Clinical Psychologists are trained by the NHS to assess and treat psychological and mental health issues using a wide range of treatments and therapy models. Clinical psychology appointments are usually more expensive than counselling and some other types of psychotherapy. This is because clinical psychologists undergo a long training (a three year undergraduate degree followed by gaining experience in mental health settings then undertaking a three year postgraduate clinical training). We are also trained in a variety of different therapies. In practice this means that we can choose a treatment plan approach to suit you and the difficulties you are experiencing, rather than taking a 'one size fits all' approach. The doctorate training combines research and academic study with working on placement in a variety of NHS settings, and has a focus on using therapy approaches which are demonstrated to be effective.