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Clinical Psychology

Contacting us

The Clinical Psychology team can be contacted on 029 2019 6141

About us

Clinical psychologists and Counsellors work with people, who are experiencing various kinds of psychological difficulties, in order to reduce distress and promote well-being within the context of medical illness.

Clinical psychologists are trained in helping people to achieve positive change for themselves, based on evidence about the links between behaviours, emotions, thoughts, relationships and the biological aspects of health and illness. They are not medically trained and do not give mental health diagnoses or provide medication.

There is a small team of Clinical Psychologists and counsellors based at Velindre Cancer Centre to work with inpatients and outpatients, and the important people in their lives. They can help if people are experiencing emotional or personal difficulties at any point during or after their illness.

The team work with issues such as:

  • Making sense of how a person has been feeling
  • Adapting to and coping with diagnosis and treatment
  • Managing feelings such as anxiety, sadness, anger, loss and depression
  • Management of fatigue, pain, breathlessness, and feeding issues.
  • Learning ways to cope with and prepare for tests, procedures and treatments
  • Making decisions about treatment
  • Managing worries and living with uncertainty
  • Supporting children and young people through the impact of cancer
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexual difficulties

The Team

The Clinical Psychology team consists of a Macmillan Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a Macmillan Clinical Psychologist, a Macmillan Counsellor and a Tenovus Cancer Care Counsellor.

The Clinical Psychology at the Velindre Cancer Centre is available from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm (excluding bank holidays).

Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2TL
Tel: 029 2061 5888