Psychologists’ Insurance

Specialist professional liability cover to defend against claims made against you through your work.

  • Professional indemnity, public liability, libel and slander and product liability insurance in one policy
  • 24-hour legal helpline
  • Cover designed to protect you when working with clients

Call us on 0330 123 5810 or get a quote online

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Why choose psychologists’ insurance with Towergate?

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Quick and easy cover

Get covered easily when you purchase online

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Worldwide complementary therapist cover

Cover to work anywhere in the world for up to 60 consecutive days (as long as you are UK based)

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24-hour legal helpline

Offering specialist legal advice whenever you may need it

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Civil liability cover

Our policies provide civil liability cover as standard

About psychologists’ insurance

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Bespoke cover to fit your needs as a psychologist

Professional indemnity forms a vital part of our liability package, which also includes public liability, product liability, and libel and slander cover. With our package, you can be confident that your business is covered against a multitude of legal-related risks.

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Specialist legal advice

We know that sometimes things do go wrong. In the event that you find yourself needing to defend against a claim made against you for something that may have occurred during a session, we can facilitate specialist legal advice to help you plan your next steps.

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Online hub for businesses

To complement the legal advice line you have access to the Markel Law Hub, an online resource of expert legal and business guides, templates and content, provided by Markel Law LLP. This covers everyday legal issues around employment, health and safety, trading and contracts, cyber and data, debt and insolvency and business law resources.

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Discounts for members of professional bodies

We can offer discounts to many professional associations with whom we have strong customer relationships. If you are a member of a professional association, when purchasing online you will be able to choose your association from a drop down box. Speaking direct to the team, make sure you let them know if you are a member of any association.

When you need to make a claim, we'll guide you through the process and get your claim settled as quickly as possible.

  • Find your insurance documents and make sure you have all your information at hand, including your policy number.
  • Call the claims team on 0330 123 5921 or email careclaim@towergate.co.uk and explain exactly what happened.
  • Provide photos if requested to help us understand what happened as quickly as we can.
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Psychologists’ insurance FAQs

Whilst public liability, product liability and professional indemnity insurance are not legal requirements for a psychologist, litigation against professionals has generally increased in recent years. It is important to remember that you don't necessarily need to have done anything wrong - all it takes is someone to allege that you have and you will have to defend yourself against the allegation, which could involve significant legal costs.

Please note this policy does not provide cover for employees and should your business consist of more than one person then you will need to contact us to discuss.

Our policy would come into effect from the moment an allegation was made against you. Many professional associations now strongly recommend, or even insist, that you have insurance before you can take out membership.

We can provide cover for you to work from home within the policy. However, please make your home insurer aware that you work from home and check that your home insurance policy will cover you for any damages occurring from any work undertaken at home.

Yes we can provide cover for you to work outside of the UK as long as you live and are based in the UK and do not have any assets in the country you would like to work in, for example a house. As it is a UK policy if a claim was made for the work you have done in another country we would then need to bring the claim back to the UK to go through UK courts. If you had a house in that country for example, they would then try to take monies from your assets to protect the claim.

You should notify us immediately when you become aware of any circumstances that may give rise to a claim even if you do not think you will have to make a claim. We are here to help and quick action could mitigate costs, or even prevent a claim. Equally, if you have a routine query, for which you would like our opinion, we are always happy to help. Just call our dedicated claims team on 0330 123 5921 or email careclaims@towergate.co.uk.

We provide discounts for many professional associations that we have relationships with. You can purchase most of our policies online and, if you are a member of a professional association, select it from the drop-down box and your discount will automatically be included. If it does not appear, simply type it in. Even if you are not a member of any professional association, we can still offer you a quote, but cannot guarantee a discount.

This policy does not cover liability arising from any of the following;

  • Fines or penalties
  • Liability to Employees for claims made against you in respect of any injury to any employee
  • Liabilities which should be insured under other types of policy such as Motor Insurance or Employment Practices Liability
  • Any intentional act, unless this is designed or intended to be part of the Professional Services provided

A claims made policy responds to claims that are submitted during your period of insurance. Your cover is issued with a retroactive date, which means that the policy will exclude any claims for incidents occurring before this date. In most instances the retroactive date will be the date that cover is first taken out with us, however if you transfer your insurance to us and have previously been covered by a claims-made policy, we can normally confirm a retroactive date back to when you first took out this type of cover.

The policy will provide protection for claims that are made against you (or circumstances you become aware of that are likely to result in a claim) arising from treatments or services given after the retroactive date and throughout the period of insurance.

In the event that you cease trading or take a career break, our insurance policy automatically provides cover for any claims made during the 36 months immediately following the expiry date of your policy.

This is subject to claims arising out of any act, error or omission occurring or committed prior to the expiry of the last Period of Insurance to which this policy applies and that indemnity is not provided by any other insurance.

If you prefer to spread the cost of your annual premium, we offer a quick and easy direct debit scheme. When you choose to pay premiums in instalments, you will be paying under a Premium Finance plan.

We will give you full details of the finance provider, and the additional cost of finance, when we provide you with your payment plan quotation. This will include the total payable, the number of monthly instalments and the cost of each, as well as the representative APR.

If you would like to know more about our monthly payment option, please visit our dedicated Direct Debit page

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