Dr James Banks

Dr Banks undertakes independent assessments in a variety of areas and write reports for the courts relating to children and parents or other family members.

Dr Banks is a Senior Chartered Counselling Psychologist. He is the clinical director of a successful psychology private practice. He has over 13 years’ experience working in various mental health settings with children, young people and adults in the field of psychological assessment, formulation and intervention. He has training in several therapeutic approaches including CBT, EMDR, and DBT. He is an accredited EMDR practitioner. He provides consultation and supervision to a number of NHS teams.

In addition to his therapeutic work, Dr Banks administers cognitive and capacity assessments, as well as report writing. These are completed for various organisations such as Local Authorities and Solicitors, within care and legal proceedings. He has also completed individual psychological assessments on young people and adults in family courts.

Dr Banks has worked for several organisations including insurance companies and solicitors where his role involves completing medical-legal assessments to gain an understanding of aetiology of difficulties, treatment recommendations and prognosis.

Areas of specialism

  • Assessment of Adults and Children
  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Capacity Assessments
  • Witness Competency Assessments
  • CBT
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness
  • DBT
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Medical-Legal Assessments
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • ADHD assessments
  • Autism assessments

Profession: Psychologist

Courts or Tribunals: Clinical Negligence, Family Court, Mental Health Tribunals, Occupational Health, Personal Injury

Age groups: Adolescent, Adult

Psychological Specialisms: ADHD, Autistic Spectum Disorder, Mental Capacity

Therapies offered: