The City Practice is not a medical service and we do not offer medical treatment. However, we are well integrated with a network of medical and psychiatric services and we can arrange for referrals when necessary.

Counselling psychologists aim to help individuals make decisions for themselves to improve their sense of personal wellbeing and alleviate distress. The work is concerned with the application of psychological theories and techniques to help people deal with everyday problems associated with life events.

Counselling psychologists work therapeutically with clients that may have a variety of problems, difficulties and life issues. These may include: bereavement; the effects of childhood sexual abuse; relationship breakdown; domestic violence; major trauma; and/or symptoms of psychological disorder such as anxiety and depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder or psychosis.

They work collaboratively with people, exploring underlying issues to empower them to consider change. Contact is mainly in a community/social, health/medical or organisational setting with the following clients: individual adults or children; students and young people; families and couples; older people.

Counselling psychologists working as associates with The City Practice are required to have a minimum training to post-graduate (MA) level in counselling psychology, have supervised post-qualification experience, and receive regular professional supervision and professional development.

Clinical psychologists use well established techniques to promote psychological wellbeing and positive change using thoroughly researched and clinically proven techniques. Clinical psychologists work with people of all ages who experience mental or physical health problems. These may include: anxiety and depression; serious and enduring mental illness; adjustment to physical illness; neurological disorders; addictive behaviours; eating disorders; behaviour disorders; personal and family relationship problems; learning disabilities.

In most countries Clinical Psychology is a regulated profession and requirements for professional practice are extremely stringent. Clinical Psychologists undertake many years of supervised training and are qualified to doctoral level in clinical practice. Though local standards in Europe may vary The City Practice requires that Clinical Psychologists working as associates are fully qualified trained and experienced to the standards required by the British Psychological Society and UK Health Professions Counsel (HPC) no matter where they are working in Europe.

Our work-life support consultants collaborate with you to locate reputable resources in your locality. This might include general healthcare, child-care, schools, medical legal or financial services, to name a few. When you contact us we will take a thorough description of your requirements, including geographical location, language requirements and type of service required, all within your budget. We will then identify the most appropriate local resource, including credentials, availability and fees, and get back to you within 48 hours with the information you need and, if required, confirmed appointments. Take some of the stress out of city life in your location with our work-life support service.

We offer diagnostic services based on psychological and/or neuropsychological assessment using standardised psychometric tests. This may involve assessment of memory, language and speech development, general cognitive ability (IQ) and personality profiles.

We can also undertake diagnostic assessment in cases of learning disability, reading difficulties, literacy and study skills.

Some services do not require a full-time psychology department but do, from time to time, require the support of clinically qualified psychologists.

Whether it is to help understand particularly problematic cases, or to provide support and training to staff teams, The City Practice can provide qualified psychologists to support smaller services such as schools and care facilities on a range of issues from individual patient assessment and treatment to long-term clinical service planning, development, and staff training.

When you contact us we will carefully discuss your needs for service support. We will help clarify the issues and areas of concern and work with you to develop a plan of action which may, for example, involve staff training on psychological problems, management team support or case supervision.

  • Individual Service Planning and Development
  • Service Evaluation and Support
  • Training on the Symptoms and Causes of Common Psychological Problems
  • Management Team Support
  • Individual Case Consultancy and Staff Training
  • Appointments can usually be made within two weeks of initial contact.

For more information or to discuss your needs contact:

The City Practice provides support delivering employee assistance programs in Central Europe. We can offer short term problem solving interventions aimed at supporting employees and employers in the workplace, and can provide contractual services,including coaching and training, to small companies or global industries to support welfare and productivity programs.

Wellness Programs

Counselling and clinical psychologists from The City Practice support local organisations in developing and delivering wellness programs for employees staff and students in further and higher education.

Most City Practice associates also work in teaching in Psychology. We are available to do teaching or provide educational seminars or workshops on various topics of interest.

City Practice is also aiming to provide training services for psychology students wishing to specialise in clinical or counselling psychology.

We can provide practical training sessions as well as supervision.

Most City Practice associates are experienced researchers, who have an active interest in pursuing further psychological research. To date we have carried out research within the expat community in Prague and plan to expand our activities further.

We are also amenable to collaborate with existing research groups in the university, governmental or independent sectors. For more information, please turn to our Research section.

We can undertake psychological assessments and deliver independent expert reports for individuals and organisations for use in civil and criminal litigation within two weeks of receipt of your detailed instructions.

We have over ten years experience of preparing expert reports in cases of Human Rights Abuse and Psychological Distress following personal trauma and can provide reports in the following areas:

  • Asylum and Human Rights Abuse
  • Suggestibility, False Confession
  • Cognitive Capacity and Learning Disability
  • Memory and Concentration
  • Post-traumatic Stress and Personal Injury
  • Depression and work related stress

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According to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) coaching can be seen “as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”. For more information visit our Coaching Section.