Psychological healthcare services delivered by compassionate, personable and professional practitioners.

Psychology Sussex have a dedicated team of highly qualified professionals who have experience in acting as medicolegal experts in both assessment and treatment. We are able to provide psychological and psychiatric expert opinion for criminal, civil and family courts. We have experience in being instructed by both prosecution and defence lawyers and by direction of the Court. 

Our medicolegal experts are committed to providing high quality and impartial expert opinion as well as evidenced based psychological treatments. 

We are also able to work within the rates proscribed by the Legal Aid Agency. 

We always endeavour to offer an appointment within a week of instruction – subject to matching the availability of the client and practitioner – and reports are filed within two weeks of the date of instruction. 

General psychological / psychiatric evaluation 

The following gives an outline of some of the medicolegal services we provide (see further down for more specialised areas: 

  • General psychological/psychiatric evaluation;
  • Mental Capacity Assessments;
  • Mental Health Assessments;
  • Fitness to plead;
  • Psychological status at the time of an alleged offence
  • Psychological issues in mitigation and sentencing;

Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence 

The following list gives an indication of some of the areas we are commonly involved in the area of personal injury or clinical negligence:

  • The assessment and treatment of psychological injury (for example following a road traffic accident, industrial accident or clinical negligence);
  • Assessment of Neuropsychological injury and neuropsychological rehabilitation;

Child and family law

The following list gives an indication of some of the areas we are commonly involved in the area of child and family law: 

  • Risk Assessments;
  • Child protection concerns;
  • Child, adolescent and family assessment and treatment;
  • Parenting profiles and support;
  • Care proceedings;
  • working with individuals and families where there are complex family dynamics;
  • Family Dynamics and Attachment assessments 
  • Therapeutic Mediation

Immigration and asylum

As this area necessitates, our experts are sensitive to the diversity of backgrounds, cultures and religions of the individuals for whom we are asked to provide assessments and treatments of. We are also used to working with interpreters and can help you source high standard interpreting services.

With regards to immigration, the areas we are most commonly asked to comment on are 

  • Mental Health Assessments;
  • Specialist expertise of trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the victims of torture and deprivation;
  • Mental Capacity Assessments;
  • Forecasted psychological impact of deportation;
  • Veracity/credibility of asylum seekers account. 

Do not hesitate to contact now to speak to one of our team about how it is Psychology Sussex may be able to help you.


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  • Administration Team

    Our administration team are always around to help clients attend their appointments or when you need to contact the office. They are responsible for booking appointments, taking calls and payments and are always at the end of a phone during extended office opening hours to help with any queries you have. 

    Dominic Pearson   – Practice Manager
    Katy Linfield         – Administrator
    Sandra Jarrad         – Administrator
    Jack Hobbs            – Administrator

    Call +44 (0) 1273778123

Our head office is located in central Hove, a short walk away from the seafront and Hove train station. We are also able to offer services from Worthing, Eastbourne and Haywards Heath. On site and home visits can also be arranged
Contact Details
  • Psychology Sussex.
  • 6 The Drive
  • Hove, Sussex
  • BN3 3JA
  • Telephone +44 (0) 1273 778123
  • Fax +44 (0) 1273 776266

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Equal opportunities
Psychology Sussex is an equal opportunities practice and employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of disability, gender, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation. To find out more about a particular area of our work, or how we can help you, please don't hesitate to contact us