About Private Practice

All the psychologists who belong to AChiPPP are chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered. This means they will have had a further period of supervision after their postgraduate training. Almost all will for a period have had careers in public services - mainly health and education services. Some will have left these services to set up in full time private practice. Others may offer their services on both a private basis and with the public sector. Fees will vary and a fee range is not given to avoid the possibility of contravening the competition legislation. It is up to you to check this out with individual practitioners.

Bear in mind that in setting a fee the psychologist has to take into account overheads which will include secretarial fees, the costs of tests and equipment and so on. Find out what is being offered and check the detail. For example two psychologists may each quote for an 'assessment'. In one case this may include a two hour session in total; in the other it may include separate sessions with parents and the child and observations in settings such as nursery or school. Find out exactly what is being offered and how fees will be charged.