Clinical Health Psychology

The Clinical Health Psychology Team is a lifespan service that promotes wellbeing, applying psychological approaches to enable people to live full and valued lives, in spite of having physical health difficulties.

It is widely recognised that psychological issues play an important role in most health conditions. By addressing these, we can improve health outcomes as well as people’s quality of life and wellbeing. Our team’s approach is to understand the link between the physical, psychological and social aspects of our lives, and the relationship that these can have on our health.

Looking at health in this way enables us to understand the impact that physical health can have upon psychological wellbeing and importantly, it also helps us to understand the impact that psychological factors have upon health.

The Clinical Health Psychology team consists of Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors, Wellbeing Practitioners, as well as Assistant Psychologists, and Trainee Clinical Psychologists.

The specialist service provided is non-stigmatising and individually–tailored. Some of our team have condition specific expertise, as well as focusing on more general physical health conditions.

We work collaboratively with our multidisciplinary colleagues, ensuring the best quality of care is provided. We provide a service to patients who are referred from primary care and hospital colleagues and we can also follow patients who have had an inpatient stay through their healthcare journey after discharge. We also work closely with therapists in the Talking Health Service.

A range of self-help resources are also available via the Devon Partnership Trust website.