Benefits of psychological testing and assessment 

  • Gain a professional understanding of your difficulty.
  • Receive a recommendation on what will help (if we don't think we can help we will tell you).
  • And, if we think we can help, you will then be offered an intervention, with progress reviewed regularly.

What is a Psychological Test?

Psychological tests are used in all walks of life to assess ability, personality and behaviour. A test can be used as part of the selection process for job interviews, to assess children in schools, assess people with mental health issues or offenders in prisons. The British Psychological Society's Psychological Testing Centre (PTC) is the first point of contact for anyone who uses, takes or develops tests.

What is a psychological assessment?

A psychological assessment is the attempt of a skilled professional, usually a psychologist, to use the techniques and tools of psychology to learn either general or specific facts about another person, either to inform others of how they function now, or to predict their behavior and functioning in the future.


HCPC And BPS Registered Psychologists

We deliver a number of psychological and educational assessments for children and adults to help diagnose and support intervention plans and to provide further support for the problems being experienced.

All our psychologists are registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


We are qualified to provide a range of psychological assessments and interventions in a variety of subject matters for both children and adults. 

Katherine Goodsell, our Principal Psychologist, has been registered with The British Psychological Society’s Psychological Testing Centre (PTC) since 2009 and administered tests and assessments regularly since. She is also a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

To confirm Katherine's status on the register please visit

What action can be taken against someone who falsely claims to hold a British Psychological Society qualification in educational or occupational testing?

A complaint should be made in writing in the first instance to the PTC at the address below.  Always check the register before allowing someone to give you a test under any circumstances.  You may not get the correct result if the test user has not been fully trained.

The British Psychological Society 
St Andrews House 
48 Princess Road East