Consultant Profile

Dr Helen Beesley

Dr Helen Beesley BSC, DClin Psychol, AFBPsS
Practicing at:
Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral
  • Allied Health Professionals
    • Clinical Psychology
Special clinical interests:

Clinical Psychology;

  • Adjustment to life threatening illness
  • Psychological aspects of chronic illness
  • Recurrence of illness
  • Managing anxiety/ worry in the context of illness
  • Treatment decision making
  • Depression including in the context of illness
Research interests:

Decision making in cancer care

Patient doctor relationship

Adjustment to cancer

Attachment processes

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Honorary Research Fellow - University of Liverpool

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

Associate Fellow (AFBPsS), British Psychological Society (BPS),
Division of Clinical Psychology (BPS)

Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Registration number PYL02460

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0151 929 5181
Private secretary telephone number:
0151 244 5640
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Beesley has enjoyed working in both clinical and clinical research posts since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Liverpool in 2004. She led the development of a new clinical psychology service in Breast services at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. During her 11 years at the hospital, she also took a role as Macmillan Principal Clinical Psychologist & Research Lead in a broader psychology service for people affected by various cancer types. Her clinical work involved supporting patients affected by illness and their family members using psychological therapy. Over the last 15 years she has carried out and published research in clinical health psychology. She continues to publish research with colleagues in the Liverpool Psychology in Cancer Care Research Group. Presently, she works in private practice in Liverpool city centre and Spire Murrayfield and is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool. 

Dr Beesley provides assessment and psychological therapy. She  is also sometimes asked to see patients for assessment before surgery and can provide support to patients making  decisions about treatment. Her area of specialism is clinical health psychology; supporting people when psychological difficulties are linked to dealing with physical illness. She also provides more general psychological intervention for depression, anxiety, low self esteem and other issues. 

Recommended links:

BPS chartered psychologist directory


Liverpool Psychology in Cancer in Research Group

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Dr Helen Beesley

Dr Helen Beesley Allied Health Professionals Consultant, Wirral, Merseyside, private hospital specialist.

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