Psychology expert witness in child care & criminal proceedings, specialising in personality disorder & sex offenders, child abuse, neglect & parenting skills. Legal links & info on this site.

Paul Cousins
Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist

Areas of Work

Aggression and Self-injury

  • Assessment and treatment of aggression or violence, including mitigating factors.
  • Assessment and treatment of self-injury, particularly for clients with personality disorders.

Child Protection

  • Assessment and treatment of parents involved in non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, emotional abuse or neglect, including assessment of risk and prognosis for treatment.
  • Assessment of parenting skills and effect upon children.


  • Assessment of abuse upon personality.
  • Assessment of personality disorder, risk of re-offence, mitigating factors and prognosis for treatment under Mental Health Act, 83.
  • Assessment of personality in cases of homicide.

Psychological Functioning

  • Psychological assessment of intellectual functioning, level of mental impairment.
  • Assessment of suggestibility.
  • Psychological effects of abuse, including post-traumatic stress.
  • Psychological assessment of mental health problems.

Sexual Offending

  • Assessment and treatment of sexual offenders against adults or children, in either criminal or care proceedings, including mitigating factors, assessment of risk of re-offence and prognosis for treatment.
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