Consultant Profile

Dr Maggie Bellew

Dr Maggie Bellew BA(Hons) MSc PhD C.Psychol AFBPsS
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Allied Health Professionals
    • Clinical Psychology
Special clinical interests:

Health psychology
Lifespan working (child and adult)
Adult mental health
Hand surgery 
Craniofacial conditions
Cosmetic surgery 
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Disfigurement / managing appearance related distress
Psychological management of teasing and bullying
Psychological adjuncts or alternatives to surgery

Trauma work (assessment and treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, depression, appearance related distress, adaptation to trauma and amputation)

Facilitating pre-surgical decision making, preparation and support for surgery and post-surgical therapy

Aiding patients and their families in their psychological adjustment to their condition or the outcome of surgery

Unexplained physical symptoms

Managing coexisting mental health difficulties (e.g. depression, stress, anxiety, OCD, sexual abuse issues, eating disorders)

Research interests:

Children's hand surgery
Craniofacial conditions
Cosmetic surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (CPychol AFBPsS)
Registered with the Health Care Professions Council

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
07757 124664
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Maggie Bellew is a consultant clinical psychologist with both a consultant NHS post and a private practice. She has Chartered Clinical Psychologist status and also Chartered Health Psychologist status. Dr Bellew is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She undertook her clinical training in Leeds and has worked for many years within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Dr Bellew sees patients for both clinical referrals and medico-legal reporting. The service provided includes a range of pyschological assessments and interventions, undertaken mainly within a cognitive behavioural framework (CBT), for both children and adults. Patients see Dr Bellew for a variety of difficulties. These include stress, anxiety, phobias, OCD, depression, eating disorders and appearance related issues, as well as issues related to their physical health and those arising from congenital anomalies, disease and traumatic injury.

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