Health Psychologist

This role description is currently under review.

The Role

Health psychologists use their knowledge of health and psychology to understand health-related behaviours, and their impact on physical illness and wellbeing.


They work closely with clients to help them overcome their unique psychological experience to aid their recovery.


Professional Bodies

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC is an independent, UK-wide regulatory body responsible for setting and maintaining standards for health, psychological, and in England; social work professionals. It maintains a public register of qualified professionals and works to improve industry standards and education. Visit the HCPC website to find out more.

The British Psychological Society (BPS)

The BPS is the representative body for psychology and psychologists practicing in the UK. It promotes excellence and ethical practice in the science, education and practical applications of pure and applied psychology. Find out more on the BPS website.