Hawley Health Centre - Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychologists are experts in mental health. They undergo extensive training in understanding and assessing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. They are skilled in determining the most appropriate form of support and treatment to address a person’s mental health challenges. They work collaboratively with people to decrease their emotional distress and improve everyday functioning. They are trained in providing more than one form of therapy.

The most common difficulties that may benefit from psychological therapy are:



Panic attacks

Low self-esteem

Post traumatic stress disorder

Complex trauma


Health anxiety

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Bipolar disorder

Dysregulated emotions


Stress and burnout

Hearing voices

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines provide the public and professionals with evidenced-based recommendations for health and care in England. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an evidenced-based therapy recommended by NICE as an approved effective treatment for a range

of mental health problems. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is also recommended by NICE for the effective treatment of trauma with a growing evidence base for a number of other difficulties. Both types of therapies are available from our Consultant Clinical Psychologist, with all therapy tailored to the persons unique needs.

This practice is unable to offer crisis support.

If you are in a mental health crisis or emergency these options are available to you:

- Contact your GP surgery
- Dial 111 and select option 2 (NHS)
- Attend the local NHS Hospital A&E Department
- Dial 999 if you are seriously ill, injured or your life is at risk
- Other NHS support options are outlined here https://www.kmpt.nhs.uk/need-h...
- Call the Samaritans on 116 123

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