Psychology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness such as anxiety and depression usually through the use of talking therapies.
Our Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Professor James Furnell provides support to patients to enable them to understand the causes of emotional and behavioural manifestations of their mental illness and provide tools and techniques to manage mental illness.
Our team evaluates the difficulties presently impacting on a patient's life and work to develop an individually tailored plan built from evidence-based psychological models. The service can also provide psychological evaluations prior to surgical procedures and medico-legal reports for the courts.
COMMON MENTAL HEALTH SYMPTOMS
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Inability to concentrate
- Extreme feelings of fear
- Excessive guilt
- Extreme anger and dramatic mood changes
- Suicidal thoughts
- Low levels of energy and motivation
- Significant changes in eating habits
- Frequent feelings of sadness
- Lack of ability to cope with day-to-day problems
- Challenges with sleeping
The psychology service can further provide help with managing physical health problems, such as cancer, chronic pain, fatigue, functional symptoms, obesity, hyperactivity/attention difficulties and medically unexplained symptoms. The service is accessed via direct GP referral or self-referral by contacting the hospital.
EVIDENCE-BASED PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Schema therapy
- Behavioural family therapy
- Motivational interviewing and health behaviour change
- Person-centred therapy
To find out more or to book a consultation please call 01786 451669 or make an online enquiry here.