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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
I am an experienced psychotherapist working with a wide range of people employing the inter-relationship between body and mind. I have researched this approach with people who suffer symptoms which cannot be explained medically with strikingly positive outcomes.
My experience has been with children, adolescents, adults; with people with eating dosorders, learning difficulties and autism and with young offenders and substance misusers.
Areas of interest
The provision of Counselling and Psychotherapy for a range of personel and inter-personal issues, for example trauma; relationships; bereavement; spearation/divorce; work related issues; depression; anxiety; substance abuse; low self esteem etc
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
- pathways2wellbeing -a University of Hertfordshire spin out company delivering courses in wellbeing for people with long term conditions including medically unexplained symptoms
Current NHS consultant posts held
I have worked in a variety of health settings and now consult in several CCGs in primary care when courses are delivered as MUS Clinics. I have also been invlved in the CPD traning of GPs and trainee GPs.
People with medically unexplained symptoms and long term conditions and their need for support for mental health and wellbeing.
Courses offered to GPs
Free Talks: 'Hard-to-explain bodily symptoms: Promoting wellbeing in body and mind'; 'Medically unexplained symptoms: the nature of the problem and an innovative solution to it'
Patients completing the courses delivered by pathways2wellbeing say that they enjoy the courses, do not need to return to their GP or have more investigations and feel less depressed/anxious. Most strongly recommend the courses to family and friends.Only 5-10 per cent mortality rate.
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Professor Heen Payne