Health Psychology

Health Psychologists use their expertise in psychology and health to promote behaviour change and improve general well-being in wide range of health-related issues. They work with patients, health care professionals, carers/families, directly with individuals or with organisations.

The goal of health psychology is to understand the psychological processes underlying health, illness and health care, and to apply these findings to the promotion and maintenance of health across lifespans and health conditions.

Why choose a Health Psychologist?

Health Psychologists are specially trained to offer psychological therapy in which they are trained and work in collaboration with the client to form solutions to health-related issues, using the most appropriate psychological strategies in a safe and friendly environment.

Psychological assessment and therapy can help you make sense of experiences, identify factors or barriers which might be contributing to difficulties, support increased awareness, and develop new skills for coping to overcome barriers to improve your health and wellbeing.

Who would this benefit?

Our in-house Health Psychologist provides a bespoke service to help address issues such as:

  • Adult weight management using a holistic approach
  • Emotional eating
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Forming and maintaining lasting habits
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing (Mindfulness, Sleep, Routines and Habits)
  • Lifestyle Change (Sleep, Diet, Exercise and Stress)
  • Psychological support and assessment with preparation for weight loss surgery

What happens during a health psychology session?

You will be greeted with a high-quality health psychology service that will include:

One to one appointment/s starting with an Initial Assessment to better understand your needs.

  • You will be asked to complete questionnaires to assess your health status, to gain a thorough appreciation of the difficulties you are experiencing.
  • Your barriers to making changes and readiness to change will be explored.
  • You will be treated with dignity and respect in a friendly and non-judgmental atmosphere.
  • In the follow up sessions, you will learn practical skills and strategies to help you manage and cope more effectively with the difficulties you are currently facing.

How many sessions will I need?

This a common question that clients usually ask before starting therapy. This is tricky to answer as the same problem will impact on everyone differently. In some cases, people may just want to have a single assessment session to better understand their issues and move forwards and make changes.

During your consultation, you will be advised how many sessions would be anticipated for your specific issue.  In most cases, 4-8 sessions maybe sufficient, followed by some maintenance sessions if required.

Sessions can take place in-person at Cheshire Wellness Centre clinic or online via a secure video call.

Get in touch with us at Cheshire Wellness Centre to learn more.