Psychological Testing and Assessment

The term ‘psychological test’ and ‘psychological assessment’ is sometimes used interchangeably. A test is usually a specific tool that is used with a client that looks at a particular behaviour whereas an assessment can be made up of several tests as well as the psychologists own knowledge and understanding.

The Practice MK has invested over £30,000 in only the very best psychological tests and assessments. Our library enables our psychologists to deliver tests and assessments for a wide range of different purposes:

  • Learning Difficulties/Disabilities

  • Personality Disorders

  • Clinical Syndromes

  • Trauma / PTSD

  • Employee Support

  • Mental Health Assessment

  • Access Arrangements

  • Disabled Student Allowance

  • EHCP applications and appeals

  • Return to work assessments

Benefits of psychological testing and assessment 

  • Gain a professional understanding of a presenting difficulty

  • Receive a recommendation on what may help you and information relating to the most appropriate person we identify to work with you, be it a counsellor, therapist or psychologist

  • If we don't think we are able to offer appropriate support we will inform you and refer you to other local or private services.



What is a psychological assessment?

A psychological assessment endeavours to learn either general or specific facts about another person, either to inform others of how they function now, or to predict their behaviour and functioning in the future.

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.

Do the NHS accept your reports?

Our assessments are delivered by appropriately trained and experienced psychologists registered with the BPS and HCPC. Our comprehensive reports detail not just our diagnosis and recommendations but how we formulated our thoughts.
We are proud to say that are reports have been widely accepted by all NHS and local authorities throughout the UK

I want to know more about my difficulties but I dont know what assessment I would need?

That is perfectly normal and is the reason our psychologists provide a consultancy service to help you understand the options available to you.

How do I book a psychological assessment?

The first step is to book a consultation with one of the team by calling our Case Management Team on 01908 766526 or by email on Our team will take your details and recommend the most appropriate psychologist for you to see. Following your consultation, your psychologist will write to you with their recommendations.

HCPC And BPS Registered Psychologists

We deliver a number of psychological, neuropsychological and educational assessments for children and adults to aid diagnosis and to enable intervention plans to be developed to enhance, if required the therapeutic process. 

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. 

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.

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The British Psychological Society 
St Andrews House 
48 Princess Road East