Clinical Health Psychology

The clinical health psychology team aims to help adults (age 18 – no upper age limit) who are experiencing emotional and psychological distress, whilst coping with, or moving on after, an acute or chronic physical health condition. We offer individual, couple, family and group-based therapy as appropriate.

Psychology input is provided to a number of services including: stroke, chronic pain, cancer services, palliative care, sexual health/HIV, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine and cardiology. The aim is to support patients to:

• access specialist psychological assessment and treatment (including neuropsychological assessment within our stroke service, and specialist services for patients with sexual health conditions and sexual dysfunction)

• have a safe and confidential space to explore the impact of medical investigations and treatments

• explore the impact of living with acute or chronic conditions on overall quality of life and mood

• identify factors that may be affecting their emotional or psychological well-being which may then impact on their ability to cope with a physical illness.