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25 years of business psychology & psychometric assessment experience.

With a broad client base including leading companies and global organisations, consulting and coaching practitioners, we have the experience and expertise to meet your needs.

Contact us to discuss your assessment, consulting and organisational research needs.

Profile:Match2

Profile:Match2™ is a powerful predictive tool that links personality to on-the-job performance. Assessments are tailored to the requirements of a specific job and incorporate analysis of the behaviours and competencies that are critical to success in that role.

Risk Type Compass

The only personality test that specifically addresses risk and decision making.

Success involves optimising opportunities and managing risks. This assessment measures the intrinsic dispositions of our Risk Type, which impact on all life and career decisions. For individuals, teams and organisations, Risk Type has a persistent and pervasive influence on the way we perceive, manage and make decisions about risk.

Hogan Training

Hogan’s first and most experienced UK trainer and authorised distributor.

PCL has worked closely with Hogan Assessments for more than 20 years. We draw on deep knowledge and experience of working with hundreds of companies globally to deliver industry leading Hogan training.

Welcome to Psychological Consultancy Ltd.

PCL is a firm of leading business psychologists specialising in effective HR assessment solutions. We work with clients globally to enhance their employee recruitment, development and engagement decisions, as well as to harness the power of their leaders. With over 20 years’ experience, we are committed to providing solutions that are underpinned by cutting-edge research. Our reputation is built on delivering world-class innovations that have helped to significantly increase organisational effectiveness.

Training

Our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited training courses are designed and delivered by highly experienced psychologists. They are regularly revised to keep you updated with new ideas and concepts within the field.

Products

PCL’s products are supported by robust psychological research to genuinely enhance your HR decisions.

Consulting

Our consulting services are designed to directly impact your bottom line and deliver a high return on investment.

As well as assessment and development centres, we offer a Leadership Development Programme, coaching and employee engagement services, together with advice on creating a high-performance organisation.

Our expert advice is based on leading-edge psychological research and is tailored to the individual needs of each client.

‘PCL has been a vital partner in the delivery of LHH Penna’s assessment offering.  Their simple approach for issuing tools, paired with their helpful and responsive operations team, allow for the swift turnaround of requests from our valued client base.  The team at PCL are truly a collaborative companion, and I value their support and insights.’

Rob Sayers-Brown

Head of Client Operations (Assessment), Talent Practice, LHH Penna

We’ve had great service from PCL.

They are approachable, flexible and professional. They listened to our needs and offered advice and support on the best solution.

Janis Martinez

Leadership Development Partner, The Co-op

Industry Insight

Research and findings from our team of business psychologists.

Risk Type Summit | November 2019

Risk Type Summit | November 2019

Last month, we held our second annual conference at the Wellcome Collection in Central London - this time focusing on our very own Risk Type Compass tool. It was fantastic to speak to our clients and introduce ourselves and the Risk Type Compass to new...

A Day In The Life: Consultant Psychologist

A Day In The Life: Consultant Psychologist

Rianne Silvey Morning Walk through the doors around 7(ish), coat off and turn on my iMac and make my way to the kitchen for a much-needed coffee (I’ll perk up properly after my first sip). I commute into the office twice a week so I arrive early to (try to) beat the...

Knowledge Bank

The latest research, case studies and insights from our team of experts. Visit our Knowledge Bank for more.

Different Dispositions: Subjective Risk

Different Dispositions: Subjective Risk

Risk Type & Lawyers: Ileana Boyes

Risk Type & Lawyers: Ileana Boyes

Bad Managers

Bad Managers

Good Managers

Good Managers

Bench Strength of the Leadership Pipeline

Bench Strength of the Leadership Pipeline

First-Time Leaders: How darkside tendencies can impact on their reputation

First-Time Leaders: How darkside tendencies can impact on their reputation

Ratee Personality and Multi-Rater Feedback: How does the personality of ratees relate to their multi-rater feedback outcomes?

Ratee Personality and Multi-Rater Feedback: How does the personality of ratees relate to their multi-rater feedback outcomes?

Awareness Coaching and Hogan Assessments

Awareness Coaching and Hogan Assessments

Gender Matters: What Makes an Effective Leader? Findings from the Hogan 360

Gender Matters: What Makes an Effective Leader? Findings from the Hogan 360

“Safety at work has to be everyone’s responsibility” – Geoff Trickey

“Safety at work has to be everyone’s responsibility” – Geoff Trickey

Risk Type & Behavioural Bias: How Projects Fail & What to Do About It

Risk Type & Behavioural Bias: How Projects Fail & What to Do About It

Creativity: Are You Risky Enough?

Creativity: Are You Risky Enough?

Risk Type Compass 2019 Report Updates

Risk Type Compass 2019 Report Updates

Anne Scoular: When Leaders Mourn

Anne Scoular: When Leaders Mourn

Adrian Furnham: Why Leaders Fail & Derail

Adrian Furnham: Why Leaders Fail & Derail

Scott Gregory: Absentee Leadership

Scott Gregory: Absentee Leadership

A Decade Of The Dark Side: Fighting Our Demons At Work

A Decade Of The Dark Side: Fighting Our Demons At Work

Do Legal Professionals Have A Risk Type?

Do Legal Professionals Have A Risk Type?

What To Consider When Using Psychometrics

What To Consider When Using Psychometrics

Resistance is Futile: Risk Disposition & Successful Organisational Change

Resistance is Futile: Risk Disposition & Successful Organisational Change

Risk Culture: Resources For Practitioners

Risk Culture: Resources For Practitioners

The Risk Personalities of Pilots: Military vs. Civilian

The Risk Personalities of Pilots: Military vs. Civilian

Pilot Personalities: What’s Your Risk Type?

Pilot Personalities: What’s Your Risk Type?

Your Own Worst Enemy?

Your Own Worst Enemy?

Assessing Risk Type For A Safer Working Environment

Assessing Risk Type For A Safer Working Environment

Risk Profiling the Underwriters: Alerting Underwriters to the Behavioural Bias of Risk Type

Risk Profiling the Underwriters: Alerting Underwriters to the Behavioural Bias of Risk Type

Reflections On The Dark Side

Reflections On The Dark Side

Risk Type Compass: Team Conflict & Ineffective Communication

Risk Type Compass: Team Conflict & Ineffective Communication

The Scottish Government Recruits Candidates Using Profile:Match2

The Scottish Government Recruits Candidates Using Profile:Match2

Risk Type Differences on the Board

Risk Type Differences on the Board

Risk Type Compass Provides New Lens For Recruitment

Risk Type Compass Provides New Lens For Recruitment

Leadership Development at Volvo

Leadership Development at Volvo

Emotional Intelligence: 4 Pitfalls of Leadership

Emotional Intelligence: 4 Pitfalls of Leadership

Emotional Intelligence & Risk Taking

Emotional Intelligence & Risk Taking

Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions

Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions

Hogan Business Outcome Highlights: Turnover

Hogan Business Outcome Highlights: Turnover

The Beginner’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence

The Beginner’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence

What’s Your Trading Risk Type?

What’s Your Trading Risk Type?

Tackling The Recruitment Challenge with Profile:Match2

Tackling The Recruitment Challenge with Profile:Match2

Do Air Traffic Controllers Have A Risk Type?

Do Air Traffic Controllers Have A Risk Type?

Policing Risk: Do Police Officers Have A Risk Type?

Policing Risk: Do Police Officers Have A Risk Type?

Personality at Play: Sports Coaching E-Book

Personality at Play: Sports Coaching E-Book

Enhancing the Selection Process with Profile:Match2

Enhancing the Selection Process with Profile:Match2

Increasing Sales Performance with Profile:Match2

Increasing Sales Performance with Profile:Match2

What Is Personality?

What Is Personality?

Why Does Personality Matter?

Why Does Personality Matter?

Can Personality Be Changed?

Can Personality Be Changed?

How Can Understanding Personality Improve Team Performance?

How Can Understanding Personality Improve Team Performance?

What are the Bright and Dark Sides of Personality?

What are the Bright and Dark Sides of Personality?

What is the Role of Personality in the Workplace?

What is the Role of Personality in the Workplace?

Adding Backbone to Competency Appraisals with Profile:Match2

Adding Backbone to Competency Appraisals with Profile:Match2

Top Tips For Using 360 Assessments In Performance Appraisals

Top Tips For Using 360 Assessments In Performance Appraisals

Delving Into The Dark Side of Personality

Delving Into The Dark Side of Personality

Leadership Derailment & Emotional Intelligence

Leadership Derailment & Emotional Intelligence

How Understanding Risk Type Can Impact Trader Performance

How Understanding Risk Type Can Impact Trader Performance

Risk: Leadership & Empowerment

Risk: Leadership & Empowerment

Risk: Leadership & Diversity

Risk: Leadership & Diversity

Assessing The Risk Taking Nature Of Auditors

Assessing The Risk Taking Nature Of Auditors

The Truth About 360 Assessments

The Truth About 360 Assessments

Debunking The Myths About Health & Safety Risks

Debunking The Myths About Health & Safety Risks

Derailers and personality: Relationships between HDS and OPQ 32i

Derailers and personality: Relationships between HDS and OPQ 32i

The Dark Side of Career Preference

The Dark Side of Career Preference

Personality Assessment: How Do You Know If You’re Doing It Right?

Personality Assessment: How Do You Know If You’re Doing It Right?

Understanding & Measuring Risk Type

Understanding & Measuring Risk Type

Hogan Assessments: Completion Time & Personality Test Scores

Hogan Assessments: Completion Time & Personality Test Scores

Assessing Workplace Competencies: What Has Personality Got To Do With It?

Assessing Workplace Competencies: What Has Personality Got To Do With It?

Do Derailers Change with Age?

Do Derailers Change with Age?

How To Help Teams Reach Their Full Potential

How To Help Teams Reach Their Full Potential

Developing High Potential Talent

Developing High Potential Talent

Sex differences in the dark side traits

Sex differences in the dark side traits

The Bright & Dark Sides of Altruism

The Bright & Dark Sides of Altruism

Predicting Sales Manager Performance

Predicting Sales Manager Performance

Personality & Values of Indian Entrepreneurs

Personality & Values of Indian Entrepreneurs

Predicting Sales Representative Performance

Predicting Sales Representative Performance

Risk Types

Risk Types

Dark Side Traits Associated With Work Success

Dark Side Traits Associated With Work Success

The Values of Work Success

The Values of Work Success

Want to Know More?

Get in touch with one of our business psychologists and we can talk you through our industry-leading selection and development tools, or brief you on our extensive training programme.