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The clinical psychologist’s job is to reduce the patient’s distress and promote psychological health. The staff in the department assess patients for Post Traumatic Stress disorder, other similar anxiety disorders, depression and failure to cope with health problems. Assessment is by interview and questionnaires. Treatment is counselling, psychotherapy, or more specific methods such as cognitive therapy or eye movement desensitisation.

In Derriford Hospital, we take referrals from the Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Renal Team, the Pain Relief Service, and the Neurology Service. We also take some referrals from the rest of the hospital.

Clinical Psychologists are not medical doctors or nurses. We cannot give prescriptions or physical treatments. In this department, we regret we cannot take referrals from General Practice. We cannot take self-referrals, unless for problems of sexual health which can be accepted in the GUM. 

Mr Alan Hassard
Dr Sarah Baldry
Dr Jo Gosling
Dr Louise Brown

For details of the psychologists in the neurology dept, please look at that page > Neuropsychology 

To contact us please or write to; Jenna Perryman, Clinical Psychology, Level 7, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH.

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