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Psychology Associates is a leading independent practice of over 100 clinical, counselling, neuropsychological, forensic and educational psychologists, who provide services across the life span and for a range of psychological challenges including learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions, attachment challenges, mental health difficulties, trauma-related conditions, personality and behavioural issues.

We have a strong reputation for providing high quality, ethical and evidence based psychological reports and therapies which aim to formulate difficulties in terms of the whole person and assist clients in finding the best way for them to improve the value and quality of their life. Our input can be on either a spot purchase or contract basis whichever suits the service better.

 All of our psychologists are CRB/DBS checked; they are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, and have professional indemnity insurance. We expect the highest standards of ethical practice from every one of our psychologists and support staff. We follow the British Psychological Society Code of Ethics and Conduct and the HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

Psychology Associates is led by Dr Sue Candy. Sue is a HCPC registered clinical psychologist and is the founder and managing director of Psychology Associates. Sue provides assessment of adults and children primarily in the context of their family. She offers therapy across the life span and has a strong focus on attachment. She previously worked for many years in the NHS providing therapy, assessment and research in obstetrics and gynaecology, learning disability, mental health and parenting. Sue has extensive experience of providing expert psychological evidence to the Courts and specialises in assessments of parenting capacity and attachment. She will also accept referrals for fitness to plead or capacity assessments and complex personal injury cases. She provides training to other professionals in Court report writing and skills. She has a general interest in training, in particular other clinical psychologists and was formerly admissions and examinations tutor at Plymouth University on the South West Clinical Psychology Training Scheme. She offers supervision to other psychologists working within Psychology Associates.

Sue is supported by an amazing team of directors, strategic leads, and Psychology Associates’ Admin Team.


Service users, say that the service is 'absolutely brilliant'.
Ofsted, 2016
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