Our psychology in healthcare service provides therapy and support for people with psychological issues related to injury and illness.
- Low mood
- Anxiety or worry
- Poor sleep
- Post-traumatic stress.
We also provide support to carers and family members living with someone with a physical health condition.
You can get more details about our health psychology services which include:
- Burns and plastics
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Cystic fibrosis
- Pain management.
- Weight management
What is a clinical psychologist?
Clinical psychologists have been trained to understand how people think, feel and behave.
They support adults, children, young people, families, parents and carers who are experiencing distress in relation to a particular difficulty in their life.
Clinical psychologists work closely with other healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
What can clinical psychologists help with?
A clinical (or healthcare) psychologist can help with a range of psychological difficulties when patients are diagnosed or treated. This might include:
- Adjustment to a health condition
- Anxiety and low mood
- Difficulties coping
- Trauma symptoms
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Worries or distress about treatments, procedures or staying in hospital (including fear of needles)
- Treatment decision-making
- Social and family relationships
- Concerns about the future
We aim to help patients find solutions to these difficulties where we can. For example, managing feelings, thinking about practical ways to support a loved one, or learning to live a full and meaningful life alongside the health condition.
To do this, we work together with patients and can use, talking, thinking and filling in questionnaires.
Clinical psychologists do not prescribe medication or perform physical examinations.
Tel: 0191 282 4081
Monday – Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Answerphone available out of hours