"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

- Walt Disney

Psychological Assessment

At ISM we always complete an assessment of need to aid formulation and intervention planning. We use a range of standardised assessment tools as well as structured tools that rely on structured professional judgement. Once we receive a referral and meet with the young people we will decide the most appropriate assessments to help understand the presenting issues.

We can provide assessments for the following problems:

  • Social and Emotional functioning
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Executive functioning
  • Oppositional or conduct problems
  • Attachment
  • Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Anxiety
  • Low Mood
  • Anger
  • Parenting capacity
  • Risk of offending / re-offending (e.g. violence, sexual violence)
  • Risk of vulnerability (e.g. Child Sexual Abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation)

Who can refer?

We accept self-referrals and professional referrals such as Social Work, GP’s and Education.



We accept referrals from all over Scotland and the North of England


There is no fixed cost on assessments as this is decided on a case by case basis. Please complete the contact form or call to arrange a consultation.

Please complete our contact form or call to arrange a free consultation to discuss your assessment needs. Timescales for completion of work and production of a report will be discussed in the initial consultation.

Schedule a consultation

Call, email or use on-line contact form.

ISM Psychological Services
19B South Bridge Street
EH48 1TR

Office - 01506 243002
Sharron - 07720 707673
Martin - 07833 918276
Office Hours 9.30am - 5.00pm