Psychology Services

We have a national network of highly-trained and experienced psychologists providing a range of services

Psychology Services

We have a national network of highly-trained and experienced psychologists providing a range of services

WillisPalmer has been providing expert psychology services for 20 years to a variety of organisations including local authorities, solicitors and private organisations. Our highly trained and experienced psychologists provide a variety of assessments as Expert Witnesses.

Our psychologists also work alongside other professionals including Expert Witness Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Family Support Workers in our multi-disciplinary services.

WillisPalmer Psychological assessments are undertaken at Legal Aid Rates.

Our psychological services

Our Expert Witness Psychologists offer a broad range of assessment services for children and their families, including the following:

  • Expert assessment of parents in public and private law proceedings
  • Assessment of psychological functioning
  • Cognitive assessments
  • Responding to children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Multi-disciplinary assessments
  • Forensic risk assessments

Our Customers

Our Psychological services are commissioned by the following organisations:

  • Local authorities
  • Solicitors
  • Courts
  • Independent organisations e.g. children’s residential homes
  • Schools

The majority of our referrals come from local authorities and solicitors for assessments taking place in court proceedings or the public law outline (PLO).

This usually involves our psychologists assessing parents for psychological issues, cognitive functioning or learning disabilities. If the parent is assessed as having a learning disability, they may require a specialist ParentAssess or PAMS assessment.

Our psychologists also carry out assessments of children to determine whether the trauma they may have encountered has impacted on them psychologically. They also carry out assessments of sibling and parent-child attachment.

Multi-disciplinary Services

WillisPalmer provides multi-disciplinary teams of psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, forensic risk experts and family support workers to provide support and intervention to children and families. Our Multi-disciplinary Family Assessment service is a prime example of our professionals working together to address complex risks while keeping families together where safe to do so.

Why choose WillisPalmer?

  • Our Expert Witness Psychologists are experienced in Medico-Legal assessments
  • WillisPalmer has been established for 19 years garnering a reputation for high standards and professionalism
  • Entirely independent organisation specialising in multi-disciplinary services
  • We work with a wide range of local authorities, solicitors and independent organisations
  • All reports are quality assured by a WillisPalmer Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Make a referral

Telephone: 01206 878178


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