What are Clinical Psychologists?

Clinical psychologist are specialists in complex mental health problems and are usually trained in multiple therapies. Clinical psychologists have a degree in psychology, further training as an assistant psychologist, and usually have a doctorate in clinical psychology. Consultant clinical psychologists have seven years post-doctorate experience in a specialist field, have undertaken additional post-doctorate clinical training, and often have management experience.

Dr Nicola Ridgeway is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She was a visiting lecturer on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for the University of East Anglia’s a) clinical doctorate course and b) CBT course before becoming the Clinical Director of the West Suffolk CBT Service Ltd. Together with Dr James Manning she has co-authored several books on CBT.

Dr James Manning is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the Managing Director of the West Suffolk CBT Service. James has post-graduate qualifications in both Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology.