Dr Walker has an admirable depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in this field. Lindsey Williams, Family Court Assessment Service
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The term “Mental Health” covers a range of emotionally distressing difficulties that can lead to various levels of impairment in a person’s life. Such conditions include:
Assessments of mental health issues are typically conducted as a prerequisite to therapeutic interventions, although in some cases they are undertaken in order to inform funding bodies of the need and recommendations for psychological treatment. An assessment of an individual’s mental health usually involves an interview regarding the history of the problems, the client’s general history and current coping strategies and support networks. In addition, psychometric questionnaires are sometimes employed as objective means of measuring symptoms and the degree of distress. These can act as a useful baseline to assess subsequent recovery. Clients are also assessed in relation to any risk that they may present.
There are other issues which do not fall under the category of Mental Health but which nonetheless are often related to these difficulties. These include:
The range of skills of the Compass team means that these additional issues can be assessed and addressed through approaches such as Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Schema Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Mindfulness.
We provide thorough, evidence-based and objective reports for Family, Criminal and Civil Courts. We also provide extensive and comprehensive reports for the Parole Board and Court of Protection.Read more
Across the age range, Compass Psychological Services provide individualized therapeutic interventions that are based on thorough assessments, detailed formulations and up to date research evidence.Read more
We have extensive experience of providing clinical supervision to Psychologists. With a growing client base from the NHS and Independent sectors, this represents an exciting development for our services.Read more
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