Clinical psychology

Here you will find the following information on clinical psychology:
 

What is it

Where do we offer this service

When do we offer this service

Who should you contact?
 

What is it?

Physical illness or disability can affect many different aspects of your life, including your psychological well-being. The problems you may wish to have help with do not have to be overwhelming – just big enough to be causing personal difficulties.


For example, you may need help with:
 

  • Stress arising from illness, diagnosis or treatment
  • Depression, worry, anxiety or feelings of panic
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Loss of confidence
  • Coping with changes in how you look
  • Coping with changes in work or home life
  • Sexual and relationship difficulties
  • Loss, eg physical health or independence
  • Fear of death
  • Making the most of life despite serious or disabling health problems, eg chronic pain or breathing difficulties.


The Clinical Psychologist will encourage you to talk about your difficulties. The aim is to help you get a clearer picture of your problem(s), decide what to work on and how to go about it.


Neuropsychologists carry out assessments that Neurologists may use to further help you. They are also involved in the rehabilitation of patients in the Neurological Rehabilitation Centre at Pinderfields Hospital, who have suffered a head injury or stroke.
 

Where do we offer this service?

We provide the following Clinical Psychology services:
 

  • Dewsbury and District Hospital – department of Clinical Health Psychology, Staincliffe Wing
     
  • Pinderfields Hospital – department of Clinical Psychology, Gate 3a,
     
  • Pontefract Hospital – individual clinics are held here.

 

When do we offer this service?

The department is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.
 

Who should you contact?

Dewsbury:  01924 816032
Dewsbury (Cancer and Palliative Care):  01924 319312
Pinderfields:  01924 541510