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Independent Provider Of Specialist Neurological Rehabilitation Services

Counselling Psychology

Dr Helen Molden (CPsychol)

Why might you meet with a psychologist?

Living with a chronic health condition can cause particular challenges, and involve a range of responses that are difficult to understand but are upsetting to you or those around you.  When you recognise that your feelings, thoughts or patterns of behaviour around the health condition cause you or your family emotional distress, sometimes working with a psychologist can help to make the difference you need to move forward.
Counselling psychologists are qualified to work with people across the lifespan as individuals, couples or family groups addressing any manifestation of psychological distress as well as adjustment to life experiences. Practitioners integrate a range of models and theories within the three major traditions of psychotherapy (cognitive behavioural (CBT), humanistic and psychodynamic therapies) to draw on the most appropriate approach for each client or clients.

With eighteen years’ experience working in psychological services across the NHS, private and charitable sectors, I am a chartered psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, a member of the British Psychological Society, the Division of Counselling Psychology and the Division of Health Psychology, and registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy as an integrative psychotherapist.
My focus as a counselling psychologist working in a neuro-rehabilitation setting is to work with the patient (and their therapeutic team) to maximize their wellbeing.  This can involve working with the patient’s family, friends or carer(s), as they can help offer support and solutions in how best to move forward.
Areas where seeing a psychologist can help patients and their family, include:

  • Adjustment to living with symptoms

  • Stress arising from the illness, diagnosis or treatment

  • Self-esteem, visible difference and appearance issues

  • Loss and grief issues

  • Social anxiety or avoidant behaviour

  • Depression, anxiety, worry or feelings of panic

  • Managing trauma

  • Loss of confidence

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Issues around returning to work

  • Relationship difficulties 

  • Parenting problems

  • Conflict resolution

If you would like to talk further, or set up an initial consultation, please contact me by emailing or via one of the Hobbs team.