Who we are


Psychology Associates is a dynamic, creative and expert independent practice of like-minded clinicians. We are all passionate about making a meaningful difference to people’s lives and will work hard to achieve the change you seek. 


We believe we can support others to make positive changes to improve their well-being and increase their life opportunities. We use the most up-to-date knowledge and understanding of how people cope, learn and develop. We constantly share our knowledge with others through the training options we offer. We will identify the best intervention. This may be working with an individual, the family, their support network, with groups, companies, organisations or through consultation and/or supervision.
Psychology Associates has a broad range of services with a strong ethos of multidisciplinary working and a team approach to provide those using our services with the best possible advice and support. As an independent practice we are not confined or restrained by specific access criteria or arbitrary service boundaries. Clinicians with different clinical skills can work together across service provision to offer a bespoke response to those requesting our involvement and support. We will do what it takes to make a difference.
Psychology Associates staff share a number of positive attributes, they are friendly, committed, good-humored and determined to do their best for all those with whom we work. We strive for excellence across all services, encourage and welcome service user involvement and feedback.


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.