Forensic Psychology Consultancy (FP Consultancy) is an independent practice of Psychologists with expertise in working with perpetrators of crime, victims and those at risk. Services are offered to legal representatives, criminal justice, family court, social and health agencies. We can help to understand behaviour by applying the most up-to-date and evidence-based psychological theories and methods. Our aim is to deliver this in a professional and accessible manner.
Our Psychologists are experienced in providing a range of expert witness services for criminal and family court proceedings, social and health agencies, Parole Board reviews and mental health tribunals.
Our work is often undertaken in prisons, mental health and family settings and we work with a varied client group including those with learning difficulties, personality disorder, and mental disorder. We have particular expertise in working with high risk sexual and violent offenders and men who have committed domestic abuse.
Collectively our Psychologists have provided assessments for over 200 Parole Board reviews. Our aim is to use the most up-to-date evidence based theory and methods to assist in decision-making. We aim to provide recommendations that are realistic, rehabilitative, and based on the individual needs of the prisoner. Where necessary, we support our assessments with expert evidence at Parole Board oral hearings.
Criminal court proceedings
We provide independent assessments to assist with criminal court proceedings for adults and young people. There are factors that can impact on a defendant’s ability to enter a plea and stand trial. A psychological assessment of cognitive functioning, suggestibility and mental health can help support the defendant during the court process.
Our Psychologists provide specialist risk and needs assessments that include consideration of mental health, personality disorder and intellectual difficulties. We welcome instruction from legal representatives and Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service.
Family court proceedings and therapy
Often families are impacted by when a family member has committed an offence or there has been victimisation. A Psychological assessment can help to understand the risks and problems experienced by individual family members and help consider safe and healthy future.
We complete assessments for care proceedings that include specialist risk assessment, capacity to protect and consideration of individual needs such as mental health, personality disorder and intellectual difficulties. Our aim is to provide recommendations that assist decision-making in care proceedings.
Sometimes decisions need to be made about a family outside of court proceedings. A Psychological assessment can help to understand potential risks and needs and make recommendations to assist with decisions about matters such as intervention, placement and contact.
We assess adults and young people and welcome instruction from local authorities and legal representatives.
In addition to assessments of offending behaviour, we are able to offer more specialist services. For example assessments of intellectual difficulties, autism, brain injury and for young people.
We have an office base in Cardiff with easy access to South Wales and the South West of England. We regularly work in Cardiff, Swansea, Bristol, and Gloucester. We also receive referrals from other parts of the UK including the West and East Midlands, North East and North West of England, and North Wales. We are happy to consider referrals from across the country.