Clinical Psychology Service within Palliative Care

A clinical psychologist is someone who provides psychological support to patients and carers who have experienced significant psychological distress related to their experience of cancer. A psychologist can work in many different ways, using various psychological approaches and interventions. They will work with an individual to understand current problems and discuss potential ways forward.

Your Clinical Psychologist may work with you to:

  • Help promote resilience and developing new ways of approaching difficulties.
  • Understand unhelpful patterns of behaviour, and learn skills to address these.
  • Help to develop skills to manage upsetting thoughts differently and reduce the negative impact they may be having on your life.
  • Use mindfulness skills and other exercises to understand and manage anxiety or other difficult emotions.
  • Explore what is important and help you adjust to the impact of illness.