Welcome to JDD Psychology Services

Hi, welcome to my website. Please feel free to browse around and learn about my role as a Clinical Psychologist, the services I offer and a little about Clinical Psychology itself.

Psychological Therapy in Wigan, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Counselling in Wigan

In a nutshell, I provide short and long-term therapy for a wide range of issues that adolescents and adults of all ages may present with, including people with a learning disability and/or autism spectrum condition.
I am experienced in a variety of assessments, including those to provide insight into cognitive abilities (including strengths and weaknesses); memory assessment; diagnosis of and insight into autism spectrum conditions; and questionnaires to help identify, monitor and evaluate therapeutic interventions.
Although my private practice is based in Wigan, I am happy to travel to other parts of the country to carry out assessments if required. Additional costs likely to be incurred would be agreed in advance and added to the assessment fee.
I accept referrals from insurance, rehabilitation and medico-legal companies; solicitors; care and nursing homes; and from individuals, couples and families / carers.
Everyone I work with is recognised as a unique individual who has much to offer in the therapeutic relationship. You will always be treated with dignity and respect, and will be a collaborative partner in working towards mutually agreed goals.

What is Clinical Psychology?

Psychological Therapy in Wigan, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Counselling in Wigan

One of the foremost authors of psychology textbooks in Britain, Richard Gross, defines psychology itself, as 'The Science of Mind and Behaviour'. Clinical Psychology is how that science is applied to reduce psychological distress and promote psychological well-being. Clinical Psychologists are scientist-practitioners, in that they have been trained to be proficient in both the science behind psychological interventions and ways of working, and the application of these in clinical practice. The British Psychological Society identifies several aims the Clinical Psychologist is working towards, these are:

  • To enable individuals and carers to have the skills and abilities to cope with their emotional needs and daily lives, to maximise psychological and physical well-being.
  • To develop and use their capacity to make informed choices in order to enhance and maximise independence and autonomy.
  • To have a sense of self-understanding, self-respect and self-worth.
  • To be able to enjoy good social and personal relationships, and
  • To share commonly valued social and environmental facilities.

"I cannot thank you enough. The change in D has been nothing short of incredible. He is happier than I ever remember seeing him"

Satisfied mum of son with Aspergers

"Thank you so much for just listening and being there yesterday. I know it's your job, but means a lot and I finally feel like I'm getting help. Thanks".

Ashley W

"I'm so glad it was you that assessed A, I have learned so much about his condition"

Karlene W

"I was deeply impressed with the way you helped X see how she could confront her fears about letting go of her emotional attachment to her belongings as she realises that this will lead to a deeper emotional life with us in the X. So thanks so much."

Mike D

Services

Psychological Therapy in Wigan, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Counselling in Wigan

Assessment & Intervention

Full assessments are provided, tailored to your specific presentation. We will discuss the formulation of the assessment information and mutually agree a way forward.

Psychological Therapy in Wigan, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Counselling in Wigan

Autism Assessment & Diagnosis

A complete package involving in-depth autism assessment and detailed report regarding diagnosis is provided. A feedback meeting is offered to discuss possible ways forward.

Psychological Therapy in Wigan, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Counselling in Wigan

Medico-legal & Expert Witness

I undertake medico-legal / expert witness assessments with reports, from a variety of referrers including rehabilitation and medico-legal companies, and solicitors.

Psychological Therapy in Wigan, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Counselling in Wigan

Other Services Offered

Additional services include, but are not exclusive to, both group and individual supervision, consultancy, and teaching and training on diverse topics to various audiences.