Who we work with

We specialise in helping children, young people and adults who have physical health conditions. We have over 25 years combined experience working as qualified clinical psychologists in health care settings. 

Adjusting to a medical diagnosis and living with a physical health condition may be challenging for different reasons at different stages. We offer lifespan support, including antenatal and parenting work through to end of life care. This extends to sibling support and work with schools/educational settings.

We have listed some of the things we can help with and the different appointment options below. Please feel free to contact us to find out how we can help you.

 

 

 

Parents and Carers 

Antenatal adjustment including concerns around pregnancy/birth and adjusting to an antenatal medical diagnosis

 

Positive parenting when your child has a health issue 

Parental mental health difficulties linked to a child's health condition including worry, anxiety, low mood, depression.

Bereavement and loss linked to health conditions

Ways to help your child feel confident alongside a health condition

Ways to help your child make transitions including changing schools, and moving between medical services

 

Parental adjustment and trauma linked to health condition or health care aspects

Children and young people

Adjustment to diagnosis and treatment

Helping to improve adherence with treatment, including advice to make medical procedures easier

Decision making about treatment options and timing, including pre and post operative psychological assessment

Helping with anxiety about medical procedures, inc. needle fear or concerns about anaesthetic

Bereavement and loss 

Difficulties with friendships and other relationships, including bullying

Mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), sadness and low mood, low self-esteem/confidence

Trauma adjustment and post-traumatic stress

Body image, appearance related concerns and social confidence

Challenging behaviour / behavioural difficulties

Difficulties in childhood linked to medical aspects such as poor sleep, feeding/eating difficulties, temper tantrums

Adults

Adjustment to diagnosis and treatment

Decision making about treatment options and timing, including pre and post operative psychological assessments.

Helping with anxiety about medical procedures, including needle fear or concerns about anaesthetic

Bereavement and loss 

Difficulties with friendships and relationships, including intimacy and sexual health aspects

Mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), sadness and low mood, low self-esteem/confidence

Trauma and post-traumatic stress

Body image, appearance related concerns and social confidence

Telephone Consultation

If you are thinking of accessing health psychology support for you, your child or a member of your family and would like to find out more then we can help. We offer free 20 minute telephone consultations to help you decide the best way forward. There is no obligation and we only suggest our service to clients when we believe we can help you achieve the changes you would like to see. 

To book a free telephone consultation please get in touch using our contact form.

Psychological Assessment

First appointments with our service are also known as assessment appointments. 

 

We will usually meet with you at our consulting rooms in Cheadle, but hospital inpatient, home visits and internet appointments can also be arranged.

 

Assessment appointments last up to 90 minutes, during which we will work with you to develop a shared psychological understanding of the difficulty, how it might have developed, your goals for change and the psychological support that may be helpful in achieving these.  We may ask you to complete a questionnaire to help us measure some of the difficulties you are experiencing. With your permission, it is sometimes helpful to speak with other professionals involved such as the medical team involved.

 

If the appointment is for a child or young person we will offer to them on their own (depending on their age), as well as together with parents/carers and any other members of the family you would like to involve. We will ask you to complete some questionnaires to help us measure some of the difficulties you might be experiencing. With your permission, It is sometimes helpful to speak with other professionals involved such as the medical team involved.

At the end of the first session, we will discuss a plan for evidence-based therapy that is tailored to you. You will be given a tailored plan of what might help, how many sessions we advise and self-help tips to try at home. We provide a full written assessment report as part of our assessment package.

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Psychological Therapy

We are trained and experienced in working with a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). We can draw on these different approaches to provide tailored interventions for you and your family. We will match psychological approaches to the challenges linked to different medical conditions and symptoms, drawing on both the psychological and medical evidence base. 

Therapy sessions with our service last up to 60 minutes, and usually take place in our consulting rooms however we can offer video appointments, inpatient and home visits if preferred. 

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