Our patients with acute illness problems, usually experience such things as needle phobias, claustrophobia, or other severe anxiety, which impede or prevent medical procedures (such as MRI scans, anaesthetic procedures, surgery). We also see patients prior to elective procedures such as plastic surgery, prophylactic mastectomy and reconstruction, amputations, and skin procedures.
Patients with chronic illness problems are usually facing severe difficulties managing a long-term condition, such as renal problems, chronic pain, neurological conditions, other long-term disabilities and iatrogenic conditions.
We also see patients with chronic illness problems who have psychological disorders that are secondary to physical illness or disability, for example when an illness or procedure has a negative or traumatic effects on the patient’s life and largely causes severe depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or chronic pain syndrome.
We provide a combination of psychological assessment, guidance and treatment to help our patients manage, adjust to, or cope with their illness or disability.
Dr Hannah Falvey
Dr Vikki Hunkin
Dr Tracy Mayes
Dr Timothy Salzman
Dr Claire Hinton