Our Philosophy

Cambrian Psychology

Cambrian Psychology is a small but dedicated and supportive group of clinical psychologists, working together to provide a holistic psychology for all ages. At Cambrian Psychology we offer private, high quality integrative psychology and therapy for a wide range of mental health issues. We aim to ensure that we respond to you quickly and sensitively, with sufficient information to help move forward. We ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times. For those seeking psychological support more broadly we value sharing our psychological knowledge and skills with you to help you get the best from your employees or users.

For those seeking private therapy we recognise that deciding to pursue therapy is not always easy and may come at a time of particular distress we believe that each person who contacts us is unique with a unique set of experiences and difficulties. As such, each person requires a therapy and approach that is individual and recognises their journey to recovery. We see the relationship between ourselves (as therapists) and the client as the focal point of therapy. Therefore great care is taken to build a relationship based upon trust, respect and collaboration. You may find the British Psychological Society website useful for further information.

A vital part of the work of a clinical psychologist is to ensure that they use up to date evidenced based therapies and research to ensure practice is relevant and effective. We ensure that we receive regular supervision and are regulated by The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS).

What to expect from a clinical psychologist

A clinical psychologist is concerned with the reduction of psychological distress and the enhancement of psychological well-being through the application of psychological theory and research. Psychologists use ‘talk-based’ therapies but are not medical doctors, therefore do not prescribe medication. It is a specialty in breadth and marked by comprehensiveness and integration of knowledge and skill from a broad array of disciplines within and outside of psychology. The scope of clinical psychology encompasses all ages, multiple diversities and varied systems.

A clinical psychologist completes a three year bachelor’s degree in psychology, followed by a period of postgraduate research or clinical experience, and then a three year doctorate in clinical psychology. Clinical psychologists are expected to engage in further post qualification training. To become a Chartered Clinical Psychologist a first degree in Psychology must be completed and the Clinical doctorate training course must be accredited by the British Psychological Society.