Health Psychology Hub is an independent Health Psychology Service set up by Dr Claire Browne and Dr Ruth Hurrell in 2018. Claire and Ruth are both Consultant Clinical Psychologists who have over 20 years combined experience working with children, young people, adults and families in lifespan health care settings.
We draw on a variety of models and approaches in our work, informed by NICE guidelines and the evidence base, together with our formal qualifications, training and experience in health care settings. We have a special interest in the importance of living well with physical health issues.
As well as direct work with children, young people and adults, we frequently work with parents helping them to learn coping strategies for the challenges that accompany parenting a child with a physical health condition.
We receive referrals from health care professionals, insurance companies and clients themselves. We only agree to work with clients if we believe we can make a meaningful difference and help them achieve the changes they would like to see. Please feel free to get in touch.
Dr Claire Browne
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy
Claire completed her undergraduate Psychology degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1999. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University in 2005.Claire works part time in the NHS as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and has experience in helping families with a wide range of medical conditions. Claire has undertaken post-graduate training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Dr Ruth Hurrell
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, GradDipCBT
Ruth completed her undergraduate Psychology degree at Newcastle University in 2002 and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Glasgow University in 2006. She works part time in the NHS as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and has experience in helping families with a wide range of medical conditions. Ruth has undertaken post-doctoral training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy. Ruth is a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS), and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Good to know
Claire and Ruth are both fully qualified Consultant Clinical Psychologists. Clinical Psychologists hold a protected title. This means that you can only call yourself a Clinical Psychologist if you meet a high level of doctoral level training, competence and expertise. These standards are set by The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and endorsed by The British Psychological Society (BPS).
You can quickly and easily check a clinical psychologist's HCPC registration here