapy. Assessment is an on-going process even when therapy begins as new information often comes up and changes happen over time. Forms of assessment can include a clinical interview, as well as diagnostic psychometric measures to measure symptoms, mood and various mental health difficulties. These measures can be repeated at the end of therapy to measure therapeutic outcome. 
  • Autism and ADHD assessments: More information about our Neurodiversity Team and the assessment process can be found here.
  • Neuropsychological and cognitive assessments, including IQ: Neuropsychological psychometric assessments can identify your strengths and areas of need across cognitive domains such as memory, processing speed, verbal reasoning, executive functioning, as well as your overall IQ. These assessments can also be used to assess for a learning disability. Where required, we can generate recommendations relating to possible support and adaptations that can facilitate you to meet your potential on the basis of these findings. 
  • Medico-legal assessments: These assessments are usually commissioned by the court in order to gather evidence in relation to a medico-legal matter. The nature of these assessments is unique to each client. 

If you would like to book an assessment for yourself, a family member or for one of your employees or clients please do not hesitate to ring the practice and book a consultation. We recommend that patients initially see one of the practice GPs who will then refer to our clinical psychologist. You can book an appointment by calling the office on 0116 2700 373 or emailing us at

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