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Dr Maggie Bellew

Dr Maggie Bellew

Consultant clinical psychologist
BA(Hons) MSc PhD CPsychol AFBPsS

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Maggie Bellew at Spire include:

Other treatments

Clinical psychology

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Professional profile

I am a consultant clinical psychologist, with both a consultant NHS post and a private practice. I have chartered clinical psychologist status and also chartered health psychologist status.

I am an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and am registered with the Health Professions Council.

I undertook my clinical training in Leeds and have worked for many years within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

I see patients for both clinical referrals and medico-legal reporting. The service provided includes a range of psychological assessments and interventions, undertaken mainly within a cognitive behavioural framework (CBT), for both children and adults.

Patients come and see me 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.

Clinical Interests

Clinical psychology

Hand surgery Craniofacial conditions Cosmetic surgery Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) Lipodystrophy 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 (assessment and intervention with patients with unexplained conditions, suspected of tampering with wounds, with self inflicted injuries, or experiencing more pain or difficulties than would be expected) Mental health difficulties (e.g. depression, stress, anxiety, OCD, phobias, sexual abuse issues, eating disorders)

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Qualification and professional memberships

BA (Hons) / University of Keele / 1985
Joint Honours in Biology and Psychology

Ph.D / University of Keele / 1990
Doctor of Philosophy in Pyschology

MSc / University of Leeds / 1991
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology


Professional memberships

British Psychological Society
Health Care Professions Council


Professional leadership

Head of adult psychology services, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

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Current NHS posts

Senior consultant clinical psychologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Head of adult psychology services, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

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Private contact details

Telephone 07757 124664

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