Dr Helen Beesley

Dr Helen Beesley

Chartered Clinical Psychologist
BSC, DClin Psychol, AFBPsS

Practising at

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Helen Beesley at Spire include:

Other treatments

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

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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.

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.

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.

Clinical Interests

Clinical psychology

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Qualification and professional memberships

DClin Psychol. / University of Liverpool / 2004
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
DClin Psychol. is the qualification that Clinical Psychologists are awarded at the completion of their training.

Professional memberships

Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Special Interest Group for Oncology and Palliative Care (BPS)
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
HCPC - Health and Care Professional Council

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Current NHS posts

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool

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Private contact details

Telephone 0151 929 5181
Private secretary telephone 07543993519

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