To practice as a psychologist in the UK you must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. Our doctors are registered psychologists and each hold a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Certificate.
The Health & Care Professions Council
The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulatory body that was set up to protect the public. To do this, they keep a register of health professionals who meet the standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The titles that health professions work under are protected by law. In psychology the title Clinical Psychologist is protected under the profession of Practitioner Psychologist. This means that the health professional using that title must be registered with the HCPC.
You can check the HCPC register by going to:
The British Psychological Society
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the professional representative body for psychologists in the UK. Through its Royal Charter, the Society is charged with overseeing psychology and psychologists. The Society has national responsibility for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good.
The title Chartered Psychologist is legally recognised under the Royal Charter. If a psychologist has undertaken accredited training in psychology and the BPS deem them eligible they are entitled to use the designation ‘Chartered Psychologist’ and the abbreviation CPsychol after their name. The BPS keeps a directory of chartered psychologists which you can check by going to:
Caroline is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, registration number PYL24174, and the British Psychological Society, membership number 098338.
Kate is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, registration number PYL03462 and the British Psychological Society, membership number 221602.