Clinical Psychologists earn an average salary of £41,517 or £29.48 per hour with a bonus of up to £500.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Psychologists
The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Clinical Psychologists are as follow:
Entry-level Clinical Psychologists with less than one-year experience earns £32,230 (bonus, overtime pay, and tips are included).
Early-career Clinical Psychologists with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn £34,974.
Mid-career Clinical Psychologists with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £42,654.
Experienced Clinical Psychologists with 10-19 years of experience will make £51,475.
Late career Clinical Psychologists with more than twenty years’ experience can look forward to a total average of £77,489 compensation.
Essential Skills for Clinical Psychologists
Clinical Supervision, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are some of the most popular skills for Clinical Psychologists.
How Become a Clinical Psychologist?
Psychologists are in high demand in the UK; however, many people are unaware of the specialist training they need. A psychologist needs to be able to demonstrate a good understanding of psychology, where applicable, and to be fluent in speaking, reading, writing, reading comprehension, theory, research, and writing skills, to name a few.
Psychologists also need to have an excellent working knowledge of the unique case-to-case protocols and diagnostic processes used in British criminal justice and be able to make educated and informed decisions. This is done using independent professional judgment, in a way that follows the latest best practice and ethical guidelines.
Furthermore, you will need to have at least two years of specialized training in clinical psychology and education in psychotherapy and psychotherapy research. If you do not have a degree or academic qualifications, you will need to complete both training courses, one of them at the school of clinical psychology, and one of them at the university level.
You will also need to demonstrate mastery of psychology as a field of research, practice, and knowledge.
What Do Clinical Psychologists Do?
Clinical Psychologists help people from all social classes cope with personal and professional challenges, being knowledgeable about that population’s culture, practices, and life experiences and meeting their needs.
As such, they can assist both individuals and families to successfully move through the various forms of treatment and education available to them.