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Email. [email protected]


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Woodlands Consulting and Therapy Ltd

Company Number: 12001978

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For solicitors or other instructing parties


Establish at the beginning whether the psychologist is able to do the work – is it within their area of expertise?


Be clear about timescales. In general Marilyn Sher can file reports within 6 weeks of receiving instructions and the dossier of information. In some instances, this may be done sooner, but this needs to be established at the earliest point


Provide as detailed instructions as you can. It is always helpful to think about exactly what questions you want the psychologist to answer in their report.


Examples of instructions received in the past include:

  • Undertake an assessment of risk of violent reoffending and outstanding treatment needs, if any

  • Please comment on suitability for release into the community

  • Establish the clients ability to participate in the trial process, considering their mental illness

  • How does the client’s learning disability impact on their ability to give evidence in court?

  • Provide an explanation for the clients current presentation as aggressive and controlling

  • Offer a view on the sexual offending work the client has undertaken, and whether this has effectively reduced their risk

  • Comment on the suitability of the professionals approach to undertaking an assessment of learning disability

  • Explore how the clients early life experiences/abuse impact on their current presentation

  • Provide an analysis of the incident where X made threats to kill staff. Comment on whether this could be considered an indicator of risk in the community



Woodlands Consulting and Therapy aim to be clear about how and why we collect and use information about you, so that you can be confident that your privacy is protected. The GDPR policies below explain how we do this.


The documents on this page (which you can download and keep, or read on-screen), described the information that WCT collects when you use our services and how we manage this to ensure that this information is kept secure. This information includes personal information as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016 and subsequent UK Data Protection Bill enacted in 2018. We also explain our position on data retention and what we do with your data once treatment is complete.


You can access our GDPR Policies by clicking on the links here:


Privacy Policy


Data Protection Policy


If your questions are not fully answered by these documents, please contact our Data Protection Officer: Marilyn Sher ([email protected])


If you are not satisfied with the answers from our Data Protection Officer, please contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO):

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